Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:17 PM
I could be wrong, but I really don't think those of us who call in asking (or sometimes just receiving when we called in about something else - that happens a fair bit) for discounts or deals on new equipment or programming such as NFLST are really a significant factor in what determines the price Directv sets for its programming packages or equipment. With programming packages, the price is almost certainly determined mainly by deals arrived at between Directv and the content providers. As far as equipment, I have no idea what determines the pricing beyond the costs of R and D and manufacturing. But, again, I'm highly skeptical that those of us who called up and got Genie for free (mine arrives Tuesday!) are a significant factor in the price. We could all stop calling tomorrow and I suspect the prices for everything would remain the same and rise much as they have in the past.
As such, I'm just not convinced that those who aren't calling and asking for discounts are paying for the discounts of those of us who do call. But, perhaps, I'm wrong. I would be interested in seeing any evidence to the contrary.
At the end of the day those who do not call, because we dont feel entitled, we wind up paying for the discounts of others.
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