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Old 07-11-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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Well, you'd think with 40,000 members they'd be able to budget better, and drop those rates! I searched several cities yesterday- Baltimore, Memphis, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Denver, and Charlotte had the highest family rates of all of them.
It has nothing to do with budgeting...it is simply supply and demand. If no one went to the Y, their prices would drop. I can tell you that the South Charlotte Y's are not hurting in the least for members! You would be shocked to see the Harris Y on a Saturday morning. If they lowered the price, the crowds would be even bigger.
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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It has nothing to do with budgeting...it is simply supply and demand. If no one went to the Y, their prices would drop. I can tell you that the South Charlotte Y's are not hurting in the least for members! You would be shocked to see the Harris Y on a Saturday morning. If they lowered the price, the crowds would be even bigger.
The Y isnt supposed to be in the "supply and demand" business. They are a non-profit, and they state that it is their policy that no one should be excluded based on ability to pay their fees. If the Y is that crowded, it's their obligation to either expand or build another facility to accomodate- not raise prices to discourage people from going.

I suspect the reason the price is so high is to subsidize those who can't afford to pay. Isn't that the American way? Kids of parents who sit home and collect welfare can go to camp, but because I earn my way, my kids cant!
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