[Videolib] PPR and notification of such

Christine Godin (diractor@yahoo.com)
Tue, 19 Jun 2007 21:34:06 -0700 (PDT)

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Okay, today I was reading a recommendation about a video on the subject of community colleges. It was highly recommended on another list. It was on the PBS website. I "know" that the $24.99 price does not include PPR but NOWHERE on the website is there any explanation for the product being offered at two prices. I finally found the one for $59.95 (a bargain) on the For Teachers area of the website, but only because I know better and had to really dig for it. There they offer the title at two prices but with no mention whatsoever why the difference. A naive buyer might assume that some extra material, either on the DVD or in the box, is offered.

Sometimes PBS even has THREE prices offered for the same product but with no explanation as to why. I finally called them to confirm. A very nice woman was hesitant to commit to much, but did indicate that for them the magic number is 60. That being 60 in the room to watch would require PPR. It sounded like she came up with a "reasonable" explanation on the fly. Who knows?

I've been in touch with a couple of folks who recommended I attend the National Media Market in Mesa, AZ in October. Since it occurs over my birthday weekend, I think I will put this on my calendar!

Christine Godin
Northwest Vista College
San Antonio

Christine Godin
GO SPURS GO !!


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<div>Okay, today I was reading a recommendation about a video on the subject of community colleges. It was highly recommended on another list. It was on the PBS website. I "know" that the $24.99 price does not include PPR but NOWHERE on the website is there any explanation for the product being offered at two prices. I finally found the one for $59.95 (a bargain) on the For Teachers area of the website, but only because I know better and had to really dig for it. There they offer the title at two prices but with no mention whatsoever why the difference. A naive buyer might assume that some extra material, either on the DVD or in the box, is offered. </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sometimes PBS even has THREE prices offered for the same product but with no explanation as to why. I finally called them to confirm. A very nice woman was hesitant to commit to much, but did indicate that for them the magic number is 60. That being 60 in the room to watch would require PPR. It
sounded like she came up with a "reasonable" explanation on the fly. Who knows?</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I've been in touch with a couple of folks who recommended I attend the National Media Market in Mesa, AZ in October. Since it occurs over my birthday weekend, I think I will put this on my calendar! </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Christine Godin</div> <div>Northwest Vista College</div> <div>San Antonio</div><BR><BR><DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#407f00>Christine Godin</FONT></STRONG></DIV> <DIV><STRONG><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#8000ff>GO SPURS GO !!</FONT></STRONG></DIV></DIV><p>&#32;

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