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Re: CD Sales down
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: CD Sales down
- From: Thorin Oakenshield <thorin_(_at_)_linux_(_dot_)_it>
- Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 07:01:52 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 11:11:19AM -0700, patrick ~ wrote:
> I'm not so sure about this. I think $45/CD is not cheap at all.
> Don't get me wrong, I have purchased one CD when the notice for the
> pre-order went out to the list just to support the project. I would
> have ordered a t-shirt with it as well if they were available at the
> time (but they weren't).
> But, if the CDs were priced, say, at $25-30 each. I would probably
> have ordered multiple copies (one for home use, one for the office,
> one for my friend -- she works at the computer lab at a school which
> I'm helping move their web-server to an "Open" system).
Which operating system installation CD sets can you get, at that price,
for so many architectures? Are you forgetting you get, at that price,
not only the Intel but the Sparc, macppc, vax and the complete source
code too? The one and only think I could complain about may be the
quality of the box since it tends to break too much often so I'm
in trouble with keeping the CDs away from falling, that's all.
> In my case that would've been $90 (3 CDs @ $30 a pop) vs. the one
> $45 they got out of me.
> I think more people would be willing to pay for the CDs (even in
> multiple quantities) if they were priced more reasonably. It is
> basic economics: Sell one item at an outragous price or many items
> at a more reasonable price.
It should be interesting if the team could evaluate the possibility to
produce different sets, e.g. an Intel installation set only, for those
who are not interested in other architectures so they could be charged a
minor price but it's just an idea.
Pierluigi De Rosa (thorin_(_at_)_moria_(_dot_)_khazad-dum_(_dot_)_net).
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