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#1 OFFLINE   RACJ2

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:25 PM

Well it looks like the NHL CI pricing is out, $171.80. My current statement had this disclaimer on it:

IMPORTANT RENEWAL NOTICE: This is a renewal notification for 2012-13 NHL® CENTER ICE®. Because of the potential NHL labor dispute, you will not be charged until there is a confirmed season start date*. This assures that you will not pay for any missed games. Once a settlement is reached, you will begin to see a charge** for NHL® CENTER ICE® and will be set to enjoy another exciting season. If you wish to cancel, you must do so before the season starts; refunds not available after the season starts.

* Season currently scheduled to start on 10/10/12 but is subject to change pending the outcome of a new NHL agreement **2012-13 renewal price is 4 payments of $42.95/month. Should there be a delay in the season and games are missed, the price will be adjusted accordingly. This amount will appear on your bill once an agreement has been made.


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#2 OFFLINE   mshaw2715

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

I would expect we won't be paying that amount since it will likely be a lockout stopping them from playing at scheduled start date.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

how can they do this letter? let this play out! just like the NBA lockout we all know the won't start before December, training camp is supposed to open this week, and if remember correctly for the NBA lockout they only took like $10 or 15 or dollars always

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:05 PM

how can they do this letter? let this play out! just like the NBA lockout we all know the won't start before December, training camp is supposed to open this week, and if remember correctly for the NBA lockout they only took like $10 or 15 or dollars always


didn't they make it after the last lockout Center Ice was free?
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#5 OFFLINE   PrinceLH

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:37 PM

Hell, the NHL is already demanding their money for their season tickets from the fans, eventhough they'll probably be in a labor disruption.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:24 PM

I thought the NFL lockout was bad, until I saw the NBA locking out, that was worse. Of course, now I'm seeing the NHL locking out, and it might be the worst of all 3. This is an absolute atrocity, and if Bettman misses any games this year, he should be fired immediately.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:11 AM

I thought the NFL lockout was bad, until I saw the NBA locking out, that was worse. Of course, now I'm seeing the NHL locking out, and it might be the worst of all 3. This is an absolute atrocity, and if Bettman misses any games this year, he should be fired immediately.


Why? Bettman is doing what the owners want him too. He dosen't work for the players or THE FANS. The commissioner's number 1 job is to represent the owners and thats what he is doing. THEY are the ones making the demands not Betman. He"s just out front. If you want to blame anyone blmae the owners.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:05 AM

didn't they make it after the last lockout Center Ice was free?

The last lock out was the entire season. CI was not free the following season.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:09 AM

Why? Bettman is doing what the owners want him too. He dosen't work for the players or THE FANS. The commissioner's number 1 job is to represent the owners and thats what he is doing. THEY are the ones making the demands not Betman. He"s just out front. If you want to blame anyone blmae the owners.


+1

And with the increases each year in revenues ($3.3 billion last year), I suspect he can weather another lock out and still have his job.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

how can they do this letter? let this play out! just like the NBA lockout we all know the won't start before December, training camp is supposed to open this week, and if remember correctly for the NBA lockout they only took like $10 or 15 or dollars always

I'm actually glad they added that information to our statements. At least we know we won't be billed until they reach a settlement. And if its not a full season, we won't have to pay full price. So they will "let this play out", before they bill us accordingly.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:39 AM

how can they do this letter? let this play out! just like the NBA lockout we all know the won't start before December, training camp is supposed to open this week, and if remember correctly for the NBA lockout they only took like $10 or 15 or dollars always


And what exactly is wrong with this note? It was the proper thing to do...it's called communicating with your customers.

We don't KNOW anything but FWIW, I agree with you on your prediction. Christmas is, IMO, best case scenario.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

say nothing! about Center Ice! we know what going on, we don't need this letter to remember us there no hockey! just send a bill when it settlement.

i would think it would be a given that we won't bill until the season starts, would expect to paid service you not getting? so this this letter told us nothing really

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:03 AM

So why does it bother you much? It probably saved a ton of phone calls to D*. Which for them made it worth it.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

They sent out the same sort of notice for the NBA and NFL. It is called being proactive.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:46 AM

So why does it bother you much? It probably saved a ton of phone calls to D*. Which for them made it worth it.


it's doesn't, its common sense, if your product is on you paid it! if your product is not no you don't paid for it!

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

it's doesn't, its common sense, if your product is on you paid it! if your product is not no you don't paid for it!


Uh. No.

When the nfl was delayed, most teams still demanded payment even if games were cancelled. They would have refunded or pushed to next year but they still wanted money. Others did not do that.

So you need to know the policy.

Why are you complaining because they are giving you information rather than making you figure it out?
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:51 AM

I will be cancelling my auto-renewal of NHL CI the moment I hear that the league has announced a lockout. If even one regular season game is missed this year, then I'll skip NHL CI for 2012-2013 entirely. If there's a short lockout that does not shorten the length of the regular season, then I'll re-up for NHL CI at the point the lockout is lifted and a full regular season schedule confirmed.

My ability to express my displeasure concretely, and in a fashion the league will recognize the message being sent, is limited, but at least I can do that, and I will.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

georule, They won't even notice. You need to sit down and put pen to paper as regards your displeasure.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

For $171 per year, the NHL should include online viewing of games (laptop, etc.) in the NHL CI package as well as the NBA does with their package. It's good for those to travel alot during the NHL season.

Let's hope the labor dispute is addressed quickly. A D* letter I got a few weeks ago said that the 1st NHLCI payment won't be taken out until the season starts due to the uncertainty... at least that's what I thought it said.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

Well it looks like the NHL CI pricing is out, $171.80. My current statement had this disclaimer on it:

Thre probably will not be a season as long as Betman is involved...
So you will have another $170.00 to spend elsewhere.....




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