Sixcat, on 26 March 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:
Jagpilotohio, on 26 March 2018 - 10:19 AM, said:
I always find it fascinating....and immensely irritating, that there are “levels” to pay for with internet speed and total GB’s used.
It’s like a big hose with water flowing through it. The providers just charge more based on how much they open the electronic valve.
It doesn’t actually “cost” them any extra to provide you with more.
It’s a little like charging for air. “Oh....there’s 5 of you in the house breathing? I strongly suggest you pay for more.
Doesn't all business do that in a free market society, though? I worked for 8 years designing cell grids for Verizon, Sprint and several other smaller cellular carriers. It doesn't cost them a nickel more to provide you with 10 GB of data as it does 2 GB, or unlimited. Remember the days of being limited to a few hundred minutes per month of talk time or a few dozen texts per month? It's their network so we pay their rates. Goes back to the 1% keeping us divided and distracted while the gap between the 1% and 99% gets wider. Titleist charges a premium for PRO V1's. Does it really cost Titleist that much more to produce PRO V1's from the same factories that produce Kirkland Signature's that sold for a quarter of the cost of a PRO V?
I'll stop now because I feel like i'm coming off as being argumentative. I'm really not attempting to be. Just curious and inquisitive with too much time on my hands at the moment.
I appreciate the give and take, but I’m not really on board with the comparison. As you suggest, I can buy a huge number of balls that rival Pro V1 at far less money.
My counter would be, I have lots of choices at lots of price points do buy balls that all do the same thing. Plus, I really don’t NEED golf Balls. They are a luxury good.
In contrast, I NEED internet access at home to function as a normal human being in modern society and I have very few choices and the prices are all very similar between my crappy limited choices.
......anyway....I guess I’ll drop it since we are spiraling off on a tangent about the morality and ethics of internet access pricing and corporate greed.
DirectTV Now has been ok thus far. 2 weeks into the trial. Will be interested to test the DVR function.
I’m sure they will keep records of everything I watch and record and then sell the info to someone to make a few extra bucks. Hey Facebook did it, why not everyone else? Our Privacy is so gone and everyone is acting surprised. There’s a reason I plan on being the last person on planet Earth NOT on Facebook. I’ve said it since day one. Evil bastards. Of course....all my posts are probably being tracked and sold on this site too!! LOL!!