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Uber Geek

# 44980 30-Oct-2009 01:10
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I get my sky bill on a monthly basis. It is the same every month.

Yet I see they advertise all their prices in weekly amounts  e.g.  $11.24 per week.

 Some months have more days (and thus more weeks) than others,  so my monthly bill should fluctuate depending on how long the month is, but it doesn't - I always pay the same each month.

the bill even states  "Monthly services: Basic, Sport etc"

WTF is going on? 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 268402 30-Oct-2009 06:51
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Advertising trickery to make their plans appear cheaper than they actually are.

Weekly costs are most likely calculated over a year - eg. multiply monthly charge by 12 then divide by 52...

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  # 268416 30-Oct-2009 08:28
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Yep, sort of like Chrisco...only $X dollars per week but if you do your sums it aint cheap.


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  # 268527 30-Oct-2009 12:18
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Some months the weekly cost is higher then quoted in their prices, other months cheaper. It averages out to the weekly quoted prices over a year.

Must be part of marketing strategy to make things as confusing as possible, charge a fixed monthly cost, but quote prices as a fixed weekly cost. Dodgy way of doing things in my eyes.

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