• randombullet@feddit.de
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    8 months ago

    I know it’s the title but I dislike clickbait.

    I know it’s not just me who is suddenly living life as a smooth-brained subscriber. The average consumer spends $273 per month on subscriptions, according to a 2021 poll of 2,500 by digital services firm West Monroe, which found this spending was up 15 percent from 2018. Not a single person polled knew what his actual monthly spending was.
    

    I only spend $17.38 a month on subscriptions. But that’s because I share many family plans.

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      8 months ago

      I have rent, utility bills and stuff which total about C$2250 (1650 US) a month, then add food. The only other thing I have is Amazon for C$5.64/month (4.10 US) which I’m watching closely for them to raise the price on me. Everything else I pre-pay for between 6 to 24 months and never set to autopay. I used to have Mullvad VPN but I’ve let it lapse these last few months for now.

      Idk if the article only considers the latter (5-20 dollars a month type of) subscriptions, or if it includes the subscriptions to keep me from being hungry, jobless and homeless, hahaha…

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    8 months ago

    Yeah, I do, I’m spending zero. When a site pops up a ‘SUBSCRIBE’, I click on my site-block extension. It’s like a filter for all the bogus crap out there.

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        8 months ago

        Canceled netflix when I got a 4K tv and they automatically upgraded my account to a more expensive one “with 4 lines for the whole family” even though I only ever used one. The dumbest move they could have made. I was already sailing for years yet trying to be legit with them, YT premium, and amazon prime, but that flicked the first domino. Then every company decided to be their own subscription service and I was happy to already be out. Hard to believe that the old system of paying for cable tv was cheaper.

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    8 months ago

    Funny thing I noticed when I got into higher level IT and started purchasing.

    Two different companies, both very different in business practices. BOTH hated the idea of subscriptions.

    “Yo, boss, check this requisition for $30/mo.”

    No.

    “Yo, boss, check this requisition for a onetime $3,000.”

    Signed having barely looked at it.

    Having said that, our AWS spend is stunning. $6M/yr. for ALL our software needs. But still, they’re hesitant to add more and my mission now is to dial it in.

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    8 months ago

    Off to the top of my head, no, I don’t. But I have a label in YNAB specifically for subscriptions. So I could find out pretty quickly

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    8 months ago

    At the moment: ~160$ Only for stuff like Bitwarden, Tutanota, various recurring donations, my music streaming service and my high quality newspaper.

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    8 months ago

    $1/mo for a website domain (superspruce.org) $1/mo for a game subscription my friend pressured me to get. It’s billed annually. I won’t be renewing it.

    That’s it. Unless you count my motorcycle insurance.

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    8 months ago

    i am only subscribed to amazon prime (because i save on shipment) which is 9€ a month, might cancel honestly. and my family has a collective spotify subscription. i think that’s reasonable.

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      8 months ago

      At least in the US, you get free shipping on orders of $25 or more on Amazon. I cancelled prime student because I found I was only using Amazon once a month to buy things and never used the other crappy prime benefits.

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    23 days ago

    I don’t have any subscriptions…

    Closest I have is geoguessr which I prepay with giftcards.

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    8 months ago

    This inspired me to check.

    Looks like I’m spending ~$20/month.
    Spotify, Motortrend, Twitch Sub.