Posted by mrsmiley
I have a simular outlook as well. The thing I hate about what white is saying,or at least what he is hinting at is that the situation is black and white. If you have streamed one PPV they act as if you must have streamed them all and the hammers coming down on you.
The truth is,i'm willing to bet that a lot of hardcore fans have probably paid for the majority and possibly have streamed a few as well. Most people I know are like this.
I know a lot of people will have objections to this but I don't see much of a difference in watching one from a stream or going to the bar and watching it.
Sure i'm paying for beer but my local hangout does not have a cover charge to watch and if I do the same thing at home i'm just saving a little more on beer and food. Either way if i really wanted I can watch it for freeat my house or the bar,but last weekend I still shelled out 54.99 for the PPV and have done so many a times before.
I'm right there with you. I don't care, though. I don't have enough money to spread it around to all the things I want to enjoy. Most people don't these days. I have one of the largest DVD (purchased) collections you'll probably ever see, but I also burn DVD's as well.
I'm doing my part. If the RIAA, MPAA, and UFC want me stop burning, downloading, and steaming sh*t (I'm gonna leave this typo because it's hilarious, but I meant streaming), they should quit charging me an arm and a leg to enjoy it live.
I remember when movies were like $5, now you have to f*cking budget just to go to an evening at the movies. You seriously have to account for the $20 at the window (especially since everything is in 3D these days and costs extra) account for dinner beforehand, and account for the snack counter. It's seriously a $60-$80 night on some nights.
Some UFC's aren't worth the full price. The cards get changed, the cards aren't overly compelling, people get injured after you've already told people you'd get it at your house, etc...
CD's are an entirely different story. You buy a CD because you like a couple songs and it turns out that the rest of the CD blows ass. Might as well save yourself the money and either pay .99 cents to iTunes for the one song, find someone who has the CD and burn it, or just download them.
People in charge of entertainment act like the everyman has hundreds and thousands of dollars that we can just spend on their sh*t, we don't. Hell, the NFL pisses me off, too. If a game isn't completely sold out, they black it out on TV. It's not exactly like I can just up and say, "I'm going to the Niners game today because I don't have anything else to do"
I go to at least 3 USC games every season and they break me every time. Hotels, souvenirs, food, drinks, tailgating. Stuff is expensive. They need to realize that attendance, purchases, viewership, and orders would actually increase if they quit charging so damn much for things.