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The Discount AO

Discussion in 'Mike Rinders Blog' started by RSS Feed, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. RSS Feed

    RSS Feed RSS Feeder Bot

    There is a new post up at the Mike Rinder's Blog

    The Discount AO

    They are promoting the empty new AO in Africa as a bargain basement alternative to the traditional AO’s. These prices are (believe me, even though seem ridiculous) WAY lower than anywhere else. You can bet the other AO’s are less than thrilled about this as they struggle to scrounge public… But more importantly, it says […]

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  2. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    AOSHUK was like this in the 70s. Before LRHED 284 and the price rises (September 1976), 1 intensive was £75. Other prices were comparable. We would poach public from *anywhere* as UK traffic was minimal. It was a good deal too: not only ultra-cheap, but Saint Hill was beautiful, Ron's home, Sussex countryside and not some smelly big city, the tech was OK. Why, ....

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  3. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    This is the kind of stuff on Mike's blog that really brings in the FBI.

    Do you think he reported this when he said he went to the FBI to spill everything in 2009?

    Hard hitting stuff!
  4. Lulu Belle

    Lulu Belle Moonbat

    Yeah. It seems like it violates some policy to have one AO cheaper than the others. "Prices, Upper Org" maybe?

    Orgs competing for the same public is nothing new. PAC was a war zone when it came to that.
  5. Dotey OT

    Dotey OT Cyclops Duck of the North - BEWARE

    This is a problem for them. They have obviously started the wheels turning in more heads because of this, as well as the other increasingly weird stuff that is going on. As this weirdness goes on, and things like The Aftermath go on, and the bodies are drying up, it's going to start showing up internally more and more.

    This is what I am talking about : What got me to look on the internet after thirty years was that I knew the numbers that they claimed were BULL SHIT. That is the first thing that got me to look at data online and eventually got me out.

    Suck it Alanzo.

    I just set him on ignore again, and for the last time. He is so tedious!
  6. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    As of 1996 I don't think there was any such policy forbidding one org undercutting another in a different country (different to the Prices Upper Orgs PL). I think JBG was doing it way back then too. I thought about it then, and the problem is the different cost of living in different countries. You could have rules making it "prices for residents only," but whatever.