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Old 11-22-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
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I went online to book the Hatton fight and Primetime also want a 2.50 'registration fee' for first time users!

Why on earth should I register to spend money with them?!

Really pissed me off actually.

I'm not tight, was willing to pay the 15 for the fight, but with this on top as well I'm starting to think is it really worth it?!

I'm sure there will be those out there that scream "tight ****" but its not that at all, its principal really.

When would it be too much?

Is it really worth 17.50?!!!!

It would be different if I was sharing the cost perhaps, but I'm paying for it myself because none of my mates are interested in watching it (not live anyway), tbh most of them don't even know its happening!!! .

It really irritates me because you try and do the right thing and pay for the fight, you don't download illeagally like so many will , yet the channel doesn't exactly encourage you.

I can get nearly two months on Boxnation for the price of the Hatton show, its nearly that for the same time on Sky Sports for Gods sake!.

Bloody rip off when you consider that the main event is only a ten round non-title comeback for Gods sake!
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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Sure they always have that fee for first time people, its not new.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:02 AM   #3
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It's only the price of a pint.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #4
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Sure they always have that fee for first time people, its not new.
I think you're right mate, I have never used Primetime so didn't know.

Still not right IMO.

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:13 AM   #5
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It's annoying but so many of them do it. I think BoxNation do a 10 registration fee.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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Yeah it's nothing new, when I ordered Khan v McCloskey (stop laughing at the back!) I had to pay that. Should mean though that I don't have to pay it this time round!
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:19 AM   #7
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It's annoying but so many of them do it. I think BoxNation do a 10 registration fee.
Yes they do mate, but although that would still irritate me at least I'd know that I would get at least four weeks of boxing.


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Yeah it's nothing new, when I ordered Khan v McCloskey (stop laughing at the back!) I had to pay that. Should mean though that I don't have to pay it this time round!


Yes I think you are safe, its a 'one-off'.

I just find it annoying on top, nearly twenty quid for a comeback!!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:26 AM   #8
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Slimetime are a disease to the sport.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:37 AM   #9
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It's out of order to charge for a registration fee for anything like this. I understand there has to be a cost associated with administrating these things, but in reality all they're doing is charging you money in order to do business with them.

It the same as charging you 2.50 the first time you walk into a supermarket.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:03 AM   #10
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The reg fee is a one off payment when you first join, it's to cover costs associated with setting up your sky system so that in future you can order Primetime using the box office menu without phoning, that also allows you to record future events with sky+ as well

As mentioned we only charge the cost price for this on first registrations and not an inflated figure as charged by other independant channels on the sky platform
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #11
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I went online to book the Hatton fight and Primetime also want a 2.50 'registration fee' for first time users!

Why on earth should I register to spend money with them?!

Really pissed me off actually.

I'm not tight, was willing to pay the 15 for the fight, but with this on top as well I'm starting to think is it really worth it?!

I'm sure there will be those out there that scream "tight ****" but its not that at all, its principal really.

When would it be too much?

Is it really worth 17.50?!!!!

It would be different if I was sharing the cost perhaps, but I'm paying for it myself because none of my mates are interested in watching it (not live anyway), tbh most of them don't even know its happening!!! .

It really irritates me because you try and do the right thing and pay for the fight, you don't download illeagally like so many will , yet the channel doesn't exactly encourage you.

I can get nearly two months on Boxnation for the price of the Hatton show, its nearly that for the same time on Sky Sports for Gods sake!.

Bloody rip off when you consider that the main event is only a ten round non-title comeback for Gods sake!
this was my favourite part.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:10 AM   #12
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Michael how did you watch all the Froch fights, Martinez vs Chavez, Mayweather vs Cotto etc?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:19 AM   #13
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It's about of a pisstake asking to pay a registration fee but let's be honest 2.50 aint the end of the world is it really?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:28 AM   #14
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I find it funny that when Froch was fighting on Primetime people within boxing were saying how he wasn't getting any exposure and how he was fighting on a little obscure PPV channel found on a random channel on sky etc. Since Froch has gone on to Sky and become better known to the general public Khan and now Hatton have fought on Primetime along with Mayweather, Marquez, Pacman and both Klitschko brothers. You would think that all fighters would rather be on Sky but obviously things have changed.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:29 AM   #15
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Michael how did you watch all the Froch fights, Martinez vs Chavez, Mayweather vs Cotto etc?
i imagine he watched it on boxnation......
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