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Old 26-03-15, 12:43 PM   #121
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Just dont think its value for money. Consider it £300 for a calender year. Then also £120 for BT Sport.

Id rather let the smaller games slip and pay for the bigger ones.
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Old 26-03-15, 01:07 PM   #122
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Yeah, it isn't value for money at all.

I don't enjoy watching other teams play, why would I? Football in itself is a saturated, over exposed, ubiquitous tedium - its the sporting equivalent of Hello magazine. I watched the Real v Barca game on Sunday and that was the first game not involving Liverpool (or Aberdeen on the very few occasions I have bothered) that I have watched in a long time.
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Old 26-03-15, 01:24 PM   #123
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I'd love to pay less, but I dont mind paying what I do.

I watch the majority of Premier League football, the Champions League, some La Liga, Fish O'Mania, the Weber Cup, various flog tournaments, darts, NFL, Rugby League and whatever else may be on if I have some down time.

£25 for all that? Why not.

And that's ignoring F1, cricket and Australian aerobics.
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Old 26-03-15, 01:32 PM   #124
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Old 26-03-15, 02:49 PM   #125
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I'd love to pay less, but I dont mind paying what I do.

I watch the majority of Premier League football, the Champions League, some La Liga, Fish O'Mania, the Weber Cup, various flog tournaments, darts, NFL, Rugby League and whatever else may be on if I have some down time.

£25 for all that? Why not.

And that's ignoring F1, cricket and Australian aerobics.
You pay £25 per month on TV? Surely it's twice that?
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Old 26-03-15, 02:54 PM   #126
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I'm not sure how it's calculated, but I often cancel Sky Sports for the summer and it knocks £20 off my bill. £20 for basic Sky, £20 for Sky Sports and £20 for Sky Movies was my rough maths, I just threw an extra fiver at it.
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Old 26-03-15, 03:00 PM   #127
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Do you ever watch the basic channels which aren't available on Freeview? If not, then the cost of watching football is £40 for you.
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Old 26-03-15, 03:04 PM   #128
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Sky Atlantic, National Geographic, Discovery, Psychic Today and Fox.

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Old 26-03-15, 03:18 PM   #129
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Old 26-03-15, 03:22 PM   #130
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I knew you were going to say that.

You can't get that kinda foresight without Psychic Today ... it's well worth £20.
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Old 26-03-15, 03:27 PM   #131
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I knew you were going to say that.

You can't get that kinda foresight without Psychic Today ... it's well worth £20.
Yep, they saw you coming, so to speak.
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Old 26-03-15, 03:38 PM   #132
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Anyway, I've quit smoking, I no longer go out drinking every weekend and I'd easily spend £60 in one night. In my mind, it's not to the detriment to my standard of living, so at least it's going to something I enjoy. Roll on Fish O'Mania XXII
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Old 26-03-15, 04:17 PM   #133
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Anyway, I've quit smoking, I no longer go out drinking every weekend and I'd easily spend £60 in one night. In my mind, it's not to the detriment to my standard of living, so at least it's going to something I enjoy. Roll on Fish O'Mania XXII
That's my recent justification for Sky. Yes, it could be cheaper and yes corners could be cut by me to save money, but I look at some of the other crap I spend money on every month and compare it to something I use every day in life, then there is no contest.

£80 p/m can seem a lot in isolation, but it's the equivalent of a night out as you say, and I don't even enjoy nights out any more.
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Old 02-04-15, 07:02 PM   #134
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I paid Rupert Murdoch through the nose from 1993 to 2010 to watch the sports he hijacked from normal free television and some of the documentary channels I used to enjoy watching (Seconds From Disaster/Air Crash Investigation etc. on the Discovery and History channels).

Since then I've been content to watch the free to air channels and stream the sport I want to watch online that isn't on free tv

Can't say I've missed the premium Sky channels at all tbh as I generally look at my lappy screen more than the tv screen these days anyway
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Old 02-04-15, 07:09 PM   #135
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I paid Rupert Murdoch through the nose from 1993 to 2010 to watch the sports he hijacked from normal free television and some of the documentary channels I used to enjoy watching (Seconds From Disaster/Air Crash Investigation etc. on the Discovery and History channels).

Since then I've been content to watch the free to air channels and stream the sport I want to watch online that isn't on free tv

Can't say I've missed the premium Sky channels at all tbh as I generally look at my lappy screen more than the tv screen these days anyway
Fair play. Something isn't right though,when people choose to hunch over a laptop with the obvious health implications that has, to relaxing on your sofa watching the very device designed to view programmes on. I'm guilty too at times.
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Old 03-04-15, 01:33 AM   #136
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Fair play. Something isn't right though,when people choose to hunch over a laptop with the obvious health implications that has, to relaxing on your sofa watching the very device designed to view programmes on. I'm guilty too at times.
How is either of those a given?
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Old 03-04-15, 01:39 AM   #137
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I paid Rupert Murdoch through the nose from 1993 to 2010 to watch the sports he hijacked from normal free television
hijacked with the full inveigling of that cunt Alan Sugar and his twattish oppos. What an utter shower of bellends they are
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Old 09-04-15, 04:16 PM   #138
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Letter from Sky this morning advising that as of June my Sky subscription will be increasing by £4 per month.

Time to cancel.
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Old 09-04-15, 04:50 PM   #139
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...to pay for the ridiculous Premier League deal they are so desperate to cling on to
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Old 09-04-15, 05:02 PM   #140
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Letter from Sky this morning advising that as of June my Sky subscription will be increasing by £4 per month.

Time to cancel.
Had a similar letter from Virgin a few months ago, so its not just Sky
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...to pay for the ridiculous Premier League deal they are so desperate to cling on to
But you get MLS through the summer now too
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Old 10-04-15, 12:03 PM   #142
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Binning Sky as well after the letter regarding the £4 increase. It's becoming too much for something I hardly use. I'm on the computer and only use it because the picture quality is better.

A lot of people I know are getting rid too.
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Old 10-04-15, 12:43 PM   #143
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Binning Sky as well after the letter regarding the £4 increase. It's becoming too much for something I hardly use. I'm on the computer and only use it because the picture quality is better.

A lot of people I know are getting rid too.
yeah fuckin £4.50 second increase in a year
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Old 10-04-15, 01:02 PM   #144
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I was with Sky (no contract) and last year I signed up for a 10% reduction offer if I signed up to a 12 month contract. I'm still in that 12 month spell and I'm damnwell hoping they can't increase my monthly fee.
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Old 10-04-15, 01:20 PM   #145
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I pay 15 Euros a game (Bundesliga) and 3.50 Euros for a large beer. Buses and trams are free for 3 hours before and after each game so people don't use cars.

Other games, online for free.
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Old 10-04-15, 01:44 PM   #146
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Old 10-04-15, 03:02 PM   #148
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Sky Atlantic, National Geographic, Discovery, Psychic Today and Fox.
These. Except that psychic shit. + Lifestyle is one of my guilty pleasures. Love Grand Designs. Strangely drawn to Selling Houses.

A&E also has some fantastic BBQ action
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Old 10-04-15, 08:53 PM   #149
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Got my letter from Sky advising that I was due a £4 increase, so cancelled £40 worth of my package! I bet loads and loads of people are doing the same.
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Old 10-04-15, 10:05 PM   #150
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Have done the same. Was on one of those half price offers from Krade at £48ish a month for sports movies etc but that ended and sky were looking £110 a month... No chance paying that. Never worth it at that sort of monthly fee.

Thinking about binning the TV completely and going for one of the card sharing boxes which are widely advertised these days
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Old 10-04-15, 11:39 PM   #151
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This is the first season in years where I have paid for skysports. I was planning to call up and cancel sports and movies 30 days from end of the season.

But that would still leave me with the entertainment package at £21.50. If I cancel everything does that mean that they come and take away their sky box and equipment?
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Old 12-04-15, 03:14 PM   #152
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If youve had more than 12 months you keep box etc.. if you cancel the tv they offer u a freeveiw card which costs £20 or £25 one off cost so that the box still works. Something along those lines lol
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Old 13-04-15, 06:50 PM   #153
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Old 14-04-15, 10:54 AM   #154
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I was with Sky (no contract) and last year I signed up for a 10% reduction offer if I signed up to a 12 month contract. I'm still in that 12 month spell and I'm damnwell hoping they can't increase my monthly fee.
I was wrong. Despite me signing up to a new 12 month contract, they can still increase my package by £4.50 per month but I can't leave ... cheeky fuckers. I'm going to leave when this is up and sign up to a newbie offer under Mrs Muddled's name.
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You'd think a contract would be binding to both parties- apparently not. They can just increase the cost when they like but you can't do anything
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Old 14-04-15, 11:31 AM   #156
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You'll probably find that price increases are written into the contract.
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Old 14-04-15, 11:45 AM   #157
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They are with Mobile Phones. I get a email every year about them putting my Contract up with RPI. Its a joke really, because my Rent doesnt do that, neither do any of my other fixed term contracts.

£4.50 a month is quite a jump though, especially considering a service like Netflix is £6.
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Old 14-04-15, 11:56 AM   #158
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Yeah, probably. It's just incredibly cheeky as they lured me in with a 10% saving (£6.60) and not even half way through, they've bumped it up by £4.50.
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Old 16-04-15, 11:19 AM   #159
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Well that's Sky Sports cancelled. If i had my way i'd have cancelled all Sky TV but the wife was adamant that she wanted to keep some of the channels.
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