TNGTony said:Well it brings up the point...how many electric companies give subscribers light bulbs? We are paying for the friggin' electricity every month...you'd think the electric company would provide free light bulbs, right?
Sound silly doesn't it. Yet, we expect the satellite companies to give us new equipement that costs several hundred times more than a light bulb even though we pay the satellite company, on average, less a month than the utility company.
Sorry to interrupt a light thread with some substance. Back to the hilarity.
A. The electric companies do not normally have any compettion, so no perks are needed to choose their service.
B. They do often give away, or sell at below cost, or offer huge rebates for, energy-saving flourescent bulbs.
C. In NY, they used to sell appliances at discounts, in order to get people to use more electricity (or gas). Of course, now they want people to use less.
D. Other utilities that have competion, like cell phone providers, do give away equipment in abundance.
E. The other DBS provider also gives away equipment. (which most people would say is superior to Dish's.) That is the business model for this market.
This whole "light bulb" thread...does it have anything to do with the new Polish channels?