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Re: st: Price for Stata8 with GradPlan
Congratulations to the group at Stata Corp, the promises
about the new version sound great. I am sure we all look
forward to seeing the new version, and discussing it
fully on StataList in the future.
I agree with Bill, who has shown proper sensitivities.
Let's transfer the discussion of pricing to Stata Corp
"William Gould, Stata" wrote:
> Renzo Comolli <firstname.lastname@example.org> asked,
> > I bought Stata7 intercooled with GradPlan in the last 3 months, I would like
> > to know how much it costs to upgrade. (I saw your educational prices, but I
> > hope GradPlan prices are lower). I could ask you this privately, but I
> > guess there are other interested people on StataList.
> Yes, there is a special on that, too, because of how the GradPlan was
> redesigned. Basically, you will pay only the cost of shipping for your
> software purchase.
> I think it would be best if individual price questions were sent to
> <email@example.com> rather than the list.
> I mentioned prices in my original post because I knew everyone would be
> interested in generally how much the upgrade costs. I then updated my posting
> because I wanted to emphasizes Stata's policy that, when an upgrade ships,
> recent purchasers are not harmed: They pay only the difference between how
> much they would have paid had they waited and how much they actually paid.
> We have applied those rules in setting all of our prices. Applying those
> rules, I admit, can be confusing in particular cases, but our sales staff are
> ready to answer all such questions.
> I personally have no objection to discussing prices, but I suspect other
> list members would prefer the discussion be limited. Question the policy,
> or question a particular application of the policy if you think it has
> been applied incorrectly, but let's not discuss each individual price.
> -- Bill
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