Ok so I get DTV middle of last year with NFL Sunday ticket and they claim they send notification about renewal back in June but I am paperless and autobilled so I never saw anything that was not explicitly mailed to me...
I saw the dollar amount jump on my checking account for the service and find a $37.49 charge for NFL that I've never used... first of 6 installments. DirecTV tells me I cannot cancel and spoke with a number of reps/supervisors who insisted on giving me a hard time about it.
Prior to season 0.00 charges, then after season starts the charge comes through then you are not able to cancel is a pretty shady business practice. The money being paid out is the trigger and losing $225 is a pretty big deal so I persisted filed a BBB report, etc. and *finally* gotten a credit from DirecTV after many hours of dealing with them.
Ok my fault for not knowing about DTV Terms concerning sports auto-renewal and non-cancel policy, blah blah blah Doesn't mean I am not gonna raise *** about it.
DirecTV has generally been OK for me, but the lineup of full of 24hr "sell you some ***" channels for $70.99 is basically paying them to watch commercials which is pretty insane. As soon as my contract expires, it will be Netflix, Hulu, MythTV for me.
Monetary Loss: $250.