> This recent discussion has gotten me to thinking: we're 400 or 500 strong
> on this list, not a bad chunk of buying power. Seems to me that as a sort
> of pressure group, we might be able to lean on vendors whose practices
> are...um...questionable, or odd. I don't think Insight would care a fig
> about what we say...I think FFHS would.
> Should we be doing something en masse?
> At 08:35 AM 12/01/1999 -0800, you wrote:
> >I agree. My other pet peeve, and this applies primarily to
> >FFHS, is not including the date. You wouldn't believe how many
> >duplicates were ordered this past year because of this trick of
> >putting old titles into "sets" and renaming the set.
> >Also, it appears that a number of titles this past two years are
> >not the exclusive right of one distributor to sell and so
> >several distributors will handle the same work and alter the
> >description and/or title and call that item "new" in their
> >Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 06:24:45 -0800 (PST)
> >Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "Beth
> >Hansen" <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of
> >list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: Interesting
> > You have stumbled on one of my pet peeves! I dread the appearance of
> >faculty requests from their catalogs! I always feel morally obligated to
> >research all the alternative pricing options on their titles before finally
> >placing an order with Insight! They also have a tricky way of supplying
> >titles which do not accurately reflect the item.... thus I have ended up
> >with duplicates on occasion despite my best sleuthing efforts!
> > Arrrrrrgh!
> > Beth Hansen
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: email@example.com
> >> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
> >> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 1:58 PM
> >> To: Multiple recipients of list
> >> Subject: Interesting pricing
> >> Thumbing thru the latest Insight Media catalog, I noticed two interesting
> >> things:
> >> Woman in the Dunes is listed at $149 (it sells for $29.95 at FACETS)
> >> Marat/Sade is listed at $99 (it sells for $24.95 at FACETS)
> >> Somehow, I don't think shipping and handling account for the differences.
> >> Any Insight lurkers out there want to address this?
> >> Gary Handman
> >> Director
> >> Media Resources Center
> >> Moffitt Library
> >> UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
> >> 510-643-8566
> >> email@example.com
> >> "You are looking into the mind of home video. It is innocent, it
> >> is aimless,
> >> it is determined, it is real" --Don DeLillo, Underworld
> Gary Handman
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley 94720-6000
> "Everything wants to become television" (James Ulmer -- Teletheory)