- May 25, 2010
Read my post again and learn something. Stop with the lame and tired facepalm, it's almost as annoying as your inability to address my entire post.
Sorry...didn't realize you were "smiley-sensitive". Typically people know they are used to convey some context/additional feeling or emotion to a post since written text by itself is sometimes easy to mis-interpret. My facepalm was used to convey my exasperation that people could actually even consider the idea that TV is a basic entitlement and a necessity for living.
Like I said I agree with your premise that a true basic necessity for living like I mentioned in my post should be something everyone can access. But I'm sorry, you can't bring that argument to an entertainment forum and apply it to satellite service. Just doesn't work, period.
In an effort to honor your request I did re-read your post and will address it as a courtesy to you since you asked me to do so. Yes I would be totally fine with a $300 Everything Pack. I'd be fine with a $3,000 Everything Pack...because if they price it out of my reach I won't subscribe. Actually I subscribe to the AT250 but still have the same feeling if that package price was raised also. If they could make a profit and keep subscribers with a $3,000/month package for that...God bless 'em. I won't be a customer though, but I won't whine and moan over their success if it works for them. That applies to all products/services/companies that are not basic human necessities. I'm being serious...I really WOULD like that Lamborghini, but I don't complain it is priced too high...it obviously works for them and they have a customer base to support them being a successful company despite prices many would consider obscene for a vehicle.
Your comment about pay TV being too high, well I guess you'd have to look at how many people subscribe to pay TV and how much profit these companies make. I'd say there are many millions of customers who keep paying so I guess it isn't "too high" or they wouldn't pay it. It may be higher than we all would like, but when something reaches a point where it is truly too high for you, then you have no choice but to drop it. Since we've not dropped it (at least I assume you haven't) then it isn't too high for either of us yet.
Just because someone has a different opinion than you have does not mean they are "defending" any corporation. Maybe they simply disagree with you. That happens, you know. I also hope you don't advocate to any youth you may have an influence on that it is OK to "hack, steal, cheat" in life. Resisting, and bitching, to use your words, are fine...but to suggest it is OK to do illegal things because prices are too high, WOW! (I'd insert a smiley here but don't want to offend.)
One more thing...I replied to one part of your post originally since that is what stuck out to me. Now that I have had a chance to review your post as you asked, I agree I did learn something. I should have addressed the other points I did above in my first post as well. But just to reiterate one more time...YES!!! outside of basic necessities, only those who can afford something should have it! No consumer product or service even deserves the mention of "entitlement" in the conversation.