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Price changes?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jgoggan, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Jan 29, 2013 #41 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    The price for content keeps going up. They aren't inventing excuses to raise rates.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2013 #42 of 141
    rocat1997

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    They are and slowly pricing people out. Theirs a point where it becomes cheaper to just use an antenna like when I was a kid.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2013 #43 of 141
    James Long

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    Four channels that go off the air after midnight?
     
  4. Jan 29, 2013 #44 of 141
    Inkosaurus

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    Yeah and 15 years ago you probably only had 2 HBO channels in that package ;)
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 #45 of 141
    rocat1997

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    True but that's about what I watch now. Lol..
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 #46 of 141
    James Long

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    That makes the "scale back" decision easier ... although it seems there is always some good show on a premium channel or upper tier channel. After a while buying the DVDs or streaming subscriptions to those programs adds up.

    Is TV service worth $1700 per year? If it isn't, scale back to what you think it is worth - pay that much and see what you get.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 #47 of 141
    rocat1997

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    And I do watch 1 show on hbo. I could probably do without it. I watch mostly encore and DIY. Some hallmark.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2013 #48 of 141
    husker61

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    i understand that programing costs are going up. that's due in part to consumers and providers making it easy to not watch commercials that were the main revenue stream for years. they absolutely have the right to raise prices as they see fit, just not in the middle of a agreed to deal.

    i believe all these companies have a online system that you can select what plan, equipment, etc. that you want and it tells you what the charges will be for the entire plan (taxes and govt fees are also included), not just the first 12 months. that is what i used when i shopped for a provider. i just would like the company to honor that.

    i never said dish should honor a price forever!

    would anyone stand for a car co leasing you a vehicle and then saying they were charging you more into the agreement? what about a landlord raising your rent partially into your lease? i'm sure dish wouldn't stand for espn demanding more money from them in the middle of their deal. these are all unacceptable, why should dish and their customers be any different?
     
  9. Jan 30, 2013 #49 of 141
    Hoosier205

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    You were never locked into a price. Dish is following the exact agreement you...agrees to. They are honoring it.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2013 #50 of 141
    husker61

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    i hope this it true, but there was nothing like this mentioned in the letter i received.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2013 #51 of 141
    James Long

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    Are you in your first 12 months?
     
  12. Jan 30, 2013 #52 of 141
    satcrazy

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    Great...
    lol.

    I remember the very first contract I signed [with direct,] and they had a price increase after month 12, I thought the same way husker61 does now, [it wasn't what I signed up for].

    Of course I was naive, and I sat down and read ALL the fine print.

    It was there. They reserve the right to change at any time.

    Always read the fine print:lol:
     
  13. Jan 31, 2013 #53 of 141
    husker61

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    yes
     
  14. Jan 31, 2013 #54 of 141
    husker61

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    didn't banks get sued and loose because they changed mortgage rates on people? they were allowed to in those contracts (adjustable rates) and it didn't make any difference, they lost and payed big time. it was because they were deceptive about it, sound familiar? these co's should be very careful.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2013 #55 of 141
    James Long

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    Have you seen a "post increase" bill?

    Perhaps ... and if you don't see a credit to offset the increase for the remainder of your first 12 months you may have a point. The big print "$24.99 per month for 12 months" should be honored. But when you reach the 13th month "regular price" sets in ... and you, like everyone else past their first 12 months, should expect to pay the current regular price.

    I believe the suit that you suggest has already been filed and made it through the courts. It is the reason why I expect you will see the credit for the remainder of your first 12 months. And the reason why in month 13 DISH will be confident in charging you the full regular price.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2013 #56 of 141
    catnapped

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    Gotta love a mailing that has "A Special thank you from Dish" with a rate increase inside :lol:
     
  17. Jan 31, 2013 #57 of 141
    satcrazy

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    Great...
    Well, I know what your saying, but, when you agree to terms and conditions by signing the contract, it is binding.
    Of course you never see that contract until after the installation is done and the tech puts it under your nose to sign it so he can leave.

    I have found that everytime I asked to see a contract [ like for extended warranties, as example] I get the run-around. Makes me crazy [ short trip] because these companies should be forth comming if they're legit.

    I'm sure the legal team have gone over these, so, doesn't matter what we think.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2013 #58 of 141
    some guy

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    I believe the agreements are available on the website. You could always download it and read it first.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2013 #59 of 141
    satcrazy

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    Great...
    BINGO.

    Dish homepage- legal-resedential agreement- "changes in services offered"

    Pretty straightforward.

    Thanks.


    I have not found this to be the case for every business I have dealt with, however.
     
  20. Feb 1, 2013 #60 of 141
    HinterXGames

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    Yeah, DTV is the same. Their's is available at the website also. I'm not sure how people think if a providers price increase's to supply the product, how the price of the product will not also adjust to match.
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    I mean, simply apply it to any buisness. If you have a buisness to sell apples and your apple supplier starts charging you an extra 2$ per bushel, you would try and tell me you you wouldn't raise the cost of buying apples that your customers pay?
     

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