RE: Discount Calculations

Ronnie D. Franklin ( ronnie@itexas.net )
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 14:13:48 -0600

No.. I did not say that.. you are reading it totally wrong...

IF I had not already setup my rates then I would use the way that Dale has
setup Emerald.. AS I LIKE that method.. I just can't use it UNLESS I change
my rates.. Sure, it is only +.03 for 6 months and +.13 for 12 months, but I
don't want to change.... My problem is I created rates that were rounded
from 10% and 20% ... i.e. 19.95*.90 = 17.955 or 17.96... I chose to go
with 17.95.... and Dale's method will not allow me to put in a percentage
of 10.0250627.....

Ronnie

On Thursday, March 19, 1998 2:03 PM, Robert H. Clugston
[SMTP:robert@csnsys.com] wrote:
> Dear Ronnie,
> So basically you are confirming my thoughts. The rates setting is
useless
> unless calculated 19.95 * 6 - (19.95 * .1667) or N * X - (N * D) where N
=
> amount/mount , X = equals the amount of months, and D = the % discount.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ronnie D. Franklin [SMTP:ronnie@itexas.net]
> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 1998 11:46 AM
> To: 'emerald@emerald.iea.com'
> Subject: RE: Discount Calculations
>
> I think each has his own way...
>
> We tell the customer that they are getting a 10% or 20% off each months
> price.. so Dale's way works for me with one small flaw... I setup my ISP
> business before I started using Emerald... so we setup three plans..
> \$19.95, \$17.95, and \$15.95.. being montly, 6 months, 12 months... However
> \$17.95 is actually is 10.0250627% off.. and with rounding a 10% off gives
> them \$17.96 per month... same type of problem with yearly.. Instead of
> using the Discount for a period of time we have had to setup 3 different
> "pay plans"..
>
> You can do the same thing and then you will have what you want even
though
> Dale figures the discount differently..... and I like his way, it's just
> that it does not fit what we are already doing.
>
> Ronnie
>
> On Thursday, March 19, 1998 1:30 PM, Robert H. Clugston
> [SMTP:robert@csnsys.com] wrote:
> > Dear Dale,
> > The point I was trying to make was that I doubt this is the correct
way
> to
> > calculate this. If I'm paying for 6 months I want to the see the
discount
>
> > on the six month whole and not on a month to month basis.
> > If I tell a customer that he (or she) is getting a 16.67% discount on
> six
> > month they will send me a check for \$99.75 (assuming I charge
> > \$19.95/month).
> > robert@csnsys.com
> > P.S. Am I alone in my thinking?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dale E. Reed Jr. [SMTP:daler@iea-software.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 10:22 PM
> > To: emerald@emerald.iea.com
> > Subject: Re: Discount Calculations
> >
> > emerald@nls.net wrote:
> > >
> > > We are going to have to teach you how to do this stuff. If you have
any
> > > choices in the future, ALWAYS do it the way that works in our
favor...
> > <g>
> > >
> > > \$0.03 isn't much to each customer, but with a ton of customers it can
> > me
> > > lunch.
> >
> > Most things are done in favor of the ISP. For example, if you define a
> > service discount, its taken AFTER the termed discount, therefore its
> > smaller than if just added to the termed discount and calulated at the
> > same time.
> >
> > --
> > Dale E. Reed Jr. (daler@iea-software.com)
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