I hardly ever buy a PPV because I think 4.99 is too much all things considered (I think I've purchased 1 PPV in the past 12 months. I have Netflix. A Redbox is about 3mi from here.
But tonight I was about to purchase a PPV when I saw 5.99 was now the price.
IMHO the price should be going down, not up. Yeah, it's just a dollar more than I was already expecting to pay... but it was the straw that broke the camel's back. I paid 7.00 the other night to watch Gran Torino at the cinema.... 5.99 is over the top for a PPV.
I can't imagine how much business they could be doing at these prices considering the competition. Movies hit DVD before they hit PPV so they can't even claim you can see them there first. You can generally work your Netflix titles to have a new DVD title in your mailbox the same day it hits store shelves if your time your returns properly.
I have no idea what cable is charging for PPV these days and it might be the same ballpark but IMHO if these entities are serious about these services they need to rethink their pricing.
And while I'm complaining.... I was also going to add another premium service to my account (and probably drop HBO in the near future). Well, Directv wouldn't let me add a new premium to my current package because it's 'outdated'. It was worded in a way to make it sound like it wasn't technically possible and I'd have to update to a new package before it could be added. What BS. Of course it's possible.... The gist of it is, I have some grandfathered HD channels that I would LOSE if I upgraded my package and would have to pay more than I am currently paying to get a new pkg and then need to add these back (since they aren't included in any normal pkgs and are an add-on even if you pay the 10.00 HD access fee).
So, Directv didn't get 5.99 from me tonight nor did they get 11.00 for the new premium add on.... and they didn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling about their business practices either...