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Re: [opensuse] Dear Novell...
  • From: Carl William Spitzer IV <cwsiv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 09:59:43 -0800
  • Message-id: <1166464784.5219.21.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-12-16 at 21:32 -0500, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> On Friday 15 December 2006 19:05, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-12-11 at 23:46 -0800, Curtis Rey wrote:
> > > Kinda silly isn't it!?! I garner the Novell has followed RH's lead and
> > > decided not to supply boxed sets that can be bought at the local area
> > > Bestbuy/CompUSA/Pick_A_Store. Instead they partner up with DIgRiv and
> > > charge rates for Over Night shipping determined by distance? When the
> > > USPS rates are a lot more palatable? Novell really really makes me
> > > wonder sometimes.
> >
> > Small problem is that the US-PO is subsidized so while you might think
> > your getting shipping cheaper your paying for the full freight in excise
> > taxes elsewhere. Better to have the full quality of DHL or the like.
> >
> > Still the illusion of paying less for shipping is a sales technique
> > which Novell marketing has foolishly overlooked. Lets at least hope
> > they learn marketing and packaging from M$.
> >
> >
> Well, we may pay the "excise tax" anyway--we might as well get the most out of
> it. But the last I looked, the USPS was _not_ a government entity, it is
> supposed to be a pay-as-you-go privatized corporation. I have found the USPS
> to be a really reliable outfit in recent years. Whether or not it is price-
> competitive with FedEx or UPS, I really don't know. What I do know is that
> from a shipping point of view, there's always a post office around the
> corner.

It was pay as you go when Benjamin Franklin started it but its devolved
into a government entity worst than AmTrak. But as you say if the only
game in town is crooked your choice is play or not.

Lets see if Novell learns better marketing technique from M$.

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