The Price of that Tech Gear Is ... Wrong!
May 19, 2010, 20:03 (4 Talkback[s])
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"In the past week, I have spent way too much time
dealing with product pricing issues on a number of fronts. It
shouldn't be so hard to get a price - my motto is that the harder
it takes to find out pricing, the less motivated customers are
going to be to buy it.
"Let's give you some circumstances. I am back again reviewing
products for eWeek (please, don't all email me about your products,
PR folks). For one review, it took four days, 10 emails and phone
calls to get the actual price of the product. The PR person
initially sent me something that looked like Egyptian hieroglyphics
that didn't make any sense to either of us (why did she send it,
you might reasonably ask). Of course, the vendor didn't have any
prices on their Web site, at least not that I could find."