Sirius Radio — Widly overcharging
Before our Sirius Satellite radio subscription had expired (at the end of 2010), we called customer service and negotiated a new package and rate for the forthcoming year. Their renewal rate was about $265 for another two years, but we negotiated a lower one-year package price of $100. I checked my Sirius billing account, and discovered that not only had they gone ahead and renewed the account for an un-authorized 2-years, they had also billed the credit card over $300. I have the sense that they try this scam on everyone–overcharging wildly on the off chance that many people will avoid the time hassel of a confrontation and just pay the inflated bill.