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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
9/11/2016 3:56:46 AM
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Re: Money Talks
> "Maybe it's like when things cost $9.99 instead of $10..."

This pricing trick always makes me wonder why gas is sold by the gallon with 9/10ths of a CENT in the price. Who is really fooled by that 1/10 of a cent? Or who really benefits from having a price in fractions of a penny?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
9/11/2016 3:54:06 AM
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Re: Money Talks
> "...most people (in the study of course) say that they would drop Netflix if it went over $15 a month..."

Well, certainly there's a demand curve from economics... Customers only have so much time to watch or binge watch movies in a month, so nearly doubling the price means that some folks might be better off just downloading movies/shows individually from iTunes or whatnot.

And so far, there's not THAT much exclusive and original programming on Netflix to justify keeping it for more than a month JUST to watch those shows/films.

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faryl
faryl
9/10/2016 10:00:21 PM
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Re: Money Talks
That sounds about right - somehow $16/month sounds way closer to $20/month, which feels like too much to me too! (Maybe it's like when things cost $9.99 instead of $10!)

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faryl
faryl
9/10/2016 9:58:17 PM
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Re: It's not unusual
I'd have replied to your comment earlier, except I've been binge-watching Stranger Things, It's Always Sunny in Philidephia, and Nurse Jackie :-)

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faryl
faryl
9/10/2016 9:20:28 PM
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Re: Cords Cutters
People who rate things on Amazon who only give 4 stars because they "never give 5 stars" bugs me almost as much as people who "drop a star off" because of an issue with Amazon (vs with the product itself). At least with surveys like this, there isn't as much of the feedback being limited to only people who feel strongly one way or the other.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/10/2016 4:42:30 PM
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Re: Cords Cutters
faryl,

That brings up yet another problem: a social norm where you are supposed to choose "perfect" to mean "adequate" (or where high acheivement  is contractual rather than comparative).  So very large numbers of people really give 3 ratings: the ends and the middle of the scale, regardless of whether it has 5, 7, 10, or 100 points on it. And many people code on a basis of "if it met all my actual needs that's a 10 out of 10" because the top grade has been debased to "meets the syllabus contract" in grading, consumer ratings, and nearly everything else.

On the other hand, everyone is very special and all those very special people approve of almost everything, so it's all just fine.

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afwriter
afwriter
8/31/2016 10:55:58 AM
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Money Talks
I just read a recent study that said most people (in the study of course) say that they would drop Netflix if it went over $15 a month.  There is definitley a point when it isn't worth it no matter how satisfied you are. 

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2016 3:16:42 AM
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Re: Wrong end of the telescope
Great point. You're completely spot-on. I think the majority of consumers are largely ignorant of the licensing aspect alone - different distribution channels (e.g., DVD, streaming, etc.) require separate licensing agreements. And even those can vary within a studio, based on how individual contracts/production agreements are written.

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2016 3:11:35 AM
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Re: It's not unusual
LOL! I'm a bit agoraphobic and went several years without a car, so have been a prime member for the shipping since before amazon offered video - I forget it's an option most of the time, until something I want to see isn't on Netflix or Hulu :) (Since I've bought everything from toilet paper, dog food & kitty litter to furniture and shoes on Amazon, I bet my door has often looked like the one in that meme - and I don't drink & prime, so I have no excuse!)

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2016 3:05:34 AM
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Re: Cord-cutting, pro and con
I've gotten so used to going without, that it rarely even occurs to me to watch "live" TV anymore. I'm not big into sports though - that does require real-time viewing. If I were into sports, I agree that sling is the way to go. I'm surprised sling hasn't had more competition by now.

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