The majority of installations take less than an hour, but that’s beside the point. I’m not saying that the cost of installation/box/dish is CHEAP, however when compared to their subscription profits, it’s not much at all.
Whilst the minimum contract length in 12 months, Sky are gambling on the fact that the vast majority of people stay subscribed for several years.
And the fact that some people only want 1 channel out of 200 is EXACTLY the point. If you want 200 channels are are willing to pay however-many hundreds of pounds a year it is, then fine, you’re getting a good deal. But if all you want is a single channel, it’s just a waste of money.
If I walk into a cash-and-carry to buy a bottle of wine, and I’m told, “sorry, you have to buy a crate of 200 bottles”, I’d be an idiot to buy the crate if all I want is one bottle. I’m not moaning, I’m simply pointing out that Sky’s subscription is “all or nothing”, and nowhere in between.
But this is not a complaint as such. I don’t like what is happening, and I wish, like everyone, that F1 was staying with the BBC. But I don’t blame Sky either, as I pointed out in my more recent post.
£7 a week may not be expensive for you, but it is for me. Put aside for a minute that I have no desire to give Sky a penny of my money, £363 per year is totally unjustifiable for me at the moment- I simply can’t afford it, even with £100 cash back.