Re: Opinion on dome web sites...

Sorry, I picked up the snip from someone elses post (been out for about
a week, so I didn't see the original post).  I must say that I also am a
little suprised that anyone would charge for just the price list. 
Presumably it is a fairly elaborate production.

Cat wrote:
> Nathan, once again, my words are snipped from the
> CONTEXT of what I said - I have visited several sites
> and have found a FEW who charge for ONLY the price
> list!  I understand costs of producing packages such
> as the ones I, myself, have purchased.  What I meant
> and STILL mean is that I have a real attitude
> problem with any company that expects me to pay
> for their price list by itself.  I will NOT mention
> the name of the dome company, but one specifically
> comes to mind that actually has, stated, on their
> web site:  price list - $2.95!  Now, puh-leaze, folks!
> Let's not take this anywhere other than the place
> I meant for it to stick - selling a price list
> seperately?  No sale!
> Cat
> --
> On Mon, 31 Aug 1998 11:33:28   Oregon Dome wrote:
> >I would suspect that, like us, most dome companies have no problem
> >giving out the price list for free.  What you are paying for, in most
> >cases, is the catalogs and planning packages that go along with them.
> >There are two reasons for charging for the extensive planning
> >information:
> >
> >1.     It is expensive to produce for us.
> >2.     If we did not charge for it, we would be giving away fifty of these a
> >day to people who have no intention of ever building.  Until there is a
> >better way of screening out the catalog collectors from those who
> >actually intend to build, charging is a way to find out who is motivated
> >to build.
> >
> >There is a reason why we typically do not include the price list
> >straight out with every free package.  This is because the price list
> >only tells a very small part of the story.  It does not offer a clear
> >way to compare dome companies offerings, as for the most part, we each
> >have different methods to build and supply systems of different level of
> >completion.  It also tells you very little about the finished cost of
> >the home, as this depends on the complexity and size of the home more
> >than it does on the kit cost.
> >
> >Cat wrote:
> >
> >> ...I've looked through ALOT of the dome companies'
> >> >> web pages and I'd like to say just one thing to these
> >> >> folks.  I'm REAL tired of those dome companies who
> >> >> want to SELL me their PRICE LIST!
> >
> >--
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Nathan Burke,
> >Oregon Dome, Inc.
> >
> >E-mail:  oregon at domes dot com
> >Web:
> >Address:  3215 Meadow Lane, Eugene OR  97402
> >Fax:  (541) 689-9275
> >Phone:  (800) 572-8943 or (541) 689-3443
> >
> >
> >
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Nathan Burke,
Oregon Dome, Inc.

E-mail:  oregon at domes dot com
Address:  3215 Meadow Lane, Eugene OR  97402
Fax:  (541) 689-9275
Phone:  (800) 572-8943 or (541) 689-3443

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