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decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1

ever

Ever wonder where it will all stop? Stuff can't seriously just keep increasing.. I'm getting ready to just hammer the library for entertainment if things keep on this trend man...



n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

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said by decifal:

Ever wonder where it will all stop? Stuff can't seriously just keep increasing..

It will keep increasing until people, in significant numbers, start being serious and cutting the cord. In the meantime, I have not problem with the industry trying to extract as much money from customers as possible. That is the way the market works. If you do not like the price of something, then don't buy it. Eventually the supplier will have to lower prices or go out of business. Obviously there is still plenty of room to raise prices since customers are still paying.

Frankly, nobody "needs" subscription television. They "want" it. I remember an old saying that went along the lines; invent something people need and you will make a decent living. Invent something people want and you will have riches beyond your dreams.
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aciddrink

join:2000-08-26
reply to decifal

In reality, constant price hikes across the board are only going to help people realize how easy and efficient piracy is.



Snakeoil
Ignore Button. The coward's feature.
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join:2000-08-05
Mentor, OH
kudos:1
reply to decifal

said by decifal:

Ever wonder where it will all stop? Stuff can't seriously just keep increasing.. I'm getting ready to just hammer the library for entertainment if things keep on this trend man...

Turn down your pay raise. Employees like pay raises. Where do companies get the extra money for pay raises? Through price hikes.

Also consider Dish had to settle with AMC, and Pay what ever they paid Fox.
Which also leads to a price hike.
It's a never ending cycle.
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Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.

big_e

join:2011-03-05

How many employees these days get automatic 5-6% pay raises per year? How many employees can unilaterally decide raise their own pay? Not many these days... Groups of employees that have such pay arrangements are considered by the right wing of this country to be parasites and have been targeted for elimination. However, when a corporation does the same thing its lassie fair capitalism at its finest.



jmn1207
Premium
join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
kudos:1
reply to Snakeoil

I would hope that the employee is evaluated and if determined to be eligible for any kind of raise that it would be justified as the employee's work and experience should be more valuable to the company. If the employee is not more efficient at what they do or if they cannot improve the results for the company, changes should be made, but a pay raise should not be one of them.

Blame the ridiculous spending by our government that is creating a crazy rate of inflation most of our salaries cannot hope to keep pace with in the long run. There are plenty of sacrifices that I am willing to make, but it starts with a cornucopia of programs that should never have been funded in the first place. A little short-sighted relief is going to ruin this economy for good.



ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to decifal

The first people to complain about price increases are the ones screaming at the providers to NOT DROP CHANNELS when theres a carriage fee dispute.



hypocrites

@comcast.net

said by ITALIAN926:

The first people to complain about price increases are the ones screaming at the providers to NOT DROP CHANNELS when theres a carriage fee dispute.

+1

15444104
Premium
join:2012-06-11
reply to big_e

Exactly.

What we are seeing here is UNfettered GREED, nothing else.

Not only that I agree with the other poster that mentioned that for the price of pay tv there is almost NOTHING worthwhile on it for the money anymore. Yet the prices keep going up, while the programming quality keeps going down, and the number of ads is increasing during the program time.

I've had enough a couple of years ago and cut the cord.

Now my internet provider is trying to goose me on my internet cost. Even though I was happy with a lower speed tier they won't offer it anymore so they expect me to pay higher prices for higher speeds I don't want or NEED.

Next up I'll be getting rid of my internet subscription as well.

These companies think people are so addicted to pay tv and internet that they will empty their pockets to keep it.

I'll be happy to prove them wrong, when the prices get unreasonable I walk.


decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1

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reply to ITALIAN926

said by ITALIAN926:

The first people to complain about price increases are the ones screaming at the providers to NOT DROP CHANNELS when theres a carriage fee dispute.

I would rather drop all but a few channels that I actually watch thank you very much.. Could careless for opras crappy programming, all of the espns, bet, vh1 mtv1 and 2 and many more... But because some of "you" want them we all have to have em..

See how that blame game works?

Its not like have alot of options to chose from.. directv, or dish for the most of us... Whoopie, wow at the competition


cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
reply to 15444104

said by 15444104:

What we are seeing here is UNfettered GREED, nothing else.

Welcome to capitalism, the free market, human nature...take your pick.

Consumer goods and services in a free market society that is not under a monopoly will naturally find a balance between what companies need to charge to cover their costs and make a profit, and what consumers are willing to pay.

I'll be happy to prove them wrong, when the prices get unreasonable I walk.

So, with that logic since you presumably aren't walking now after this raise, then you find the price not unreasonable. Interesting.


tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Saint Clair Shores, MI
reply to aciddrink

Bingo!



tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Saint Clair Shores, MI
reply to decifal

On that note.. I did some shopping around. Seems it's not the content that drives up the price, it's the equipment. They have made it where people have to have thier equipment to watch anything so they keep raising the price of DVR's, multi room service, service agreements, blah blah blah. Doesn't matter if it's Cable or Sat. They ALL do it.

Expand your moderator at work


Joe4

@comcast.net
reply to tc1uscg

Re: ever

Eventually, they'll have to just whitelist an IP address for premium 'channels' or services and then get rid of the boxes. This will happen about the same time that all TV's can connect to NetFlix right out of the box just by entering your account info.


serge87

join:2009-11-29
Reviews:
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reply to aciddrink

said by aciddrink:

In reality, constant price hikes across the board are only going to help people realize how easy and efficient piracy is.

ding ding ding! winner!