Exactly right! I would actually respect the move more if Dropbox were somewhat honest with us and talked about the enormous existential pressures for profit and growth they must be under from the financial sector. If this price increase is genuinely required in order to keep Dropbox in business, then $20 a year doesn't bother me nearly so much. And at least then I would have someone else to focus my frustration and anger towards (Wall Street, greedy investors, the omnipresent call for growth and profit our capitalist system demands, etc.). But no -- instead, Dropbox's marketing department decides the best approach is to just straight up lie to our faces and tell us it's to improve our "experience." [profanity removed by moderation according to the Community Guidelines] outta here!
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Dropbox: I'm gonna charge you 20% more on your next billing cycle! Me: Wait, what? I'm super happy with my current plan and pricing. And I'm only using like 3% of my 1TB of storage. Dropbox: Well I'm gonna double your storage to 2TB! Me: But I just told you that I'm only using like 30GB... Dropbox: I'm also adding Smart-Sync and Rewind! Me: But I don't need those. The sync and recovery features on my current plan were more than enough for my needs. Dropbox: 20% more or you're canceled -- the choice is yours! Me: Well it doesn't really seem like much of a choice, does it? Dropbox: Sounds like you've chosen to pay 20% more! Thanks for being such a great customer!
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