Update on Korea's Microsoft pricing rallyMar 24, 1999, 17:14 (1 Talkback[s])
For continuity's sake, here's the only write-up in the on-line English dailies about yesterdays "massive" rally.
Yesterday's article in the Korea Times was not followed up today. The Korea Herald has not printed anything on-line since their initial report earlier in the week.
(opinion) MS's products are no more over priced here than anywhere else - some dollar/won conversions were printed in earlier press reports. The Chosun's printed price today is also in line with that:
a Win95 to 98 upgrade at ~1200 won/dollar...90$(retail) * 1200 = 108,000 won.
The vendors are pissed for two reasons: 1) because they are all Mon & Pop operations that don't get volume discounts, and 2) they are starting to get busted and closed down for piracy.
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