Bring back the Pre-Paid options

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by flashedbios, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL


    Sure does sound like a good troll to me.
  2. Time_Lord

    Time_Lord Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    Of course this has gone way off topic but...

    Could be, but then again maybe not. I think we live in the "ME too generation" where people feel they are entitled to have everything their friends/family/neighbors have.

    I remember a story my father relayed to me many years ago when he ran a small business. One of his employees received another court ordered wage garnishment, my father went to the guy and basically said "You are driving a newer car than me, you have a boat, you have this and that but you never get a paycheck for yourself, why are you doing this to yourself?" his response was something like "I live on X percentage of my income, do you?"

    The other thing that has come out is some people don't care how much it costs or for how long they have to pay for, they just want to know "what is the payment amount per month?" and then simply tack it on.

    Its a shame there are so many companies out there that are willing to take advantage of those that don't understand how to manage their money. These "Payday" loans charging 50 or 60% interest, or credit cards charging 30% or more interest, they know how to take advantage of those that just want to know "What is my month payment"

    I'm glad I do not live paycheck to paycheck and do not (nor have I ever) carry any consumer credit debt but not everybody has figured out how to do that for one reason or another.

  3. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC
    The truth is somewhere between these 2 statements. Certainly hard work is (usually) a necessary element for a successful career, but hard work alone is certainly not enough. Some of the hardest working people in this world make the least amount of money. Any successful career path will involve some amount of luck, and to not acknowledge that is just arrogance.
  4. flashedbios

    flashedbios Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Your first sentence says it all. Why SHOULDN'T I have the same nice things other people have? If we are all equal, and to be treated equally, then we are all entitled to the same nice things. If I cannot get what I want honestly, I will scam banks by taking advantage of their programs that pay overdrafts, get credit cards and never pay them back, and buy cell phones on contract and sell them at non-contract prices. None of this is a joke. I am a scammer / conman. I just make sure all my scams and frauds stay just questionable enough to be civil torts and not outright crimes.
  5. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC


    I don't really approve of this economic strategy, but I can't blame you too much for it. This is pretty much the same line of thinking that many politicians, CEOs, and wall street bankers in this country share with you.
  6. flashedbios

    flashedbios Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    I don't like doing what I do, and I used to have a very nice IT job making $700 per week repairing computers. That business went out of business in 2007, and I immediately started looking for a job. I have Aspberger's and I do not do well socially with others. Although I try very hard, I think I fail interviews miserably. I of course come all dressed up, like I'm going to church, and I only speak when its an answer to one of their questions. I think where I screw up is every interviewer has asked what my weaknesses are, and aside from having a mild form of Autism, I have none. I'm very smart and catch on to computers and mechanics quickly. So I tell them the truth. And then they ask, ask the questions I hate, all about teamwork. How have you used a team to accomplish a goal? What has been your biggest contribution to a team? Name a time when you used teamwork to diffuse an angry customer. I have no answer for those. I just come to work, do my job and go home? I don't get all involved in that crap. When I worked at millennium, I came to work. I fixed all of the computers that customers dropped off the day before, and I went home. THe boss dealt with calling them, with ordering parts, and with explaining to them why the stupid picture of their ugly baby wasn't their wallpaper anymore after a reformat. So yes I have looked for a job but in the mean time, I have to earn money to pay my rent and bills and maintain a lifestyle that I am happy with. It's either that or me and my wife go live with my parents and they are controlling and very uppity and snobby about money management and saving. My dad doesn't just buy a product, he researches it, he compares it, he prices out used vs new, he does a god damned cost of ownership chart on it. Me; I see, I like; I buy. period. Idont discuss it, if the bills for this month are paid and I have the extra money it gets spent. Oh my god ive rambled on and on. this thread was about bringing back prepay tivo service and now im giving you my whole life story.
  7. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    So the point of this thread is to sarcastically mock the innumerate who have poor impulse control?
  8. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Aug 21, 2002
    New York...
    Your post actually made me cry. Our society does not really have anyway to deal with people that are different than the "norm." My son suffers ADHD and executive function disorder...not nearly as severe a problem as Aspbergers...and I worry about how he will be able to function on his own in the world.

    I am so happy you are least you have someone that cares about you. I don't know where you live, but have you investigated if your state or local government offer assistance for individuals with cognitive or emotional disabilities? You can't keep on like you are forever...please seek out help!

    Take care of yourself...I hope things get better for you.
  9. PCurry57

    PCurry57 Liberal Hippie Chick

    Feb 27, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    Depending on how old your systems are you should call customer service, they may offer you a deal to lifetime them. I just lifetime my second Premiere for $199, the first one already had lifetime.

    I'm disabled, high medical expenses and live on a fixed income. I understand the struggle to have nice things. It requires planning, self control and determination. Stop writing hot checks

    Resolve your issues with Chex Systems (pay the principle, they can't hold the fees over your head; federal law)

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