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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to firephoto

Re: Can't all be...

said by firephoto:

When you talk to yourself about "I'm paying over $100 a month for this.." it all becomes more clear.

The more people spend on services the more wealth they throw away.

Yes better to hoard money and never spend it because that makes sense. If you died with a million in the bank whatever you going to do with it then?

tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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Quality vs value (or perceived value) is at issue..
The QUALITY of cable-tv is unarguably the biggest deflator of value today than in it's 45 year history. From commercials that spanned from 10 minutes of every hour (in the beginning) to 25 minutes of every hour. You pay more and get less these days, whereas voice communications and internet values have almost consistently gone up (despite 10+ years of dysfunctional monopoly and duopoly malfeasance flattening the curve every day).

So the objective of the game is to spend the money wisely on something that gives you value & satisfaction. These days, cable-tv industry can't make that argument as much as they could in the past when we had a common culture & great economy.

Many consumers used to spend $15+ on compact disc music.. guess what happened to that market value proposition? Sure consumers are hoarding their music money.. BAAAD CONSUMERS!! When consumers an buy hydrogen cars.. BAD consumers, hoarding that gasoline money. It's called the transition of culture & technology and market share.



firephoto
We the people
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join:2003-03-18
Brewster, WA
reply to 88615298

said by 88615298:

said by firephoto:

When you talk to yourself about "I'm paying over $100 a month for this.." it all becomes more clear.

The more people spend on services the more wealth they throw away.

Yes better to hoard money and never spend it because that makes sense. If you died with a million in the bank whatever you going to do with it then?

See, you try to spin in it a way to justify spending money on "services" as it's just something to spend money on, but the reality is that real goods can be bought and sold or invested into. People can even save money to put towards real things, they can slowly accumulate real things and sell the lot to acquire more valuable real things.

Digital music you rent, smart phone data, the phone itself, pay television, the list goes on.. they all just piss money away that you will have no chance of seeing again, with the exception being if you use those services to make money so it's more of an operating cost.

People's income is being preyed on by those who wish to see it spent on services rather than investments and real things that can appreciate in value.
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