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|2 weeks 22 hours ago||I'll join you||
Not to mention, it already seems to exist (kinda):
|2 weeks 3 days ago||^ co-sign ^||
I've been a DirecTV customer off and on for 10+ years; my parents have Comcast and a friend has U-Verse (and I was formerly a U-Verse customer, as well as a Dish customer at one time). I much prefer the DirecTV user interface.
As for weather, I only lose signal in heavy downpours, which would need to actually coincide with my TV-watching. It's maybe once a quarter, and only temporarily. An overblown worry, in my opinion. If I'm watching a Triple D marathon and my signal goes out due to heavy rain, I can usually find something else to do for a few minutes.
The only annoying thing about DirecTV is the occasional soliciting phone calls, where they call repeatedly and don't leave messages. But when I finally answer to chew them out, they usually offer me a good deal on premium channels.
There was a time when DirecTV was the only way to see U-M games outside the region (via the GamePlan package). No other provider had it. But that's no longer a concern with the ABC/ESPN/BTN coverage arrangement.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I count 11 Adidas logos on||
I count 11 Adidas logos on the white uni. That doesn't include the gloves. 11.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Walked by the group||
In front of Pizza Bob's at lunch.
Coach was asking if anybody wanted a shake.
One dude said he was lactose intolerant. Out loud, even.
That sucks, because a PB's chocolate almond shake on an official visit would seal the deal for me. It's not as cool as walking the Orange Carpet, but it's still pretty cool. Literally.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Take cover, bruh||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Aye||
"Bless his little Alabama heart..."
|14 weeks 4 days ago||F yeah!||
Do it. I can't get enough of that movie. Need to go see it again, like, tonight.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||That's along the lines of my thinking!||
|21 weeks 3 days ago||+100||
The irony of SEC coaches complaining about recruiting disadvantages, when they're allowed by their conference to oversign, even though it's not in the best interest of student-athletes (see: Elliott Porter).
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Perhaps||
The OP title should clarify there are spoilers lurking herein. "No Prank Pledge" doesn't really cover it.
EDIT: In fairness, the OP wasn't about WD (NTWD).
|23 weeks 22 hours ago||In other frat news...||
In magazine interview, anonymous PSU frat member defends posting of nude co-eds on Facebook (CNN video):
|23 weeks 2 days ago||A righteous correction. Also,||
A righteous correction. Also, the punctuation goes inside the end quote.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||My beef||
is with people and entities trying to justify their fleecing of consumers. But I can accept that my opinion is in the minority.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Where||
Where, in any of my posts on this topic (much less, the one you're responding to), did I blame StubHub?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Again||
I actually never said I had no intention of succumbing to a scalper's ransom. I understood that buying a ticket to the NC game against BC was going to cost more than face value. But maybe there were financial constraints in my life at that time, as a struggling graduate? Maybe I was hopeful of finding a reasonably overpriced ticket? Everyone has their reasons for the decisions they make, and I don't regret it.
Again, I'm not necessarily arguing that an individual shouldn't be allowed to request a price that reflects supply and demand, although I admit it's a slippery slope. I guess I'm arguing about making a profession of fleecing people (as a company or individual), and making it more difficult for fans to attend (at the price that was established by the venue).
You, as a fan, may choose to sell your ND ticket for a markup. Okay. But as a fan, did you buy your season tickets solely to make money by reselling them? Probably not.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||What?||
Where in there did I say every non-direct sale is dishonest? I can understand stating your opinion/disagreement with the OP (and justifying your resale of your tickets), but don't do it by twisting my words.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I hope||
...my StubHub purchases aren't funding ISIS?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Documented cost||
That was my own term. Intended to include face value, taxes, and fees, as suggested in the article:
Granted, her situation was different, because she paid $40 (plus fees) for a ticket that faced $27 (plus fees). She should at least be able to sell them for what they truly cost, or even what she paid.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, I'm not||
I never suggested collusion. In fact, I admitted I don't know why brokers have more access to tickets, and I suggested some possible reasons.
(In fairness, it was maracle who suggested the existence of an agreement between the venue and brokers. I have no idea if this is true or not.)
I would, in fact, be somewhat satisfied if the law applied only to brokers (i.e., businesses who make money solely on the markup of tickets sold by the venue/promoter, inhibiting the financial accessibility of fans to an event).
|24 weeks 1 day ago||The difference is||
If you, the company, buy a widget from a supplier and mark it up, the consumer can go to another retailer for the product. That's how the market corrects over-priced goods and services. I'm not going to buy it at $100 from you if I can get the same thing for $50 from someone else.
Tickets, on the other hand, don't work that way. There's only one true "seller," that being Ticketmaster, Live Nation, or equivalent (U-M), or the venue. Any other market is inherently secondary.
Furthermore, there's a fixed number of tickets to an event, and the event is a one-time occurrence. It's not like being priced out of a new PS3 (by a "reseller"), and choosing to wait to get one later, after more are produced, possibly from a different retailer, and likely at a more reasonable price.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||What is "legal scalping"?||
The very definition of scalping is selling a ticket to an event at a higher price than the official one.
I have absolutely no problem with someone reselling a ticket they can't use; certainly not up to the documented cost of the ticket (including any associated taxes and fees). This is exactly what they do at Camden Yards in Baltimore, where buyers and sellers can get together within the confines of the stadium and negotiate a price, up to the full price of the ticket.
I could also justify an individual asking for what they paid, even if it exceeds the full price of the ticket. To be honest, I could even justify an individual asking for a higher price, based on supply and demand for the event. What I really don't like is a company (or individual) making money solely on the premise of marking up tickets, and making it harder for fans to attend the event. That's dishonest to me.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||You're describing the primary basis for my argument||
For whatever reason (means, contract, opportunity, etc.), brokers have more access or ability to get tickets, faster than the general public and in greater quantity. Maybe it's because they employ X number of employees who sit on Ticketmaster at 10 AM and all purchase the maximum allotment of tickets to an event, and because they have the financial means to buy hundreds of tickets in that manner (whereas I do not). I have no idea. Nevertheless, they end up with a large number of tickets, which they turn around and markup for immediate profit. I'm surprised so many people have no problem with this (as consumers), but that's why I asked for opinions, to calibrate my own.
Having said that, rather than "if it is not illegal for them why should it be for me," I would say "if it is illegal for me and in the best interest of the consumer to pay what they venue/artist/team is asking, why should they be allowed to do it?"
|24 weeks 3 days ago||You've piqued my curiosity||
Any possibility you might share those with us? Work is really boring this afternoon.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Paging Jimmy the Greek...||
What's that? He's dead?
|26 weeks 1 day ago||DUDE, GTFO||
We don't want some son of a blind officiating #$%&sucker commenting in...
That's Piotrowski, isn't it.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Ah, yes||
This reminds me of a similar discussion (debate) on this here blog, many moons ago:
F you, indeed.
I thought my road trip to LSSU in '92 was bad. It's disappointing that opposing fans now think of Yost on that level.
Boistrous is good. But there's a limit.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Second ^||
My recollection is, the opposing parents were behind the bench from 91-96, as well.
I also believe that's about when the Ugly Parents chant began. Then again, Yost didn't really have much organized fan participation (outside of end of the period and genesis of C-Ya) until the Cornell playoff series in '91.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Did the IU scoreboard really||
Did the IU scoreboard really just show an animation of Dwight Schrute during Doyle's FTs? I can't rewind my receiver to verify.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Oh, the irony||
Discussing Higdon's interest in going to medical school, and how it impacted his decision to flip.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||"Thanks for coming out"||
And the Groundhog's Day feeling persists...