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post #72916 of 85809
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Comcast just cold-called me with an offer...and I accepted it. WTF?

Wasn't really a bad deal though. For $10 a month, I double my internet speed, extend my promotional pricing for another year, get a cable box without rental fees with local channels and HBO (and oddly, nothing in the middle...but my antenna doesn't get ABC, so I was considering getting the box anyways).
Considering the rumored price for standalone HBOGo is like $15, I'd say it is pretty good.

Well, I figure out what their scam was.

Got my cable box in the mail, and this fucking thing doesn't even have an HDMI port. Turns out comcast will still sell you non-HD service. That's right...despite the fact that I only get the local channels, and the local channels are free over the air in full HD...they apparently don't offer them in HD without another fee. Why the fuck do they even still have cable boxes without HDMI? What is this? 2005? And HBOGo is HD...but they are only going to give me live HBO in SD?

I guess I will have to call and argue with them. This is almost bait and switch (I am currently watching TV in HD...why would I expect that paying extra for cable would get me shittier quality?)...I can send the stuff back and cancel it at no cost, but this is some serious bullshit.
post #72917 of 85809
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Originally Posted by otc View Post


I guess I will have to call and argue with them. This is almost bait and switch (I am currently watching TV in HD...why would I expect that paying extra for cable would get me shittier quality?)...I can send the stuff back and cancel it at no cost, but this is some serious bullshit.
If only you had some fake dog poop or something to throw in the box to emphasize your point . . .
post #72918 of 85809
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post


Speaking of this, don't the fro-yo dispensers at fro-yo places look like scat pr0n? And yes, I used the term fro-yo twice to annoy everyone
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I admit to being less than expert when it comes to scat pr0n, but are you talking about the actual dispensers, or what they produce?
And thanks but no thanks on an explanatory link.
post #72919 of 85809
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

It ends strong as well.

I stand by my preemptive thumb.
post #72920 of 85809
Yup...sounds like comcast just wants to charge $10 a month for the privilege of receiving HD content (that all broadcasters were legally mandated to switch to years ago...). Fuck Comcast.

Coming from an otherwise sane world (I would say that a majority of providers I have looked at in other regions simply give you HD...because that's what TV is these days), I would never have expected that to be the case...

Now I just have to decide if the extra internet speed and access to HBOGo is worth $10 a month (as well as the additional price of knowing that I let comcast fuck me in the ass)...I never really use live TV anyways, and I certainly won't if it isn't HD since I can get them over the air.
post #72921 of 85809
Apparently this is totally normal and everybody in the world just pays it as one of the many ways they let comcast anally penetrate them.

It is like when phone companies still had an extra monthly fee for "tone dialing"...
post #72922 of 85809

Or cell phone carriers charging for SMS. 

post #72923 of 85809
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Yup...sounds like comcast just wants to charge $10 a month for the privilege of receiving HD content (that all broadcasters were legally mandated to switch to years ago...). Fuck Comcast.

Coming from an otherwise sane world (I would say that a majority of providers I have looked at in other regions simply give you HD...because that's what TV is these days), I would never have expected that to be the case...

Now I just have to decide if the extra internet speed and access to HBOGo is worth $10 a month (as well as the additional price of knowing that I let comcast fuck me in the ass)...I never really use live TV anyways, and I certainly won't if it isn't HD since I can get them over the air.

I almost fell for that scam (yes, SCAM) when I moved into my new apartment. We switched our internet to my name since I could get the new resident discount. We were going to get the 100 mbps down internet package until I realized that for "just" $5 a month more, we could get ALL these extra channels. Naturally, I signed up for that internet + TV package.

Thought it was a no-brainer until I realized all those extra channels were SD. Bullshit. I cancelled before they sent the cable box and they verified I would just get the internet. Or, so I thought.

Couple days later, a big fat box arrives at my apartment. It's the fucking cable box I told them not to send me! On top of that, they tacked on a $25 one-time charge for installation / activation of the box. I had to ship that shit back to them (of course the only day and time I was available to was when it was pouring out and I got fucking soaked lugging that shit to UPS) and argue with them over the phone to remove the charge. I was about ready to safe keep the return receipt label at a bank just because I was expecting them to say they never got the cable box back and charge me some bullshit amount for the equipment.

The sheer incompetence of Comcast is nothing short of amazing. That they even have an SVP for Customer Service is laughable. What does that guy do all day when he sees their NPS and abysmal customer service rankings? What does he report to the CEO? Does the CEO just chuckle with him and applaud him for a job well done (business as usual)?
post #72924 of 85809
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The sheer incompetence of Comcast is nothing short of amazing. That they even have an SVP for Customer Service is laughable. What does that guy do all day when he sees their NPS and abysmal customer service rankings? What does he report to the CEO? Does the CEO just chuckle with him and applaud him for a job well done (business as usual)?

I imagine they laugh all the way to their vast piles of money, and then go buy hookers and blow to sooth the sting of poor reviews.
post #72925 of 85809
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

If only you had some fake dog poop or something to throw in the box to emphasize your point . . .
Envelope full of glitter is the way to go.
post #72926 of 85809
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Thought it was a no-brainer until I realized all those extra channels were SD. Bullshit. I cancelled before they sent the cable box and they verified I would just get the internet. Or, so I thought.

I think I might keep it and not even bother hooking up the cable box (uses fucking RCA cables...I can't even get my SD tv over HDMI...how do they even still sell boxes that don't have HDMI).
I'm still getting double the internet speed and HBOGo for $10 a month (and my promo pricing is extended)...

The ridiculous part is that I can stream all these local channels in good quality on my HTPC...ditto for all of the shows on demand. If I didn't have an HTPC, I'd be stuck with some RCA-jack shit. Technically I get a bunch of basic cable channels included with the assessments in this building too...and its not like I ever watch those.

The bullshit scam part is that she never said anything about HD on the phone. Sure, it is my fault for assuming that my channels would be HD, but the fact that comcast didn't try to upsell me on the HD content means they were trying to slip this shit by me (when has comcast ever not tried to upsell you?).
post #72927 of 85809
Ebay really sucks. I bought jeans that were said NWT but they were fucking hemmed. Like the hem was lopped off and sewn back on after a small length was removed. The jeans didn't have the actual proper tags but only The booklet. The stupid plastic thing attached to the booklet breaks when i wear them for one hour. i uncovrr that they were hemmed and want to return.I get buyer to agree to take them back, I send them back and seller opens a case against me stating I removed tags. Ebay sided with the seller that I altered the jeans. now I am out about $80. I'm not going to send money to this douche to send back unusable jeans to me. Anyone ever file an appeal against ebay? I would think the fact that the jeans were fucking hemmed and the Original listing was invalid would supercede a fucking booklet plastic attachment? I don't even think a booklet counts as a fucking NWT...a fucki by hem job isn't NWT
post #72928 of 85809
I don't buy on Ebay anymore...

Always problems..
post #72929 of 85809
Bombed the shit out of my Public Speaking DSST. I had 10 minutes to prepare a 3-5 minute impromptu speech. I didn't really understand the topic, didn't care about it, and couldn't think of any points. Could talk for like 90 seconds before I said fuck it and shut it off. Going to take a speech class at a college instead.
post #72930 of 85809
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

Bombed the shit out of my Public Speaking DSST. I had 10 minutes to prepare a 3-5 minute impromptu speech. I didn't really understand the topic, didn't care about it, and couldn't think of any points. Could talk for like 90 seconds before I said fuck it and shut it off. Going to take a speech class at a college instead.

Normally we all are quite good on SF to talk about useless topics...
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