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Re: st: Price for Stata8 with GradPlan


From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Price for Stata8 with GradPlan
Date   Sat, 21 Dec 2002 20:34:08 -0500

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
itself.

m.p.

"William Gould, Stata" wrote:
> 
> Renzo Comolli <renzo.comolli@yale.edu> 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
> <stata@stata.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
> wgould@stata.com
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