RE: 3.0 is coming

Wayne Jordan ( )
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 15:08:17 -0600

Well, if anyone thinks we're making a lot of money I'll be glad to show
them my accounting books and the loss I've sustained for the past year. Not
because of lack of customers but because of HIGH overhead and the limited
number of people you can sell on one dial-up line, 1:10 if your lucky.
Also, our prices have now dropped to as low as 14.97/month, because we have
6 ISP's in a county of 100,000. Two years ago you could get $35.00/month
and setup fees. Try that now.

I use Post.Office and they must think we are complete idiots if they think
I will pay that amount of money for a damn mail server, jeeeez. I don't
care how good there stuff Is. Can you say Microsoft, which they want $6K
for there normandy system :-(.

Can you say "TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT" :-).


At 09:20 AM 3/22/97 -0500, you wrote:
>At 06:08 PM 3/21/97 -0600, Randy Martin wrote:
>>If you guys are honest, you will admit that it costs you no more to sell me
>>a 50-user license product than it does an unlimited-user product as long as
>>I don't use you for support! It's the support for the 20,000-user guy that
>>costs you all the money. So, you should just charge for the support. I
>>don't need any support, I don't want any support, I can manage just fine on
>>my own. Why should I be penalized because someone who wants to maintain a
>>20,000-mailbox system need constant handholding? You guys are going to
>>alienate A LOT of users with this current pricing scheme.
>I doubt that someone maintaining a 20K user system needs any more
>handholding than someone supporting 2K users. That's just the party line.
>Let's face it, ISPs are perceived as "making a lot of money". So, why
>shouldn't the people who help make the ISPs possible (software/hardware
>vendors) try get a slice of that pie? That's the real reason they're
>trying to get $2/user. I think the buzzword is "value added pricing".
> Jeff Weiss EASI
> 61 Holmes Avenue
> +1 203-759-0574 Waterbury, CT 06710
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