Ivan, do you mean to say your prices haven't gone up in the past (pick time
frame)??
I know I charge more today for basically the same work that I did 3 or 4
years ago. Why is everyone so shocked that Protel's price went up?
Everything has gone up, milk, eggs, gas, cars, etc.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 10:23 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Upgrade Pricing Ethics WAS: Not DXP or P99SE, but
> have you seen the Cadence offer!!!!
>
>
> Yes, Rene, by definition, everything decided is a decision...
>
> However, some decisions are worse than others.  This morning I decided
> whether to eat a bagel and grapefruit juice at home, or get a McDonald's
> biscuit and orange juice on the way to the office.  I chose the
> McD biscuit.
> That was an OK decision.  But if this morning I had decided to rob a bank
> instead of go to work at the office, that would have been a bad
> decision.  I
> can imagine the excuses that Andersen, Enron, and Worldcom
> executives may be
> giving for their actions "it was an executive decision".  Well, duh, they
> were executives and they made decisions.  VERY BAD ONES!
>
> I won't be basing my beliefs on what is fair by what Microsoft (or Altium)
> do.  If I started operating my business that way, I would be out
> of business
> quickly ("Thank you for your order.  Oh, did I mention that your
> price just
> went up 100%?  That's because we came out with Rev C of the board and you
> never bought any Rev B boards, just Rev A's.  If you had bought some Rev
> B's, you new price for Rev C's would be only 50% higher.").
>
> Best regards,
> Ivan Baggett
> Bagotronix Inc.
> website:  www.bagotronix.com
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rene Tschaggelar" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 12:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Re[2]: Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the Cadence
> offer!!!!
>
>
> > Isn't it the other way round ?
> > Having bought the last version you're regarded as 'good' customer
> > and get a higher discount than another one that bought something
> > 10 years back ?
> > Anyway, it is a decision. Microsoft decided in the case of office
> > software that there are those who have a service agreement ($$$)
> > and all the others are new customers that always pay the full
> > price.
> > There is no obligation to offer a discount, really.
> >
> > Rene
> >
> > Bagotronix Tech Support wrote:
> > >
> > > I wonder if the software can tell, during installation, which version
> you
> > > actually had and refuse to install if it's not the "upgrade jump" you
> paid
> > > for?
> > >
> > > IMO, I think it's a shady business practice to charge someone more for
> an
> > > upgrade just because they skipped a version.  That's the same
> as forcing
> > > them to buy something they didn't want.  They didn't get the use of
> those
> > > intermediate versions, so why should they pay for them?
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > Ivan Baggett
> > > Bagotronix Inc.
> > > website:  www.bagotronix.com
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Rene Tschaggelar" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 10:40 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Re[2]: Not DXP or P99SE, but have you seen the
> Cadence
> > > offer!!!!
> > >
> > > > My distributor told me yesterday, that ATS was additional
> to the usual
> > > > upgradeability. Meaning you can get DXP whenever you want. The price
> > > > increases with the number of versions you're behind. Same
> as when you
> > > > now upgrade a 2.8 to 99SE, which is more expensive than a 98 to a
> > > > 99SE.
> > > > Together with DXP you get ATS, whatever this for a year and
> you don't
> > > > have to extend it when it expires.
>
>
>
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