Santa Monica, CA
reply to Mashimaro
Re: ha ha
said by Mashimaro:Its not bait and switch - the expiration of the teaser rate is fully disclosed. It may be in fine print - but any seasoned consumer knows that's what you read first.
Why do you think cable companies have bait and switch pricing schemes. They draw people in with reasonable prices, and then they switch to higher rates after the fine print time limit expires. I can't even find the actual rates on charter's website or advertisements anymore. You can't even tell if you are being overcharged for service anymore.
I don't like teaser rates or rebates, but they are the norm, and we aren't going back to the regulated model. If you can't mark your calendar once a year to schedule the annual middle-east-bazaar renegotiation session with CableSatelCo, then you probably can afford to pay their "switch" rate.