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Subject: Re: UKNM: RE: DIXONS - FREE SHARE
From: Nick Suckley
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 10:03:14 +0100

Nice one Dixons - lock people into *your* service in-store while buying
*your* PCs while taking a hefty wedge from Energis for doing so. No one
notices the 1 per minute until their phone bill comes in a couple of months
later by which time it's too late. Did I hear some cynic say "that's the
average life of their products anyway?" ......no must be the wind blowing!

Parp
Suckley Media
Independent media planning for the net
nick [dot] suckleyatvirgin [dot] net
0171 286 2575

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Magdalinski <stefanatisness [dot] org>
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com <uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com>
Date: 22 September 1998 19:55
Subject: Re: UKNM: RE: DIXONS - FREE SHARE


>Nick Sellors wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, 22 Sep 1998 14:26:34 +0100, Ross Sleight
>> <ross [dot] sleightatbmpinteraction [dot] com> wrote:
>>
>> >Thought the below was interesting - comments anyone?
>>
>> Well, it will probably affect a lot of the cheaper/lower end
>> domestic-user ISPs but I doubt it'll have much of an impact on the
>> business user/community.
>
>I doubt that many existing users will change. tenner a month isn't much,
>and if you have to abandon your email address etc, might be too much
>hassle.
>
>> Since Planet/Energis are providing the
>> backbone/telecoms/infrastructure for it, I'd say Dixons is the brand
>> name to sell it to the masses and they get their profit from a
>> kick-back from Energis based on the number of minutes of dial-up
>> time.
>
>not to mention that maybe one day they'll use it to push cattle into
>their pathetically bad online shop, the sheer non-joy of which I've only
>discovered today.
>
>question: has anyone on this list ever walked into a shop, and been
>accosted by a member of staff demanding to see their credit card before
>being allowed to look at the goods?
>
>dixons.fuckwits.idiots.idiots.idiots.
>
>sue me. I'm speaking on behalf of the pope (not Ivan)
>
>stefan
>
>> Seems like all parties involved should win in the short term but I
>> wonder what'll happen when the next round of telco-interconnect
>> negotiations take place in the near future.
>>
>> N, speaking in a personal capacity.
>>

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>> http://www.derby.org/nick/
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>
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