RolandDeschain wrote:The problem I had was with the word "partially". The solution in that example was solving like, 90% of the problem. Your phrasing implied it was drastically lower.
So then "problem solved" wasn't accurate either. What word would you use to describe something wasn't completely solved/completed???
Also, I'd pay $20/mo for HBO Go. Probably not more than that, and I'd probably feel that's really pushing the price point for what you get, but I'd plunk that down for HBO Go assuming it gives me their permanent historical catalogue of shows. That, Netflix, and say another $25/mo for Showtime, AMC, and access to my local channels; and I'm pleased as punch. $55 instead of $120+.
Also, DTex, since you're so hard up for big corporations, you should realize that dumping your price to gain market share is a smart strategy, so once you dominate a market, you can then increase prices. The Japanese have been doing it to us since shortly after WW2 ended, and to fantastically great effect.
Not hard up for big corps, but do realize they have people that know much more about their industries than you or I and can properly price/distribute their products. Do methods change, of course they do and they will.
Is there a possibility that they have gained what they think is maximum market share, dominate their industry, and are charging higher based on that.
As to HBO, I have been getting it all for free for 3 months as an extra for keeping my FIOS package for over my 2 year commitment.
When it ends at the end of the month and they try to get me to subscribe, I will pass. Haven't found any shows that would be worth the cost.