You laugh, my Comcast bill for internet only just this month went from $49 to $64 for that exact reason. I cancelled Comcast cable about 3 years ago. I guess they just figured that out.
And in between those news stories are "stories"about what happened on that networks prime time reality show the previous night followed up by a "story" about a movie star or entertainer that just released a new movie or album.
Shouldn't the user get to decide if they want to use it or not? If people were downloading it and using it and were getting good use of it, it was of value to them correct?
Meritline? I've ordered from them at least ten times in the last few years. I've never had a problem although sometimes the shipping is slow. Most of the stuff is low cost Chinese made and designed stuff but for the price I paid, it always met my expectations.
mobile bandwidth problems are not a myth, they are real for the end users. The actual problem might not be limited spectrum or a technology deficiency and maybe a carrier refusing to spend money to expand or upgrade but that does not change the fact that there is still a problem.
If you only need a 500GB drive then buy it and you will save $20 over the 1TB drive. Spending $20 more on something that you will not need is wasting your $20 regardless if you perceive it as a better value or not. Marketing departments love you.
Cars are a different game. They are not stolen to be sold as a whole unit. They are stripped down and sold in pieces. The most stolen cars and pieces are the ones that still have the most on the road that need the most repair parts or ones that the repair parts are very expensive. The 1989 Toyota Camry was still one of the most stolen in 2012. It's not like they are collector items or a status symbol that people must have. I don't think people are stripping down an iPhone and selling off the parts.
I have never had an issue using fake information on those shopping member cards. I imagine trying to use fake info for air travel would be frowned upon.
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A major factor here is when a child is killed with a gun in a school, it is instantly world wide news and people grab their pitch forks. When a child is killed by a falling TV, it may get a few seconds in the local news or in a community paper and not many people outside of the family ever hears about it. Both are equally tragic, both are equally as dangerous. People know about guns, barely anyone even thinks about a TV falling. People need to think about these dangers. Don't just jump on the ones that make the national news.
Last year 29 kids were killed by falling TVs in their house and on average 18,000 people are inured every year from them. This is just what was reported and documented. Before people start jumping on the bandwagon that guns kill when these horrible tragedies pop up, remember.... there are many other common things that can happen in and around your house that are statistically just as dangerous as guns to children.
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Let's assume Joe sees me making $500 profit and he goes to western PA and does the same thing. Now there are 20 of them, not as many people want to pay $1000 so we lower out price to $800. Jim wants in on the deal, he brings some in and now we are selling them for $650. Home depot gets wind of this, loads up a truck load of them from Arkansas and sells them for $625. They wouldn't make money selling them at $500 for the trip. At $625, they are willing to give it a try. In the end EVERYONE wins. Obviously there some more details here but there has to be an incentive for businesses and regular Joes to bring in the supplies. Without that incentive, no one gets anything. The answer? Take some personal responsibility and do some basic preparing for a disaster yourself when the prices are low. If everyone did that, there would be less shortages and panics and those that got completely wiped out and lost everything can be helped first.
Assume I live in western PA where generators and gas are plentiful. I load 10 of them in my truck, fill them up with gas and drive to NJ and try to sell them. What if I want $1000 a piece for them even though I only paid $500 for them. What if I live in NJ and made a round trip to western PA instead to get them. Am I gouging or am I helping someone out? What if I try to sell them for $2000? If I get arrested for selling them for anything over $500, where is my incentive to attempt to bring supplies in?
Is selling an iPhone lightning cable for double the price on CL considered illegal and gouging? Where is that line? Do these people need gas to survive this disaster? I don't think so.
I don't think televisions were a bubble, I think the switch over from CRT is done and lcd and plasma televisions are generally now just plain old commodity items. The industry tried keeping the prices higher by adding small incemental tweaks to the line up and exracting more money with higher end units by adding internet functionality and applications, wireless, changing from florescent to LED, DLNA, slightly thinner, 3D, 120hz, 240hz. All the while adding features but the overall prices were still about the same. Now, what's left to maintain the premium price and to keep people looking for something better, what specific features seperates one brand from the other now? They are all "good enough" and cheap enough for the average person. The premium is gone.
Nice try. Facetime is an app, Google chat is an app. Either one when a contact is clicked will allow you to start up a video chat. In fact, with various Goolge apps on a comuter or a phone, you can click on a contact name basically anywhere and start a video chat right from there, inside your contacts, inside your SMS, from your phone call history, from inside Goolge lattitude, your contacts and so on. Have you ever actually used a video chat on an andriod phone? I don't think so if you are claiming Facetime is unique in that it is easy to use by anyone. Starting a video chat with Goolge is as easy as making a phone call or browsing your contacts. Hell, I can give a voice command from the home page on the phone and start one.