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Old 04-24-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Cut your cable. It's not worth the money.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:11 PM
 
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The fees, surcharges and all those add on items are there because consumers don't buy based on cost for services, they buy based on lowest price quoted. It really doesn't matter what the finial total cost is, so long as the amount splashed all over the marketing material shows a lower price than the competitor. A company that charges $100.00 all inclusive for their service will not grab as many customers as a company adverting $50.00 for that same service (with another $100 in fees, surcharges, taxes, etc). People want to always see they are saving something and will fall for so many marketing tricks. Can't blame business for giving the people what they want!
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:17 AM
 
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The fees, surcharges and all those add on items are there because consumers don't buy based on cost for services, they buy based on lowest price quoted. It really doesn't matter what the finial total cost is, so long as the amount splashed all over the marketing material shows a lower price than the competitor. A company that charges $100.00 all inclusive for their service will not grab as many customers as a company adverting $50.00 for that same service (with another $100 in fees, surcharges, taxes, etc). People want to always see they are saving something and will fall for so many marketing tricks. Can't blame business for giving the people what they want!
"There's a sucker born every minute", the old phrase that still stands true today.
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Wow! $130 per month for cable. Ridiculous. I have more TV than I can watch with Netflix, Sling, and Amazon for less than $40 per month. I have Sling for baseball on ESPN and I'm not sure if I will keep it long term and that's $20 per month.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Atlantis
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I have saved $1,500 a year by not having cable for the last 11 years.


That is a total of $16,500
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