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Anaxagoras wrote: ↑Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 am
They underpriced it maybe?
I've been reading that Uber doesn't really make a profit either. Seems like a nice idea, but the costs are actually higher than what they charge for the service.
I think they way underpriced it. I would have been willing to pay twice as much for the service and still felt I was getting a bargain.
What surprises me is that individual chains haven't introduced such plans, where you pay $X/month to come see unlimited movie at one of their theaters. The real money at the movie theater is made at the concession stand and I was always willing to buy more there when I wasn't buying a ticket. I know one chain near me has done something similar, but it's the only one I know of.
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Nyarlathotep wrote: ↑Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Rob Lister wrote: ↑Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:08 am
And ... there're done.
https://www.newser.com/story/280418/dea ... -news.html
Dear Remaining MoviePass Subscribers: Bad News
Service is shut down as of Saturday, with company 'unable to predict if or when' it will return
Bottom line? Folks like Nyarl went to 10 movies a day, every day.
This doesn't surprise me. It had gone to shit where it had so many restrictions on it that it was damned near unusable a year ago. I am surprised it lasted this long.
Random hunch--the company gets looted before paying off creditors. Something sniffs of fraud in this. Get a lot of subscription bucks and stick it in a bug-out-bag. Pay expenses with debt for a while, then drop everything and run off with the bag.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"