Monthly Archives: October 2011
I’m sure you have a reason. Like, people with kids also are likely to have parents (or older relatives), and some of those parents (or older relatives) are your main audience.
But it still seems like a stretch. And for some of those viewers, potentially a confusing and even traumatic one.
As for you, LifeLock, I have no idea what you’re thinking here.
So it’s nice to see that another company either learned from that, or just knew all along how to do it better. A colleague forwarded the following e-mail that he got regarding price changes at Redbox. Take a look at how they explain why this is necessary.
New Daily DVD Rental Price
Redbox is making an announcement about its prices today, and we want to make sure that you hear it from us first.
Starting on Monday, October 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will change to $1.20 a day.* The price change is due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray™ Discs and video games won’t change.** Additional-day charges for DVDs rented before 10/31 won’t be affected, either.
In order to make the transition easier, Redbox will discount the first day of all online DVD rentals to $1.00 from 10/31 through 11/30. Additional rental days will be $1.20.***
If you have any questions, please visit redbox.com/pricechange. There, we’ve provided additional information.
This marks our first price change in more than eight years as we work hard to keep prices low for our customers.
See, Reed Hastings? That isn’t so hard, is it?
I get a fair number of spam comments. It’s been interesting to see different tactics. While quite a few are the usual gibberish (literally; I’m pretty sure they’re written in no language at all), a surprising number appear, at first glance, to be compliments on a particular post. They’re clumsily written, and a second glance often reveals them to be unrelated to the topic at hand. But if you weren’t paying attention, you might let them through. They’re quite calculated.
I do wonder, however, what the goal was with this comment that showed up today, allegedly in regard to my recent post about business communication:
The following time I learn a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I imply, I know it was my choice to learn, however I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you possibly can fix if you werent too busy in search of attention.
All I could think was, “Well, that’s new.”