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BBO Tournament Price Increases

#1 User is offline   rcarle 

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Posted 2021-November-22, 11:14

It seems odd to me that a company, operating in the entertainment business like BBO, thinks it makes sense to drastically increase prices a second time since the pandemic hit. I am disappointed that good old American greed is alive and well even in the bridge world. I'm not surprised, given the cheating that also goes on. Price increases in light of overall inflation are normal, but not the gouging BBO has just inflicted. I know what I'm going to do.
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Posted 2021-November-22, 12:10

View Postrcarle, on 2021-November-22, 11:14, said:

It seems odd to me that a company, operating in the entertainment business like BBO, thinks it makes sense to drastically increase prices a second time since the pandemic hit. I am disappointed that good old American greed is alive and well even in the bridge world. I'm not surprised, given the cheating that also goes on. Price increases in light of overall inflation are normal, but not the gouging BBO has just inflicted. I know what I'm going to do.


Good old French greed actually.

BBO got bought out by a French Venture Capital group years back.
And the VCs need big returns on their investment.
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Posted 2021-November-22, 20:38

The change in pricing structure is not across the board.
I like the 8-board IMP's tourneys - the $0.10 saving was a bonus.
Now, the IMP tourneys are $0.39, and the MP tourneys are also $0.39 (previously $0.45), so that both are now the same price per board.


If you don't want to pay, you can play the challenge format against 'stars' or play Chess; both are free.
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Posted 2021-November-23, 01:29

The biggest rip-offs are the 8 board Instant MPs and Instant IMPS which went up to 45c ages ago.
These should be brought down to 39c or even lower too!
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