|Tyler Menke, co-owner of Bill Busters, a local company that helps you "cut the cord" and save money.|
Tyler Menke and Michael Kaser started Bill Busters over a conversation in a living room of the rising cost of their cable bill.
"We used to pay around $100 a month, and then 200 a month, and towards the end it was over 200 a month," said Menke. "I cut the cord first when I found out we could still watch the Reds on Playstation Vue's and also keep all the channels we loved for half the price."
They two neighbors started negotiating their rates and soon found out that when armed with the correct information, getting the best deal was easy.
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"We found out that you need good competitive info, and direct local contacts to get the best deal," said Menke.
They decided to build a web platform that would do just that. Soon they uncovered 295 combinations of options internet, cable and streaming services in Greater Cincinnati. Their matching algorithm tells you which package is best for your needs and then arms you with that information and price so you can call the company and renegotiate yourself.
If that sounds like too much work, you can have one of their expert negotiators do if for you. If they save you money, they keep the first month's savings and you save for the rest of the year.
You can sign up on their website billbusters.co.