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So Tired Of The Price Game!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CallMeCoach, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. 242424

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    C-Band had it and it worked very well. Despite what some here will tell you the small dish killed C-Band, not a la carte
     
  2. Hoosier205

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    You said fees had changed. Come on...either make an attempt or move on.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    Might be time to put a fork in this thread.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    C band moved away from a la carte. It didn't kill it. It went bundling. Who ever said a la carte killed BUD?
     
  5. tonyd79

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    You make me laugh. You assume my lifestyle which is so wrong. Plus the streaming version of nba and MLB locks you out of local games and is inferior in quality.

    As for paying bills. Yes. If it doesn't change and if it does it is a dollar or two as in your example, it is not worth my time to ferret it out. I have too much to do and having too much fun to worry over a buck or two a month. I find it sad for those who are self proclaimed bill nazis.
     
  6. inf0z

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    If you're looking for clarification on why your rate has been changing it might be helpful to post the itemized list of each bill so we can see why it changed and try to provide you with some assistance. If you're here just to complain then nothing more is needed, you've been successful at that.
     
  7. CallMeCoach

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    So you admit your bill changes? Wow, just wow!
     
  8. inf0z

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    If there were more money to be made going a la carte then some one would be doing it already. The bottom line is that there is more money to be made by selling packages vs. a la carte. There's your proof, no one needs to buy in to any thing or parrot any thing. Where there's money to be had a service will be provided.
     
  9. Diana C

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    I don't know...I've had my directv bill set up as an automatic payment with my bank for years. Other than the odd PPV, and adjustments for annual increases, I have never seen our bill vary at all in the 11 years we've been Directv customers.
     
  10. Satelliteracer

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    Correct. It changes only once a year, unless a customer has signed up for a promotion or ordered something. Otherwise the pricing is constant. Glad to see you have been with D* for 11 years. Thank you.
     
  11. CallMeCoach

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    Good for her, but not my experience.

    #takingmymoneyelsewhere
     
  12. Justin23

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    Ok if you don't want to post every item from your bills...how about just 1 bill?

    Most of us that have responded here can probably help figure out what happened, but we need the details.
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    Wild guess:
    First there was the sports package, then there was a partial charge for the HD extra package, and finally it settled down.

    I've only had my service for 10 years, and still have the same program package. Once a year it changes. Along the way my hardware has changed and increased, but like most of us, we knew what was happening.
     
  14. Justin23

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    Yeah and I still perplexed with the comment that NFLST was something that he "clearly didn't want".

    I think it was some add-ons that were free for a few months then rolled-to-pay...

    Hopefully we can get the details.
     
  15. Christopher Gould

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    Except for once a year price increases and things i have added my bill has been rock solid since 9/98.
     
  16. goinsleeper

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    I thought it was because they advertise movies like crazy right before they come out. At that point, basically the only way to see the movie is at the theater. That sounds more like supply and demand than the "experience".


    No, he's saying that there is a difference between al a carte and going to the movies. You're not just picking what you want to watch, you're picking something to watch out of their selection. You could not order The Walking Dead al a carte. You would have to order AMC and receive the other programs or shows that come along with it. How narrow does your view have to be on al a carte before you reach the perfect idea?


    Maybe photocopy and blackout your personal information? Granted, that would take an extra minute or two...



    I've had friends, and I'm guilty myself, that have gone to the movies as a group and watched something they didn't care to see just because it was more of a group outting. Plenty of parents take their children to see movies they don't care to see. So, to me, your point is flawed.

    How are you a "bill Nazi" if you can't find the difference between your bills. I would assume a bill Nazi could read the entire bill instead of just looking at the bottom line.
     
  17. Satelliteracer

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    I'd be happy to help you out, maybe a simple screenshot of your bill. The amounts don't change, I know how things work here. The only way they change is if a service was signed up for or a promotion is no longer in effect.

    Simple as that, but again happy to help you out but the evidence hasn't been presented yet so it's difficult to provide a solution, explanation, etc. Let us help you out.
     
  18. goinsleeper

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    Is that for twitter?
     
  19. joed32

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    Didn't work very well for me. By the time I selected the channels that i wanted it would cost more Ala Carte than if I bought a package that contained those channels. I still have the BUD in the back yard but haven't used it in years.
     
  20. HinterXGames

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    The bigger part of the problem, is networks won't allow it. Providers have to go through the same bundling issues as customers when dealing with networks. A company could tell Disney they only want it's main Disney channel. Disney will say "No, to get our main channel you must also take channels A, B, and C that we offer".
     

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