Needed cable and didn't want Comcast. Upon getting through Direct TV 888-662-2276 I was greeted by a CONGRATULATIONS: You called during POWER HOUR which entitles to a special offer from Direct TV.
To make a long story short and after an hour-and-a-half on the phone transferring me around, putting me hold, the offer went from getting started at $20 to $200.
Prior to getting this bad news, I had already started the process by giving them my social security number (this may come back to *** me in the butt so I'll take care of it). I will be contacting the BBB and their corporate offices about this complaint.