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$55 for Wrestlemania 26???

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#1 OFFLINE   SledgeHammer

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:47 PM

$55 for the SD version of Wrestlemania 26? As The Miz would say... Really Vince? Really? Really?

Weren't special event PPVs like $39.95 a few years ago? Boy, that inflations a b*tch :D. Only thing inflating around here is Vince McMahons wallet.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:56 PM

It just ain't D*. Cable is the same way. I work for the enemy. Don't hate, it's a job! I am dedicated to D* if that bird(D12) don't fly in the wrong direction.

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#3 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:00 PM

Yet there are still millions of poeple willing to throw away....err....spend that kind of money on wrestling. As long as suckers....err...people....will pay the price, they will charge it.

^^^^Made in jest.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:07 PM

Yet there are still millions of poeple willing to throw away....err....spend that kind of money on wrestling. As long as suckers....err...people....will pay the price, they will charge it.

^^^^Made in jest.


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#5 OFFLINE   SledgeHammer

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:08 PM

Well, its still cheaper then UFC / Boxing. With it being fake and all, we know we aren't going to pay $70 for a 2 minute match ala the Mike Tyson days :).

Usually I skip the PPVs and read the recaps online or get Youtube clips before Youtube removes them.

But hey, I'm bored out of my mind and it is Wrestlemania. This better be a damn good card for me wasting $55 :).

I stopped ordering PPV movies on DTV cuz they can be had for free online and $6/movie is getting absurd, but WWE is pretty vigilant in getting sites to remove clips. I think they hire a full time staff to do that.

#6 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

I hear in the UK that pay much less and there prices have not gone up that much over time as well.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

Well, its still cheaper then UFC / Boxing.


UFC that I ordered last night in HD was also $54.95.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:48 PM

I hear in the UK that pay much less and there prices have not gone up that much over time as well.


It's just cuz the US dollar sux!

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#9 OFFLINE   Satelliteracer

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 08:26 PM

The promoters set the prices for this stuff.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:26 PM

The event is priced at £14.95 for UK customers, €21.95 for customers in the Republic of Ireland.

Or about $22 for UK viewers
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:33 PM

The promoters set the prices for this stuff.



Does this include the $10 extra for HD? Most cable operators don't charge this.

#12 OFFLINE   SledgeHammer

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 10:09 PM

Does this include the $10 extra for HD? Most cable operators don't charge this.


Seriously. I get that it costs extra to run HD, but lots of things are shown in HD live... so... obviously its just something to pad Vinces wallet.

Like the other poster said, people *are* paying these absurd prices, but buy rates have definitely gone down considerably. So they raise prices to make up the difference... LOL... how about lowering them a bit to attract more buys?

I'm not expecting $19.99 PPVs anymore, but I think $34.95 is a more reasonable price for a special event.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:37 AM

Does this include the $10 extra for HD? Most cable operators don't charge this.


Cox Cable in my area changed the extra $10 as well for the HD feed.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:01 AM

Yet there are still millions of poeple willing to throw away....err....spend that kind of money on wrestling. As long as suckers....err...people....will pay the price, they will charge it.

^^^^Made in jest.


thats how I feel about NFL ST and MLB EI, just my opinion. No offense.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 02:10 AM

The event is priced at £14.95 for UK customers, €21.95 for customers in the Republic of Ireland.

Or about $22 for UK viewers
http://www.skysports...5997120,00.html


Supply and DEMAND. UK folks aren't as interested in overseas wrestling.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:50 AM

Supply and DEMAND. UK folks aren't as interested in overseas wrestling.


I disagree. WWE sells out huge arenas during Euro tours. It's big there, too.
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#17 OFFLINE   Shades228

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 08:59 AM

You can't compare EU's TV system to ours they're completely different beasts.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:24 AM

Sounds like this Wrestlemania kind of sucked anyways.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:32 AM

Sounds like this Wrestlemania kind of sucked anyways.


Taker/HBK was great...Money in the Bank was solid...Jericho/Edge was good.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 11:29 AM

Supply vs demand....As long as viewers will pay that price, they will continue to charge that price. At some point, the viewer will say no way, and something will give.

I remember the good ole days, Westlemania 1, in the clear on the C Band dishes. When they scrambled, my purchase limit went to $29.95. Above that, it wasn't worth it.





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