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WHY CABLE IS SO EXPENSIVE!!??

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Nov. 8, 2012 in Money & Work

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Answers (12)
  • I don't know why. I have Satellite.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 8:29 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • Because it can be
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:14 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • Because people will pay for it. There is a simple solution to save money, don't get cable! Really it isn't a necessity in any way shape or form
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:21 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • I have never had cable, but hear that people who do usually find savings when they have a bundle package.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:14 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • I don't know. Initially, it was suppose to be for free (the commercials were suppose to pay for it), but somewhere along the line, people started getting greedy, so now not only are they getting paid for the commercials they run, but also for people who want to purchase cable. Personally, we've dropped our cable company and went with Netflix.
    hopeandglory53

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 6:22 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • What butterflyblue said.
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 6:24 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • Cable was never meant to be free. You were to pay and there weren't any commercials. Along the way they added commercials and you still pay.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 6:35 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • Our local cable company is owned by the same people who own the local newspaper. It's a racket! We do bundle, b/c we need a home phone & internet, so it just made sense. Could we live w/out it for the TV? Sure, but I think my husb & oldest son would have ESPN withdrawls! ;p
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:49 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • Time to switch to Roku and streaming Netflix ...
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 6:45 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

  • Because we keep buying it.... They keep luring us in with new channels....

    I hate when they give it to you for free just long enough to get you hooked.... YES, I am bitter about losing my ID!!!!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 7:03 PM on Nov. 8, 2012