I replied to what scorpioofthewoods asked about skype's repo
. This is the repo
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
and it contains this, since it is not maintained at all
$ apt-cache policy skype
*** 188.8.131.52-1 0
500 http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable/non-free i386 Packages
So, the repo can be considered as old, obsolete, useless etc.
Plus, debian's wiki mentions
Note that there are currently no repositories which hold the latest version (4.x). You will have to re-download the package from the website each time there is an update.
I hope I made myself understood now