The price, idiot, what's the price???
I'm looking to get broadband. I look at groovy ads in the magazines, how the guy with broadband finishes the download first, calls the girl and they go out, while the not-so-smart guy with dial-up is still downloading and is thus staying home. Groovy.
Good stuff Alex! Hoping I'll catch the full act at one of the comedy clubs. Seriously, it' s great schtick - I totally relate.
They want you to call them so they can get their array of underpaid, high pressure telemarketers to manipulate the cash out of your wallet before you hang up the phone.
I am not, nor ever have been Dennis 'cumguzzler' Atkins
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The Real Matt Foley
There's a pretty simple rule of thumb from the real world that usually applies here.
Aaargh, just realized you were talking about broadband access, which is a near-commodity product, not some obscure enterprise multi-tier yada yada.
"the guy with broadband finishes the download first"
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Long live Matt Foley
At this rate Joel on Software will probably end up with a Slashdor style Karma system soon.
What do you get if you remove all humor from Slashdot?
Billy Joel on Software
Humour, without the 'u' looks like some kind of medical condition.
I read a recent article by Jakob Neilsen about website redesign - in it he says the number one thing people want on a business web site is prices - and it is a huge mistake when companies don't publish prices on line.
I just bought some cables from a company that was a couple bucks more than the next site mainly for the fact that they showed me the shipping charges right after I added the items to my basket. Before giving them any personal info, they told me the final cost to me.
I hate those places which refuse to tell you the price. When I deal with a website, or a company, I want to be able to make the decision whether to proceed. I don't want to get 6 years of high pressure salesreps trying to sell me a $200k product when the budget is $500.
I tried to find out the price for Toad, the oracle interface. I know there is a semi-free version, but hey, the company I work for can afford to pay a couple of bucks. The web site doesn't mention a price. When I called them on the phone, the guy wanted to know who, what, where, when, how, and why before he could give me a price. I eventually got an estimate of $1k for a single copy. Guess what, I'm still using the free version.
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