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Old 07-08-2017, 16:38   #7351
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Yes, I have been anticipating this for a while, but it takes so long!

I guess this is why Den is so sceptical of future change!
beIN Sports would be healthy for the UK market imo, I thought they would have entered in 2013

Would be a refreshing change
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Old 07-08-2017, 16:45   #7352
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Do you have anything to support that view, Den?

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No, Dave, competition has the effect of bringing prices down. Monopolies push them up.

With TV sport in this country, we have seen a negative impact initially, but this will right itself.
wrong bill rocket when competition look what happened with phone bill train fares electric bill ect all when up never down

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Old 07-08-2017, 16:53   #7353
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Still not free postage though is it really?

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It isn't until 2019 at earliest.
Isn't it next summer the current BT Sport deal runs out? maybe they could negotiate for it then?
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Old 07-08-2017, 17:12   #7354
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Yes, I have been anticipating this for a while, but it takes so long!


I guess this is why Den is so sceptical of future change!
And does not that tell you something as its hot air and not much else OB.

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Yes, I have been anticipating this for a while, but it takes so long!

I guess this is why Den is so sceptical of future change!
Its alright OB you can call me a fuddy duddy if you want but remember with that comes a little bit of wisdom although for wisdom and forethought l am certainly not in your league OB.
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No, it won't get worse if there is more competition. There have not been sufficient contenders to bring the price down yet, and price wise, Sky and BT are not the best combination!

The involvement of Amazon, Google and/or Twitter will make all the difference.

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I presume you are saying that you pay for delivery via the £79 subscription. Although that is true, I took out that subscription for the TV service, and I pay no more than I pay to Netflix, so as far as I am concerned, yes it's free. Whatever view you take on that, you must admit, it's pretty good value for money.

On your second point, are you sure that VM are not in negotiations with BT on this?
I don't use Amazon mate not after working there and seeing how they treat their staff.
For second point very certain not one source has mentioned this to us.

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I do believe that beIN Sports will enter the UK Market

Plenty of signs that indicate this will happen sooner rather than later
Not Bein sport.
Keep a eye on NBC.
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Old 07-08-2017, 17:19   #7356
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Glad you posted this here OB as esports is growing very fast.

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So you're happy for SKY to keep raising prices with no competition then?
was much cheaper when sky had all the football like just sayng

PS competition always means higher prices
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Old 07-08-2017, 17:29   #7357
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was much cheaper when sky had all the football like just sayng

PS competition always means higher prices
Inflation sir although companies seem to like raising prices way above inflation.
I think we're close to the point where people are going to say "enough is enough" and the premier league bubble is going to burst, i say premier league as really that's what's pushed prices up so much.
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Inflation sir although companies seem to like raising prices way above inflation.
I think we're close to the point where people are going to say "enough is enough" and the premier league bubble is going to burst, i say premier league as really that's what's pushed prices up so much.
bet next bids are higher
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Old 07-08-2017, 17:32   #7359
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Forever the pessimist, eh, Dave?

Amazon don't exactly have a reputation for putting prices up!
It's funny how you publicly condemn Sky and consider it a bully and yet almost champion Amazon. You don't think Amazon is getting to big because many in the US are starting to think that way.
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It's funny how you publicly condemn Sky and consider it a bully and yet almost champion Amazon. You don't think Amazon is getting to big because many in the US are starting to think that way.
If OB thinks Amazon are there for the widespread benefit of the customer then he certainly is deluded.
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Old 07-08-2017, 17:56   #7361
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bet next bids are higher
Absolutely agree with you.
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Old 07-08-2017, 19:09   #7362
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It's funny how you publicly condemn Sky and consider it a bully and yet almost champion Amazon. You don't think Amazon is getting to big because many in the US are starting to think that way.
I don't understand where you are coming from here.

I think most people will acknowledge that Sky has a reputation for high prices and Amazon the reverse.

Why would I be concerned about the size of Amazon? That sounds to me more of a political view. I am concerned about customer experience.

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bet next bids are higher
Almost without a doubt. That doesn't necessarily mean that higher prices will follow. Although if the winners were indeed Sky and BT, they probably would rise!

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If OB thinks Amazon are there for the widespread benefit of the customer then he certainly is deluded.
Amazon are giving a pretty good customer service and lower prices. That's good enough for me.

Their raisin d'etre, of course, is profit. I know that to some, profit is a dirty word, but the mods don't seem to mind.
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I don't understand where you are coming from here.

I think most people will acknowledge that Sky has a reputation for high prices and Amazon the reverse.

Why would I be concerned about the size of Amazon? That sounds to me more of a political view. I am concerned about customer experience
You sure about that?.

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I don't understand where you are coming from here.

I think most people will acknowledge that Sky has a reputation for high prices and Amazon the reverse.

Why would I be concerned about the size of Amazon? That sounds to me more of a political view. I am concerned about customer experience.
You need to get out more as your obsession with politics is rubbing off on your thinking.

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Almost without a doubt. That doesn't necessarily mean that higher prices will follow. Although if the winners were indeed Sky and BT, they probably would rise!
Higher prices will follow end of...

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Amazon are giving a pretty good customer service and lower prices. That's good enough for me.

Their raisin d'etre, of course, is profit. I know that to some, profit is a dirty word, but the mods don't seem to mind.
Profit will always come before customer service and lower prices and the sooner you realise that then we will move on to lesson B tomorrow.
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I think most people will acknowledge that Sky has a reputation for high prices and Amazon the reverse.
In what universe exactly ?
I have never heard anyone say Amazon has a reputation for low prices.

This is the same Amazon that put the cost of Prime up from £49 to £79 in 2014, forcing you to have the streaming, whether you wanted it or not.
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