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Old 03-04-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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A few months ago TCW sent me an email offering HBO for 3 months at no cost if I signed up. I did and so far, so good. Interesting programming, but I doubt that I will sign up for it on a paying basis.

Yesterday I received in the mail an offer from TWC for free Showtime for 12 months. Does not even ask me t sign up. I guess I have it for free for the next year, automatically.

Why are they so good to me?

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Old 03-04-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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Why are they so good to me?
They like you and want you to be happy.

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Old 03-04-2015, 03:46 PM   #3
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Crack dealer model. They want you addicted to premium programming so you'll be more likely to remain a subscriber in the future. And if it's auto-renewed at full price, they'll probably make $20-30 off the average customer who doesn't pay attention to their bills.

The marginal cost of giving away HBO or showtime is probably around zero (assuming they have a deal with those networks).
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