Martin Lewis fan explains how they saved £680 on their Virgin Media bill with simple trick

A VIRGIN Media customer has saved almost £700 on their TV and broadband package after haggling with the firm.

Money Saving Expert reader Bryn said he managed to negotiate his monthly bill down more than £35 a month.

Over the 18 months of his contract, pensioner Bryn will save an incredible £680, according to the latest MSE newsletter.

Bryn wrote: "Following Martin's advice to haggle, I rang Virgin. Now saving £680 over the 18-month contract.

"It all helps when you're a pensioner. Thanks."

Bryn's total saving is almost £38 each month – a pretty penny regardless of your financial situation.

The Martin Lewis-founded website estimates 83% of Virgin Media customers who negotiated their price down made savings.

And even if you're not a Virgin Media customer, haggling can be your best friend if you want to save on your broadband and TV package.

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Even if you fail, what's the harm in trying?

Consumer champion Helen Dewdney told The Sun last month:  “Usually, if you threaten to leave a company you’ll get communication with an offer.

"However, you can get even better if you negotiate.

"Ask for what the best they can offer is and if you develop a good rapport, try haggling further with another suggestion.

"Usually, they will offer set packages but they may be able to throw in a product such as a Wi-Fi booster.”

Another Virgin Media customer recently got £264 a year knocked off their bill just by asking for a discount.

Plus, we spoke to a serial haggler who saves thousands of pounds a year haggling.

Here are our tips on how to haggle for a better deal.

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