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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Just because something isn't in a contract and someone can legally be taken advantage of doesn't make it right. It amazes me when people substitute legality for morality.
    I agree that people should not substitute legality for morality. However, I would not jump to the conclusion that they are charging a higher rate just because they can. Since owning my own business, I have learned that I need to charge a higher rate when the cost of doing business is higher. When you go over your minutes, you are charged more because the cost of doing business with you is higher.
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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan The Terrible View Post
    I agree that people should not substitute legality for morality. However, I would not jump to the conclusion that they are charging a higher rate just because they can. Since owning my own business, I have learned that I need to charge a higher rate when the cost of doing business is higher. When you go over your minutes, you are charged more because the cost of doing business with you is higher.
    Regular plan: cost of minutes 2-cents each. Over your limit: 35-cents each. It is not 17 times higher to do business with me. It's the very SAME cost.

    I owned a successful business for 20 years. I charged what traffic would bear, no less. Tested higher prices alllll the time. Many times for no other earthly reason than I could.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    MaggieD,

    It is not 17 times higher to do business with me. It's the very SAME cost.
    And you know this how?
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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    You still haven't told me how cell companies are being immoral. I agree that legality =/= morality. But I'm failing to see how a company selling a useful product that harms no one and is completely upfront about the terms of purchase is acting immorally.
    Than you are confusing morality for legality. Just because someone can do something legally (whether through contract or law) does not mean it is moral. Often a person has to have a service such as a cell phone in order to get a job, especially if its an on call situation. Because of this, a person is not free, due to the requirement imposed on them.

    This is a point that I often see libertarians get confused on. There are restrictions on people that come about from other sourced than law.

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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan The Terrible View Post
    MaggieD,



    And you know this how?
    It does not cost the company any more to provide her with services whether she is over her limit or not.
    So follow me into the desert
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    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan The Terrible View Post
    MaggieD,

    And you know this how?
    A little thingie called Common Sense. My airtime costs them no more to provide whether I make 5 calls or 500. It's a profit center, nothing more. I don't mind paying a premium if I go over my limit, thus encouraging me to subscribe to a higher-minute/higher-cost plan. But 17 times more, with no notification, is onerous.
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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A little thingie called Common Sense.
    Yes how silly of me, I was under the impression we used cost and market forces to set price.


    My airtime costs them no more to provide whether I make 5 calls or 500.
    Yes it does. A cost is incurred every time you use the service. Do you think that this service is infinite?

    But 17 times more, with no notification, is onerous.
    No it simply cost to much to keep track of every ones plan and notify them of time used. Much better to put that on the consumer in the form of a higher bill.
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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan The Terrible View Post
    Yes it does. A cost is incurred every time you use the service. Do you think that this service is infinite?
    Of COURSE one should pay for overcalls. But there's a charge and then there's gouging. Charge me FOUR times the normal rate -- not SEVENTEEN.

    No it simply cost to much to keep track of every ones plan and notify them of time used. Much better to put that on the consumer in the form of a higher bill.
    Then let the company offer it as an extra charge. I'd pay $5/month for them to text me when I've used my minutes. THAT'S customer service. NOT price gouging.
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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    This guy is too damn hilarious.
    Iím wondering, how is he going to provide a play to stay, food, and money in our pockets?
    'The whole universe is going to die!'

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    Re: Is the Rent Too Damn High?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    This guy is too damn hilarious.
    I’m wondering, how is he going to provide a play to stay, food, and money in our pockets?
    Just thought I'd post "the rest of the story."

    Of COURSE this clown thinks rent's too high. Hasn't paid any since the 1980's!! ROFLMAO!! Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate Doesn't Pay Rent | NBC New York
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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