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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dissturbbed, May 3, 2012.
Mr P. Smith, have you been drinking again??? :lol:
Eh, c'mon ... I'm sober and clean.
And again the analogies doesn't play - you push me to a library if I want to go to a stadium. The dispute is made a few times and the arguments are too old. Create Something New and Real.
If the Analogy Works Perfectly then why Create Something New???
You forgot to include a quote to which you replied ?
I have both. I am berating DIRECTV for the things I don't like.
This I agree with.
One thing I have never understood about these types of people.....If in my life I run across things I dont like i either leave them alone or dont use them. I certainly dont continue the service and then gripe constantly about it...seriously?
I was implying you don't put down 50% of the value of the car upfront and then pay a monthly lease fee they have come up with. You generally put down (25% or less) of the value of the car if you just do the basic lease they already have worked out. Where directv charges you ~around 50% of their "market value" which seems inflated to lease their "car".
It all depends upon the Business Model that the Company feels will make it Profitable!!!
And how much the car is worth after being used for 2 or 3 years but in the case of a DVR it is different.
And with a Leased Car you have to do their Maintenance Program where they charge you for Oil Changes, etc.
And if there are any Dings or Scratches when you return the car you will be Assessed Huge Charges to Fix those Problems.
Without Profit the Business Goes Bankrupt as a lot of Businesses have done as of Late!!!
And again...if you dont like the business model then do your business elsewhere...its very simple
Without griping there will never be change!!!! Think about the changes that have taken place in the U.S. over the last fifty years. Do you think any of them would have happened without griping, complaining, and demonstrating? People need to stop sitting on the sidelines and speak up for themselves. I constantly am phoning, writing letters, and sending emails stating my opinions. More people need to do so.
+1, I have gone round and round with them over this several times. I now buy 99% of my Directv boxes off of eBay. I can buy the model of my choice, know that it is new, and in most cases get it far cheaper then from the mother ship.
I just paid $50.00 cash for a "pre-paided cellphone".
NOW I have to pay for minutes to use the cellphone???
Yes, but you own the phone. I do that too. Plus, I got to pick the make and model.
Could have gotten a pre-paided cell phone for free, people throw them out every day when they upgrade. Another point, they sell cell phones, and you own it. Even if you get a subsidized cell phone with a contract, after the 2 yrs, it it YOUR phone. You dont have to mail it back.
I can see subsidizing the fee by requiring a contract, or offering to sell it for the actual price without a contract. I dont agree with requiring a contract and then requiring you to mail back the unit after the contract is expired. Once you pay the fee, it should be yours if you fulfill the contract, just like cell phones.
There's a bit of a difference, the mobile phone after a contract is a brick, nobody wants it. The DVR is useable and something they can place in another account.