Fastwilly wrote:"But at the end of the day, most of the matches are free, and it allows video access that was unheard of 10 years ago."
This is the problem with wrestling, we accept the standard, good or bad. We always say "well it wasn't here 10 years ago." Well no crap. But it doesn't mean the product can still be poor.
Hundreds - yes, hundreds and even thousands, of other sites don't have issues with their product delivery, but in wrestling it's always "well, we didn't have it 10 years ago."
You know what, did we have amazon 10 years ago? Maybe so, can't remember now, but you know what, their customers don't say "We'll 10 years ago we didn't have this so this is great."
No, Amazon fixes it. Anyway, blah yah yo
No, the problem with wrestling is not that we accept the standard. The problem is that wrestling doesn't have lucrative products to sell. You are comparing a free website (Flo), that covers a fringe sport with Amazon.com. Amazon is a multi-billion dollar operation. If Amazon's site sucked, people would use other sites to purchase products online and Amazon would fail as a business. But instead, they sell a good product and are rewarded with hundreds of millions of dollars per year in profit. If you are unhappy with Flo, you are free to start your own website and do it they way you think it should be done. But what you will find is that making the perfect website that covers wrestling nationwide would cost quite a bit of money. So if you can come up with creative ways to cover the cost, and garner a large enough market to make a profit while running the website, go for it. It's true that there are many great web services out there, but most of these are not free. Netflix, Hulu Plus, MLB.tv, etc. all provide products online but you have to pay somewhere between 10-25 dollars per month for the service, depending on the options. When you have millions of customers willing to pay that, you can make quite a profit. But in a fringe sport like wrestling, how many people do you think you could get to pay 25 dollars per month for a website? It's the market that sets the value of products. And the market for wrestling is extremely small.