Caretaker wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:21 pm
After 116 months, I'm down to about $3.60 a month on my XM "lifetime" rental. I don't want to get rid of my Vibe until I'm down to under $3 which will be 24 months from now.
I'm right up (or down) there with you on the amortized savings
2009 Vibe GT, 110 months of XM service = $3.80/month ! (was $399 lifetime and ZERO royalty fees!)
2007 Sirius boombox, = $2.40/month! (was $299 lifetime then)
2005 Sirius home station = $2.05/ month (was $299 lifetime then)
Somewhere in the early "tens" they started adding ROYALTY fees to all subscriptions. For those of us who gambled and went with an early lifetime plan, we didn't pay that extra fee. Not knowing the future (especially when we got out first satellite radio in 2005) I gambled that they would still be around and my investment would not have been a waste of $$$. It more than paid off since then and I listen to it pretty much around the clock where possible