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Sneaky price increase

stsaf
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So I get a flyer from Dish that, on it's cover, looks like more junk advertising. But instead of tossing it unopened as I usually do, for some reason I opened it only to discover it's an official notice that rates are increasing another $5 per month. Again. They just raised rates $5 a few months ago. What a joke. Dish just got a huge tax break from the federal government. Based on my armchair review of the financial statements, Dish should be reducing our billings by 15-28%. Talk about getting screwed.
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Re: Sneaky price increase

hddn
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Heh heh. Don't hold your breath waiting to be trickled down on.

Are you sure the "few" months wasn't more like 12? Seems like they normally happen in January.

Re: Sneaky price increase

hddn
Visual Engineer
By the way, on a more serious note, (most) corporate taxes are on profits, not gross receipts, and the profit levels I see for Dish (just googling around) are in the 5-10% range. So just doing a back of the envelope calculation, the change in the fed tax rate might have had a 1%ish effect on Dish prices, which could have easily disappeared into the increases that content providers keep requesting.

Re: Sneaky price increase

Mlbaker71
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I've been with them for years and had to agree to some 2 year thing a while back so my price would stay the same every month. Now it will cost me $320 for early cancellation plus whatever my existing bill is plus whatever the neck else these crooked s.o.b.s want to charge a disabled person like myself for the receiver. Now I can't even cancel being on a fixed income. The janky a## carp sure gets old after a while.