I see a load of angry notes and get angry too. But I’m 70 now and have seen a few sides of a few things. I have Cam Plus on three cameras for about $15 a year and the rest of the cameras, five of them, cost me $1.25 total for cam plus lite each month. For what I have experimented with, and what charges can be, this is low. But when you are used to free is irratitating.
They made a mistake in offering free recording in the beginning and they made a mistake in offering very low hardware prices with a razor thin profit margin. When the chip shortage hit everyone they nearly went bankrupt. They made a mistake and made pricing changes in order to survive. I see hardware priced the same as ours but with specs less then what we get. The V3 is a crazy good bargain from my perspective, love the night vision, time lapse, ability to constantly monitor my backyard.
I paid for TinyCam pro for a one time price that lets me play around with this hardware and that too is an incredible bargain to me, only because I have been at it for decades, prices for tech used to be crazy expensive.
I understand people feel screwed around with. I’ve experimented with electronic since I was 16 and I’m 69 now. I know what it takes to make these things and from my perspective this stuff is a bargain. A friend of mine bought an Apple II, Centronics printer and a hard drive for $7,000 back in the mid 80’s, now they are around $700. My perspective is different
Getting nickle and dimed, like I am from cable companies, pisses me off, so I understand your feeling. And now prices are going up on everything after covid has subsided, and now everyone is making up for it, that is getting on my nerves.
My wife and I have gone to the Ukraine Museum in NY to paint Easter eggs just as something different to do. Nice people, we had a nice time, and now I see this news. I try and keep my anger in perspective but I still get annoyed at the small things.
Hang in there, sorry to hear about another annoyed person, we all have good reason to be annoyed and we are all allowed to be annoyed.