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Old 02-17-2008, 07:22 AM   #16  
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Thanks, good advice for those who 'wrongly' think they have gotten bad treatment or 'bad faith service' from DTV! There really are sorry examples of treatment out there

Not great advice to those who want out just for the heck of it! They should get their mommies to pay their bills

There are lots of sheeple on the forum, they have very few original or individual thoughts, they think that all is well with world and large corporations never do wrong, large corporations love these sheeple, if only they would go Baaaa-Baaaa in public, that way we could avoid them like the plague they are, as well as coral them up and work them as slaves!

Now that is original thought, well not really, makes me sound like a republican, rather than the independent I am!!

Good luck Sheeple, may the corporations take advantage of your bleating hearts

Maybe we "sheeple" just get sick and tired of listening to people whine about situations they get themselves into. You agree to a contract to pay for service realizing that if you break that contract you are going to have to pay for doing so. So be a man, nut up and accept your responsibility. You had the choice not to get television service through directv. We don't think that big corporations do no wrong, we just are not so caught up in it that we feel the need to ruin our life complaining about it. Instead we move on, use it as a learning experience and teach our children not to be babies.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:24 AM   #17  
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Maybe we "sheeple" just get sick and tired of listening to people whine about situations they get themselves into. You agree to a contract to pay for service realizing that if you break that contract you are going to have to pay for doing so. So be a man, nut up and accept your responsibility. You had the choice not to get television service through directv. We don't think that big corporations do no wrong, we just are not so caught up in it that we feel the need to ruin our life complaining about it. Instead we move on, use it as a learning experience and teach our children not to be babies.
It appears that RVRUMBLER just learned a new word in "sheeple" and is trying his darndest to use it as much as he can, even though it makes him look like an a**. For his next act, he/she will probably play the "victim" card and look for all the sympathy he can find. Poor little guy/gal.....
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It appears that RVRUMBLER just learned a new word in "sheeple" and is trying his darndest to use it as much as he can, even though it makes him look like an a**. For his next act, he/she will probably play the "victim" card and look for all the sympathy he can find. Poor little guy/gal.....
Ironic thing is that he too is in a binding contract with this company. Does that make him a sheeple as well?
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:47 AM   #19  
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WoW talk about a bunch of stuck up people. i can see from reading previous posts you guys have this thing for giving people a hard time.

for the people telling me to pay me bill guess what,

I have -0- debt and paid off over $50k in debt, so how's that for owning up to my responsabilities? my whole setup was paid cash, new benz paid cash, new house almost paid off before we even moved in... so there is no reason to be so harsh.

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Nobody said you weren't paying your bill, or that you were in debt, it's about getting out of a contract that was agreed to, don't enable others to find a way out of their responsibilities!!

A benz an a house,,,,,wow,,,,, congrats.....c class? e class? You know it's basically a chrysler. Whoopie

The 0 debt is impressive though.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:04 AM   #20  
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Long time (1yr) reader, 1st time poster. Had to weigh in on this:
I think some of you are being too specific and failing to recognize the overall semantics (i.e. "spirit") of the original post in order to be unduly harsh or at least vent. Many here feel DTVs price increases (etc.) invalidate their contract commitment, if not legally than at least morally, and welcome any info that helps the "little guy" stand up to the endless resources of a big corp.
I found the tips and links quite interesting. I've had Allied Interstate (google them for a glimpse of the nightmare) after me for $70k+ I don't owe for over 4 yrs. They have harassed my septuagenarian parents nearly constantly, tracked down my wife's sister and brother-in-law on the other side of the country through people she knew before we were married (7yrs ago!) and repeatedly harassed them with bald-faced lies. I cannot afford to fight them and will never pay them one red cent. I have been legally advised not to communicate with them in any way as this could be construed as admission of debt, so I can't even defend myself or stop them from harassing my family. I have had to change my #, get phone svc in another's name, bank under a sub-tier, refuse certified mail (at my PO Box) and pay taxes instead of risking the loss of refunds from deductions. I have no credit to speak of, and thus no credit cards at all (which is actually not a bad thing when you get used to it). So yeah, it pretty much sucks and I pray the day never comes this huge corp gets me in court (Oh! Canada.....) and I welcome any ammo I can log away.
It gets worse. On 01-02-2006 (yeah, right after xmas), I got laid off and screwed out of my medical insurance. Exactly 1 week later, I was incapacitated with near renal failure (and pain worse than a shark bite - I know for a fact) caused by a 14mm and an 11mm kidney stone blockage (one and only ever, I hope), requiring a 1 hour non-invasive outpatient lithotripsy(sp?) to the tune of a $20k+ gouging to my at-the-time unemployed, creditless (see above) and near-broke self. A bill significantly higher than an insurance co. would have received. A bill without the discount someone with less income over the previous year would have received from a billing dept. that didn't care that I now had no job and no insurance. I've paid back nearly half and am on the $50.00 a month (forever +1 year) plan. I would have done whatever I could to reduce that bill, had I known I could have done anything at all. Information is power, and lack thereof is vulnerability. So please, people, cut bboncorr some slack, he was just posting in the spirit of trying to help.
Sorry for the War and Peace post, just making up for a year of lurking
Personally, I love my DTV service (7+yrs, 1yr HD) and even opted for the HDxtra package - couldn't live w/out it. I love HD, but the only sports I ever watch are MotoGP and Formula Exteme and my HR-20 still stays 90%+ full most of the time. Oh yeah, believe it or not, I'm a registered Libertarian since 1986. Really.
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:28 AM   #21  
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Many here feel DTVs price increases (etc.) invalidate their contract commitment, if not legally than at least morally, and welcome any info that helps the "little guy" stand up to the endless resources of a big corp. .
Directv's price increases are the cost of doing business. The phone company increases rates, power company increases rates, taxes are raised, even McDonalds raises their prices. If people believe they can pay one price for something for the rest of their life then they are foolish and obviously do not understand inflation.

[/QUOTE]On 01-02-2006 (yeah, right after xmas), I got laid off and screwed out of my medical insurance.[/QUOTE]

Sorry for the hard times, but I do not understand how you were "screwed" out of your insurance whenever federal law guarantees you the right to a COBRA plan. Sure it may cost more, but look at the end result you had.

[/QUOTE]A bill significantly higher than an insurance co. would have received. A bill without the discount someone with less income over the previous year would have received from a billing dept. that didn't care that I now had no job and no insurance. I've paid back nearly half and am on the $50.00 a month (forever +1 year) plan. I would have done whatever I could to reduce that bill, had I known I could have done anything at all. Information is power, and lack thereof is vulnerability.[/QUOTE]

I always wondered why my bills get higher. If everyone barters a bill down by a thousand or so, do you really think that the doctors are not going to increase rates to compensate? If you sold widgets for $5 and everyone wanted a $1 off, sooner or later you'll raise the price to $6 and give the people what they want. A $1 off. Just look at how cars are sold.

[/QUOTE]Personally, I love my DTV service (7+yrs, 1yr HD) and even opted for the HDxtra package - couldn't live w/out it. I love HD, but the only sports I ever watch are MotoGP and Formula Exteme and my HR-20 still stays 90%+ full most of the time. [/QUOTE]

I am sorry. Directv is a luxury item. You complain about losing your job, having to pay more for your medical procedures, wanting a discount because of your hard times etc. However the whole time you can watch your Directv. As I said before, be a man, nut up, and get your priorities straight.

P.S. Congratulations on your first post. You may wish to go back to lurking.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:18 AM   #22  
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I think some of you are being too specific and failing to recognize the overall semantics (i.e. "spirit") of the original post in order to be unduly harsh or at least vent.

So please, people, cut bboncorr some slack, he was just posting in the spirit of trying to help.
Dude, ..... he was posting guidance as to how you could possibly beat someone out of what you legitimately owe them. Why is that an option?
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:22 PM   #23  
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Directv's price increases are the cost of doing business. The phone company increases rates, power company increases rates, taxes are raised, even McDonalds raises their prices. If people believe they can pay one price for something for the rest of their life then they are foolish and obviously do not understand inflation.
On 01-02-2006 (yeah, right after xmas), I got laid off and screwed out of my medical insurance.[/QUOTE]

Sorry for the hard times, but I do not understand how you were "screwed" out of your insurance whenever federal law guarantees you the right to a COBRA plan. Sure it may cost more, but look at the end result you had.

[/QUOTE]A bill significantly higher than an insurance co. would have received. A bill without the discount someone with less income over the previous year would have received from a billing dept. that didn't care that I now had no job and no insurance. I've paid back nearly half and am on the $50.00 a month (forever +1 year) plan. I would have done whatever I could to reduce that bill, had I known I could have done anything at all. Information is power, and lack thereof is vulnerability.[/QUOTE]

I always wondered why my bills get higher. If everyone barters a bill down by a thousand or so, do you really think that the doctors are not going to increase rates to compensate? If you sold widgets for $5 and everyone wanted a $1 off, sooner or later you'll raise the price to $6 and give the people what they want. A $1 off. Just look at how cars are sold.

[/QUOTE]Personally, I love my DTV service (7+yrs, 1yr HD) and even opted for the HDxtra package - couldn't live w/out it. I love HD, but the only sports I ever watch are MotoGP and Formula Exteme and my HR-20 still stays 90%+ full most of the time. [/QUOTE]

I am sorry. Directv is a luxury item. You complain about losing your job, having to pay more for your medical procedures, wanting a discount because of your hard times etc. However the whole time you can watch your Directv. As I said before, be a man, nut up, and get your priorities straight.

P.S. Congratulations on your first post. You may wish to go back to lurking.[/QUOTE]


gryphon75, I was thinking the exact same thing, if i had no money or bills up the you know what, what are you doing paying for an HR20, and the extra for HD. I know i can't live without HD, but i'm also gainfully employed, with good health insurance. Very strange first post.

Although i can appreciate your dilemma, CletusVanDamme, it still doesn't justify trying to get one over on a company or anybody for that matter, we, the rest of the people, end up paying for it one way or another.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:30 PM   #24  
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Medical bills/hospitals/pharmaceutical companies and especially health insurance companies (an area I am an expert* in) are screwing people on a daily basis, period...

I dont have the exact figures in front of me but a very large percentage of bankruptcies are as a direct result of medical bills.


There is a reason HMO's and now Health Savings Accounts were invented, profit...

Personal responsibility is important, hard to do sometimes when you are on the receiving end of a major corp. or hospital or whatever...

just saying...


*no, my expertise isnt because I have had to file bankruptcy, my expertise is on the profit end...
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Medical bills/hospitals/pharmaceutical companies and especially health insurance companies (an area I am an expert* in) are screwing people on a daily basis, period...
But I believe that the arguement is that we, the consumer, have created this problem and brought it upon ourselves. For years we have sued at the drop of a hat, reduced our bills through bartering, and in many circumstances left those same companies high and dry by just walking away through bankruptcy. Companies are in the business to make money but in order to do that they have to charge a fee. If it takes $100 per person to sustain a business and one person doesn't pay, then where does that $100 come from?


Insurance is just that. Insurance. It insures that when you have a need that there is something there that will take care of it, and you won't have to worry. Most people pay for Life Insurance. I know I do. Probaly will never use it. But if I die tomorrow I know that my wife and kids are taken care of and that that money was well spent.
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But I believe that the arguement is that we, the consumer, have created this problem and brought it upon ourselves. For years we have sued at the drop of a hat, reduced our bills through bartering, and in many circumstances left those same companies high and dry by just walking away through bankruptcy. Companies are in the business to make money but in order to do that they have to charge a fee. If it takes $100 per person to sustain a business and one person doesn't pay, then where does that $100 come from?


Insurance is just that. Insurance. It insures that when you have a need that there is something there that will take care of it, and you won't have to worry. Most people pay for Life Insurance. I know I do. Probaly will never use it. But if I die tomorrow I know that my wife and kids are taken care of and that that money was well spent.
A perfect example of the consumer being at the root of all this, is the link i'll post to another thread. The guy who cut he's trees down because the installer told him to, no second opinion, no thinking about it, just cut his trees down, and wanted to sue D. WE pay for this stuff because the company has to recoup this money.

http://www.highdefforum.com/showthre...t=sued+directv
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But I believe that the arguement is that we, the consumer, have created this problem and brought it upon ourselves. t.
that is what they want you to think...look at the profits of the ceo of Blue Cross, it is in the billion dollar nieghborhood, one person...

hmo's were developed during Nixon by his buddies (look it up) for profit reasons only...they are screwing you, take my word on it.
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that is what they want you to think...look at the profits of the ceo of Blue Cross, it is in the billion dollar nieghborhood, one person...

hmo's were developed during Nixon by his buddies (look it up) for profit reasons only...they are screwing you, take my word on it.

All businesses are set up and run for profit. That is why we work, for profit. It is what makes this country great, capitalism. Would you rather live in a socialist society?
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All businesses are set up and run for profit. That is why we work, for profit. It is what makes this country great, capitalism. Would you rather live in a socialist society?
You dont understand, the health insurance companies are making excessive profits by controlling the industry, the doctors make less and the patient gets less care.

Please understand, I am a capitalist, a business owner and employer...I am all for making a profit, but what is happening in our health care system transcends that beyond what could be reasonable...

it is not as if they are selling tv's, nobody has to have a tv...
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Nobody has to have healthcare either. Prudent people do choose to have it. Case in point. When My family got our most recent coverage, we kept the deductibles low on the kids and high on my wife and I because we rarely get sick or have as much need to go to the doctor. Turn's out I get sick and use up my deductible which puts quite a bit out of my pocket. But that is a calculated risk.

Helath insurance companies aren't rich because of their own greed. Doctors have to charge more because their own professional and malpractice insurance is higher because..... Ding Ding Ding!! People who have sued over the drop of a hat.
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