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The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting

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Top message:  Truth by MadFatMan   Mar 23, 2013, 7:49 PM

Replying to:  Re: Truth by MadFatMan   Mar 25, 2013, 11:32 PM

Re: Truth

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Mar 26, 2013, 6:07 PM   edited Mar 26, 2013, 6:09 PM

MadFatMan said:
The margin that you deem as the consumer fleecing is necessary operating capital as apart of acceptable operational margin and is figured with the cost and goods and services rendered.

I don't completely agree.

Of course all money a company takes in affects its bottom line. I can't deny that.

But my issue is that the companies try to hide the phone cost (the subsidy) in a way that confuses many consumers. It's possible for savvy consumers to stay completely within the 2-year contract system and not get fleeced. But the ones who get confused get fleeced, and that's not fair. A company's profits shouldn't rely on X percentage of its customers falling for a marketing trick that is blatantly wrong and unfair.

And no, I certainly don't think a company's margins should be set be regulation. But banning deceitful pricing structures that are harmful to consumers does seem quite reasonable to me.

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