In-reply-to » Mercedes Locks Faster Acceleration Behind a $1,200 Annual Paywall Mercedes is the latest manufacturer to lock auto features behind a subscription fee, with an upcoming "Acceleration Increase" add-on that lets drivers pay to access motor performance their vehicle is already capable of. From a report: The $1,200 yearly subscription improves performance by boosting output from the motors by 20-24 percent, increasi ... ⌘ Read more hmmm… After programmed obsolescence, limiting the lifespan of the products you buy, now with Subscription paywalls you get limits during the lifetime of your product.

So basically you are buying a restricted product, and most people can’t do anything due to a lack of options at reasonable prices… What can be done?

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