Mary Bradley

Spare the rod and spoil the child.

Working on Some Research About Internet Companies

suddenlinkI have started doing some research for one of my professor in Comp Sci. He is going to do a big research paper on the comparison of internet and cable tv companies. He is interested in how their services are compared to the competitors in this country and elsewhere in the world. Right now I am trying to study Suddenlink, which is based in St Louis and operates mostly in the Southwest from what I can tell. I had never heard of them or any of the companies that they used to be. I had to write up a little history about them, even though that has very little to do with the project. Mostly the idea is to figure out what people are getting for their money and whether or not the value that they perceive that they get is good or not. Of course a lot of people have different thresholds for what they consider to be important.

For some people the only thing that matters is if the channel line up includes Fox News Network. Of course I find that pretty sad given the fact that it seems as though you should want a news source that is objective and impartial. Some people only want to hear people who agree with them though. I want to get the right sports channels if I pay for cable, but of course I can not really afford to pay for what it costs. So if I want to watch a game on live tv I usually have to go some place else. I live across the street from a little bar and I know the guy who runs the place so I can go over there and watch a game any time I want to. They even have free internet.

They Actually Will Negotiate the Rate

Looking for apartments can be a pain, I’ve had to do it several times in my life and none of them were particularly enjoyable experiences, I can’t wait until I get a house, but for now I’m stuck looking for Huntsville apartments. Some of them in this area are really nice, in fact I would love to live in them, the only problem is that the price is a little out of my range, so I had to do something to try to get them down. I went in and looked at them all again, expressed my interest and cringed when they told me the price a little bit hoping that they would lower it but it was to no avail, the prices stayed a little high and I just kept looking. Nothing in my price range was satisfying me though, so I was kind of at a loss about what to do to get myself in an apartment as soon as possible.

So I had a great idea, what if I just directly approached them and asked them to lower the price, I mean what’s the worse that could happen. They could say no and I would just leave on my merry way. So I went in to one of the places and asked if they could do me a favor and lower the price, believe it or not it worked, but not as well as I wanted to, I wanted them to lower it to a rate I could afford, while they did lower it, it was pretty negligible, so I went on and on to all the different apartments that I wanted until I finally got one to be reasonable and take it down to my max. I didn’t hesitate, I took the apartment right then and there. I was so happy they were willing to negotiate the rent, it was a great day.