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86 year old dementia patient must pay $400


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#101 OFFLINE   FLWingNut

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:41 PM

It's built into forecasted budgets...we all know that many many companies miss their forecasts by tons every year....and those budgets are built-in to what they end up charging us, the customers....we pay for everyone's freebies.


Nonsense. All business have "acceptable" losses built in to their business plan each year. Banks, for example know a certain percentage of loans will go bad. As long as the number stays within the acceptable range, it's absorbed. Our bills aren't going up because an 86 year old got out of his ETF. That came right from the EO loss budget.

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#102 ONLINE   raott

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:57 AM

Nonsense. All business have "acceptable" losses built in to their business plan each year. Banks, for example know a certain percentage of loans will go bad. As long as the number stays within the acceptable range, it's absorbed. Our bills aren't going up because an 86 year old got out of his ETF. That came right from the EO loss budget.


Exactly. Furthermore, if a cost bucket is exceeded, prices don't go up, profits go down. Prices are not driven by cost buckets (other than indirectly as a total industry cost), especially small cost buckets.

And (like I've seen before in this type of discussion) before someone chimes in with, "they aren't going to let their profits go down so they will raise prices", that is utter nonsense and is not how pricing and/or economics works.
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#103 ONLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:31 AM

I'm sure a much larger percentage get out of their ETF due to a move and no signal (as they should), than for cases such as this. And really, on a lot of them DirecTV cannot be losing that much money. If I was under contract for a new self installed DVR, the costs that DirecTV incurred are much lower than a complete install.

#104 ONLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

The OPs problem is resolved so rather than let the attacks continue I've closed it.

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