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Why pay for unwanted extras?

Is it me or has anyone else noticed that more and more we are being forced to buy endless lists of things we don’t want just to get the things we do want?

For instance, when you buy a car there are certain options that you want and others that you don’t, but in order to get the things you want you have to pay for those you don’t.

This is nothing new. What is new is how pervasive this ideology is today. I subscribe to a satellite provider and in order to get the dozen or so channels I want, I have to pay for dozens of channels that I never watch. I just got notice that my DSL service is taking a 25 percent jump in cost. Not sure why but could it be the computers the provider wants to “give away” to new subscribers to entice them to sign up?

Glen Nicholls

Nevada City

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