6 NATIONS RUGBY - Stream... Pub rip off
Replies: 27 - Last Post: Mar 15, 2013 10:27 AM Last Post By: Matt_d_t
Feb 10, 2013 7:58 AM
6 NATIONS RUGBY - Stream... Pub rip offAll I want is a bit of RBS 6 nations.
I cant work out the best way of watching it for free. BBc wont let me watch it in Canada. I cant get other streaming sites to work for me. I dont want to be signing up for anything.
I tried going to the pub but the ##Èholes want 20 bucks!
Can anyone suggest a way of watching a game of rugby without bankrupting mysef or giving personal details away.
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13OK, maybe I'm being a bit harsh. Maybe you're just a nice guy who wants to watch his game and doesn't have $20 or feel it is fair to pay that much.
But let me give you some info that may (or may not) give you food for thought Tommohawk.
I used to own a bar on a popular island in Greece. The way a bar works is simple. Bums on seats buying drinks. Anyone not buying drinks is not making me money. Simple right.
Now on an average night the average drinker buys 4-6 drinks. However, on a night when a game of any kind was on TV, the income in a bar showing that game drops considerably. Why? Because the seats get taken up by people there to watch the game and who are not there to drink. Plenty of people come in, buy one drink to 'earn the right' to sit there and then sip that one drink for the entire time the game is on.
When the game finishes, 80% plus of the people in the bar leave. By that time, the people who went out looking for a bar to drink in, are elsewhere and the bar does not fill up again. So perhaps you can see that from the bar owner's point of view this is not a good thing.
Now if you have a quiet bar doing little business normally and having empty seats every night, the one drink crowd may represent at least a chance to sell one drink. A better than nothing scenario. But if you have a bar that does good business every night and has few empty seats, showing the game and attracting that crowd can actually hurt your business.
So what can the bar owner do if their regular customers also want to watch the game? They can't keep you out and just let their regulars in can they. Well one way to deal with it is to charge a cover charge. They may or may not make their regular customers pay that cover charge (probably not) but someone showing up obviously there to just watch the game will be charged for sure.
The bar is in business to make money. If you go to a theatre to watch a movie how much does it cost today? From $10-15 and they hope you spend another $10 on popcorn and a drink. You don't question that they charge you money to watch the movie. That's understandably how they make their money. Watching a game is no different.
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