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So Tired Of The Price Game!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CallMeCoach, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "I'm so old" it's been 10 years since going to the movies and it was for The Sum of All Fears as I'd read the book.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    Only of what they provide to you.

    You can't walk into a theater and ask for a movie they aren't showing, so don't try to use that argument. Both a la carte and bundle have limitations in what is available.

    In a la carte, you don't pay for what you want. You pay for want you want of the inventory provided. Big difference.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    I don't know, the most annoying kid experience I've had in the theater in the past few years was Predators.

    As for the changes in the billing, we won't know where those come from, but I've never had DirecTV add a service without my knowing it. If I forget to cancel the HD extra pack before the three month trial is over, I get charged as I should. Other things like so much HBO free, it drops off automatically. Different kind of promotion.
     
  4. tonyd79

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    There is.

    Amazon.

    Buy or rent the movies and a very large increase in cost.
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    Actually PPV might work, as two a month might beat what HBO has had of interest in the last couple of months.
     
  6. CallMeCoach

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    What? Are you serious? So you're saying theaters should offer every movie ever made? lol - that's what renting and PPV are for. No one would argue they don't like going to amovie theater because no one is playing Howard The Duck :lol: :lol: :lol:


    The whole point was, when you go to a theater you go because you want to see a certain movie, don't want to wait to rent it, and like the experience.


    To say you can't use the choices the theater gives you as an argument is about the worst one I've heard in my 2 days here.



    Lol - some of you guys need to turn off the tube and go outside for a while! Geez!
     
  7. CallMeCoach

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    Geez grandpa, have did you forget your medicine this morning? :lol:
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    I don't think so, as I can still type a meaningful post, which looks at a problem for you this morning.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    I'd recommend staying off his lawn though....
     
  10. Hoosier205

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    Still waiting...you've shown nothing. You said your rate was changing from month to month. Bogus...
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    Have you got the rock salt out of your butt yet? :lol:
     
  12. CallMeCoach

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    Yeah, because your insight enlightened so many of us today we're indebted to your everlasting intelligence.


    PS - I hope you've got more than rocksalt.



    Just go away. I'm not typing out every single line on my bill, and I'm not photocopying it so you can internet stalk me like a weirdo. I just took the time to go through my bills and post the price differences and you still want more. Would you like my SS # too?


    Today I am no longer a DTV customer, so I really don't care anymore. The extra $100 in my pocket a month and the lack of hassle and frustration will be very, very worth it.
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    I'm merely trying to offset your naïveté
     
  14. CallMeCoach

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    Try harder.
     
  15. Justin23

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    For the NFL Sunday Ticket charge, why is it something you "clearly didn't want"? Did you have it previously and it was auto-renewed?

    And what are these "things I didn't know about" ending?

    I understand about you not wanting to post every single fee/charge...but something has to be different on those bills. The credits, PPV, taxes, base package changes, etc. Some more info would be helpful.
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    It not worth it, as age hopefully will do it for you.
     
  17. CallMeCoach

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    The 'things I didn't know about' were things that were offered to me, or thrown in and I either wasn't aware of them like the extra HD channels, or didn't realize they were a part of another package because it wasn't explained to me. Maybe I didn't hear the sales rep say they were (unlikely, since I'm a Nazi about my bills) or there just isn't enough explanation about them over the phone. Either way, there were several times I had things on my bill I didn't want on there.


    I will see if I can find the specifics of the charges later, but I honestly don't feel like arguing about it anymore. It's a silly thing to argue about, and why people like Hoosier wants to get into a urination match about it I have no idea.
     
  18. Justin23

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    No arguing here...just trying to see why it was different.

    One of the things I like about D* vs other TV providers is their bills are very detailed with the full charge & discount.

    Here in Orlando (BrightHouse), they just list the discounted rate so you have no idea what the real price is or how much you are saving.
     
  19. CallMeCoach

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    That's a good out for you - another wise post to bless us with. You're on a roll.
     
  20. KyL416

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    Unless you list every charge, credit and tax that appeared on each of those bills no one here can help you either explain why it changed each month or if possible you were indeed incorrectly charged for something.

    Go look at Satelliteracer's post a few pages ago. He listed the possibilities, but he won't be able to give you a definitive answer unless you list every item on the bill:
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=3171462&postcount=100
     

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