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86 year old dementia patient must pay $400

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by timothy2001, Mar 27, 2013.

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  1. Apr 2, 2013 #101 of 104

    FLWingNut Godfather

    Nov 19, 2005
    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.
  2. Apr 3, 2013 #102 of 104

    raott Hall Of Fame

    Nov 23, 2005
    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.
  3. Apr 3, 2013 #103 of 104

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    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.
  4. Apr 3, 2013 #104 of 104
    Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    The OPs problem is resolved so rather than let the attacks continue I've closed it.

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