TDA reply to match tastyworks….

Looks like I’ll be moving the IRA’s and then when they roll out futures and portfolio margin I’ll be moving the rest if all goes well. These seem like canned responses so I’ll give them one more chance by contacting our original guy we dealt with and using combined leverage of my brother and me and see what they say…LOL
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Mr. Wyant:

Thank you for contacting us today. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to continue doing business with you.

We can certainly review your account to see if we can get you a lower rate; however, please understand that TD Ameritrade does stand by the value of our pricing since we do offer a lot more products and services that other discount brokerage firms do not.

We offer multiple different platforms and mobile apps that are consistently ranked higher than our competitors by third parties such as stockbrokers.com. We are consistently ranked higher in customer service, education offerings, and research tools as well as a variety of other categories. We also do not have some of the hidden charges that our competitors have such as charging extra for shorting shares, fees for canceling and replacing orders, among others.

In order to help with getting you the lowest rate possible, please reply to this message with the following information:

1. Do you plan on consolidating any accounts with TD Ameritrade, making any large deposits or any large withdraws? If so, approximately how much value do you plan on depositing or withdrawing?

2. Do you plan on changing your trading activity in the future? If you are changing your trading strategy, how many stock and/or option trades do plan on trading in an average month?

3. Do you plan on trading any index options? How many contracts per trade for your options trades on average?

Please respond with this information so we can better evaluate your situation. The more information we can collect, the bigger the case we can build in order for management to consider honoring your request.

If there is anything else I can do for you, please reply to this e-mail. Your business is appreciated and I want to make sure I address all of your questions and concerns.

Sincerely,

Rachael Peacock
TD Ameritrade Client Services
TD Ameritrade, Inc.

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In response to the 3 questions in the previous email:

1. No immediate deposits but if I’m still here in 3 years when I retire I will be depositing at least another $xxx,xxx. Obviously, if I have to continue paying twice as much as the competition for similar services I will be withdrawing 100 percent (approx. $xxx,xxx) of my 3 accounts within 2 months.

2. Only plans for a change in trading activity would be a slight increase but still mostly 1-5 contracts per trade scaling in and out of positions.

3. Rarely if ever trade any index options.

Thank You,

Scott Wyant

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On 01/16/17 10:45 AM Message Center Client Services wrote:

Scott Wyant,

Thank you for contacting us again in regards to your commissions. What is the competition offering you to move your account? If you could let us know this information as well we can look into what we can do for you.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-669-3900 or reply to this e-mail. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Thank you for contacting TD Ameritrade.

Jacob Skelly
Client Services
TD Ameritrade, Inc.

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Options: 1.00 per contract to open (all closing trades are free) + .10 clearing
Stocks: 5.00 unlimited shares to open (all closing trades are free) + .0008 per share clearing
Futures: 2.50 per contract to open (all closing trades are free) + .30 clearing

No ticket fees at all…$5 exercise fees

https://tastyworks.com/commissions-and-fees.html

Thanks!

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Scott Wyant,

Thank you again for contacting us in regards to your commissions. At this time you are on a negotiated commission and at this time we would not be able to offer you what the competition is offering you.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-669-3900 or reply to this e-mail. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Thank you for contacting TD Ameritrade.

Jacob Skelly
Client Services
TD Ameritrade, Inc..

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Thank you for checking. I’ve enjoyed my time here at TDA….

Scott Wyant