The Phone You're Paying For But Not Getting
Top message: Truth by MadFatMan
Replying to: Re: Truth by MadFatMan
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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