Enercare Credits! YMMV
So not a sale, but a discount nonetheless that many of us can take advantage of...
I called Enercare (yes they are a ripoff) to see what my buy-out was on my rental house's hot water heater (installed 2011). The lady offered me 3 months credit as a retention credit ($98 in total). She advised I wait the three billing cycles from when the credit starts and then decide if you want to do the buy-out, or they will claw back the credit. I took that and said thank you...will revisit in 3-4 months...
So I waited and called back on my primary house's hot water tank, and got the same deal offered, but then she upped it to 6 months worth of credit this time! ($208). So all in all, saved over $300 for maybe 20 minutes of my time. Every little bit helps these days!
Phone is 1 855 255 5458, the people I spoke with were very nice...Hope this helps some folks with bills in the upcoming months!
EDIT: Courtesy of @Double_J For Reliance folks...
Call Reliance and tell them you are switching your tank to Enercare because they have a promotion for new customers. They will give you the equivalent amount as a credit on your account.
Before you call you must know what kind of tank you have....
If you have:
Tankless or power vent you get $800
Conventional tank will get you $400