When my husband was told he was going to lose some hours at work for a couple of months, we knew that we were going to have to come up with something to supplement the income we would be losing. It was not in our best interest for him to find a new job, because there just aren't a lot of jobs available in our area that pay well. Instead, I went online and looked at scrap metal prices. We had been collecting various pieces of metal through the years, and we just let them sit in one of the barns.
We had no plans for them at all. We just chose that way because it was most convenient to us. Since we had no use for it though and because there was a nice chunk of scrap metal that we had accumulated over the years, I decided to see if we would be able to make a nice little profit off of it. I was able to find a website that has information on all of the scrap metal yards in our region, and it also has the prices per pound on various types of metal like copper, steel, aluminum and much more.
Since we had a wide variety of each kind of metal, plus we have an old truck that would make transporting most of it easy enough, I looked at all of the scrap metal yards in our area so we could get the best price. I actually had no idea that there were so many scrap yards around us! Anyway, when it was all said and done, we were able to cash out at much more than either of us expected. I thought I would have to take a part time job somewhere til his work got regular again, but our scrap metal cash actually took us past what he would have made normally at work!
When my TV bill went up by 10 dollars, I knew that I had to do something. Ten dollars sounds like a small amount, but it was just making an expensive bill even more unreasonable. I didn't want to get rid of my television though because it is how I unwind after a long day at work. I just figured that I could change providers because I knew that there had to be better offers out there. I did an online search so I could find the current offers for other TV programming providers, and that is how I found out about the amazing deals that DirecTV offers to new customers.
Their packages start out very low, but I knew that I would want to have a better package because I wanted to have more channels. That is why this was so great to me, because I was able to get a package that matched what I was getting from my cable company, but for a fraction of the price. In addition to a low price, I was able to get some really nice deals including free movie channels. That is something that I was not able to have in the past because of the high cost of having them, so it was nice that I would get to preview all of them for 90 days.
I figured if I liked one package, I would be able to order it since I would be saving so much money by being a new customer. That is the part that I liked the best. Because I was getting the service for the first time, I was able to get an introductory promotional price that I was able to lock in for two years. Even after that time is up, the price is still going to be cheaper than what I was paying with cable. It's hard to fight logic like that, and that is why I switched!