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Old 09-16-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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This may be a misreport or them changing their mind (pansies) but it wouldn't shock me.

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Comcast assumes I'm a criminal? That's a laugh considering that they're the ones committing highway robbery. My "one year special package bundle" just passed without notice from them and my internet and cable went from $115 a month to $145 in one bill cycle!

Even threatening to cancel my account with one of their "retention specialists" couldn't cut me a much better deal. They're the only cable company in this area (aside) from satellite and we're rural enough that you'd need a amplified roof antenna to get more that 3 channels OTA

.....and thanks to the NFL's 8 Billion dollar licensing deals, we won't be seeing any streaming options from them in the near future. Why aren't these cable companies considered an monopoly?.......or for that matter, any other exclusive utility company?
They are considered a monopoly. It's just that nobody cares.
It's okay in their case because the government backs them. You're a criminal until you work for them.

I wish this was true actually. Please cancel everybody's service. Then only thing to do is wait until they go bankrupt.


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The problem with Costco is they track your purchases and sell the information without notifying you. That is why they always ask for a card at the check-out even if you are paying cash.

Comcast is a criminal organization. My daughter had a stalker following her for a period of time. Finally he gave up. Then she started getting constant calls from a number with no ID. She was afraid that is was starting again. I finally asked for the number googled it and found out that it was the Comcast marketing department calling to get her EVERY day!!!

Businesses need to use their caller ID names!!!
Costco is a waste of money and not my taste but I don't see them as any different. Pretty much every company can sell your information if you are purchasing from them.

They are hardcore malicious idiots so again none of this surprises me. They've sent deals in my mailbox to sign up for service. Most other companies just send you email. I'm already a member of your stupid service. Where's my 100 dollar prepaid card? I bet they do it just to rub it in my face though.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: 60630
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The problem with Costco is they track your purchases and sell the information without notifying you. That is why they always ask for a card at the check-out even if you are paying cash.

Actually, Costco ask for your card so they can give you a percentage back on your purchase after one year, even if you do pay with cash. I always pay with cash or debit and I get between 50 and 100 dollars every September in a check from them. My mother in law gets even more and they also pay with cash only. It's like 2 or 3 % I believe.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:20 PM
 
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Basically its it local government that gives them right and collects fees. many areas have no cable service. then again there are other multiple choices to get service besides cable. people had the same gripes about utility services like electricity now gripe about crummy service and higher cost.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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"...fine...”
I'm not sure that is legal. I can't see how companies would have the legal right to impose fines. If that were the case. I would create a company that fines people for driving slow in the fast lane.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I'm not sure that is legal. I can't see how companies would have the legal right to impose fines. If that were the case. I would create a company that fines people for driving slow in the fast lane.
Those people would have to enter in to a contract with you, and agree to your TOS.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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Those people would have to enter in to a contract with you, and agree to your TOS.
Then you'd have to convince the towns/state that you have the right to fine and collect fees from people that are on a public roadway.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:00 AM
 
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The "usual" lady that checks our receipts at sams club must be about 100 years old. I doubt she checks anything
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Glenn Carbon, IL
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I'm currently using Tor to type this comment here. I use Tor for many things, ALL LEGAL. I simply demand not to be tracked and my whereabouts used in making others money. I also use Firefox and Opera browsers locked down with No Scripts, Ghostry and Ad Block Plus. I white list sites of friends and others that I trust, no one else.
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Old 09-19-2014, 03:13 PM
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Actually, Costco ask for your card so they can give you a percentage back on your purchase after one year, even if you do pay with cash. I always pay with cash or debit and I get between 50 and 100 dollars every September in a check from them. My mother in law gets even more and they also pay with cash only. It's like 2 or 3 % I believe.
Right. They also sell your purchase information. They track you pretty closely on all fronts.

One time I went to pick up some photos....and they said pay for them now. Ok....then went to the optical department to pick up a prescription......and they said pay for them now. OK. Then started to check out at the main stand after buying groceries....ALARMS started going, people started running towards the cash register and the store manager showed up and WANTED to know what I was doing!!!

What I was doing?? I was trying to check out of their store and pay for my groceries.. It seems COSTCO has the Alarm system set that if you write more than three checks in one day at their store they assume your a criminal! Wow, it was guilty until proven innocent. It is their store!!

The problem with tracking of your purchases is that the business never tells you who they sold your personal information. For example, in our case my wife mother was a heavy smoker. When she was in town we would go to COSTCO and buy lots of smokes for her. IF I applied for a life insurance policy and the insurance company used the COSTCO database they could just turn me down for life insurance WITHOUT telling me the reason.

Big Business is NOT your friend.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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I wouldn't use comcrap if it was the last isp on the planet. iv'e been reading to many negative things about them. and sorry I don't sign up for band with caps eathier
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