[FoRK] tvland

David Edmondson dme at dme.org
Fri Jan 20 07:55:02 PST 2017

On Fri, Jan 20 2017, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:

> So here's my stupid question of the day, given we're about to go into 
> Superbowl TV sales season--which seems to happen every year like 
> clockwork--why don't people sell TV subscriptions? The whole delivery 
> and hookup issues have long gone by the wayside.
> Why not have tiered TV subscriptions for different levels of tvs? 
> Someone should start a company to do that.  Sort of a secondary market, 
> TV arbitrage, tvshaveclub type thing.
> Why hasn't anyone done this before?

Most TVs were rented in the UK until the '70s, then prices and available
cash met at the point where people realised it was possible to buy for
the cost of a year's rent.

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