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New Codes

Post by sasmith » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:00

Does anybody know of any valid codes to renew ICETV? My subscription expires in June.

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Re: New Codes

Post by prl » Mon Mar 10, 2014 17:38

The last offer I know about was in Jul 2013, so that wouldn't be valid any more.

You can get a discount by enabling auto-renewal, but it's not nearly as generous as the specials of the past.
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Re: New Codes

Post by Paul55 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 17:41

I think you may have missed the boat. I read sometime last year that IceTV weren't going to continue with the discounted prices because;
1. The discounts had done the job of attracting and retaining customers, and
2. The discounts were seen as devaluing the product.
I was enthusiastic enough to take advantage of a few of the offers and am paid up till 2016.
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Re: New Codes

Post by markymarkoz » Tue May 06, 2014 13:58

I find $99 annually hard to justify. What other services or mechanisms can be used with a Beyonwiz PVR?

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Re: New Codes

Post by Paul55 » Tue May 06, 2014 14:03

markymarkoz wrote:I find $99 annually hard to justify. What other services or mechanisms can be used with a Beyonwiz PVR?
If you make it an auto payment, it's only $70 IIRC.

Your other option is the woeful FTA guide - the reason IceTV exists.
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Re: New Codes

Post by markymarkoz » Tue May 06, 2014 17:57

Paul55 wrote: If you make it an auto payment, it's only $70 IIRC.

Your other option is the woeful FTA guide - the reason IceTV exists.
The web site says it is $79 (plus and 1.5% credit card charge - annoying) for auto renew ?

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Re: New Codes

Post by Paul55 » Tue May 06, 2014 22:07

markymarkoz wrote:plus and 1.5% credit card charge
That's a bit grubby for an online organisation IMO
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Re: New Codes

Post by prl » Wed May 07, 2014 10:06

Paul55 wrote:
markymarkoz wrote:plus and 1.5% credit card charge
That's a bit grubby for an online organisation IMO
Where does it say that? It certainly doesn't say it at the point where you enable auto renew. I've never been charged a credit card surcharge for non-auto renewals (but I haven't renewed for a while).
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Re: New Codes

Post by Paul55 » Wed May 07, 2014 13:05

prl wrote:I've never been charged a credit card surcharge for non-auto renewals (but I haven't renewed for a while).
Likewise - haven't auto renew set up, but never got to the end of my subscription period. I've done plenty of subscription purchases in the past without a surcharge. That's why I thought it was a bit off if they've introduced one as markymarkoz stated.
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Re: New Codes

Post by sasmith » Wed May 07, 2014 14:53

According to the Auto Renew page, it is a surcharge of 1.5% for Visa/MasterCard and 3% for AMEX.

Just noticed that I had a credit card surcharge when I last purchased a subscription in Dec 2012, so it is not something new.

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Re: New Codes

Post by prl » Wed May 07, 2014 15:52

sasmith wrote:According to the Auto Renew page, it is a surcharge of 1.5% for Visa/MasterCard and 3% for AMEX. ...
I still can't find it. I've tried Googling with site:icetv.com.au looking for "surcharge", "credit card" and "1.5%".
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Re: New Codes

Post by sasmith » Wed May 07, 2014 16:44

prl wrote:
sasmith wrote:According to the Auto Renew page, it is a surcharge of 1.5% for Visa/MasterCard and 3% for AMEX. ...
I still can't find it. I've tried Googling with site:icetv.com.au looking for "surcharge", "credit card" and "1.5%".
Go to the Auto-Renew page and select the credit card that you want to use. The text regarding the surcharge will be highlighted in red under the credit card selection.

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Re: New Codes

Post by prl » Wed May 07, 2014 16:55

sasmith wrote:
prl wrote:
sasmith wrote:According to the Auto Renew page, it is a surcharge of 1.5% for Visa/MasterCard and 3% for AMEX. ...
I still can't find it. I've tried Googling with site:icetv.com.au looking for "surcharge", "credit card" and "1.5%".
Go to the Auto-Renew page and select the credit card that you want to use. The text regarding the surcharge will be highlighted in red under the credit card selection.
Ah. That's the step I missed.

I've always thought it a bit rich when companies that only allow payment by credit card charge you extra for the privilege of using the credit card.
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Re: New Codes

Post by peteru » Wed May 07, 2014 17:02

Especially since having an automated system like that would have to be cheaper than opening envelopes with cheques, filling in the paperwork and taking it all to the bank for processing!
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Re: New Codes

Post by sasmith » Fri May 09, 2014 10:10

peteru wrote:Especially since having an automated system like that would have to be cheaper than opening envelopes with cheques, filling in the paperwork and taking it all to the bank for processing!
:lol:
Agree 100%.

Companies need the interface to the banking environment and most have factored the bank fees into their business model/pricing. So effectively, this is a way a lot of companies increase their prices/revenue without actually saying there was a price increase.

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Re: New Codes

Post by Paul55 » Fri May 09, 2014 11:18

sasmith wrote:
peteru wrote:Especially since having an automated system like that would have to be cheaper than opening envelopes with cheques, filling in the paperwork and taking it all to the bank for processing!
:lol:
Agree 100%.

Companies need the interface to the banking environment and most have factored the bank fees into their business model/pricing. So effectively, this is a way a lot of companies increase their prices/revenue without actually saying there was a price increase.

AKA GOUGING!!

I've started a thread on the IceTV forum (which is monitored by company execs) expressing my displeasure at this. Any support by other subscription holders (current, former or potential) can't hurt the case for a more transparent charging regime.
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