Re: Interesting pricing

Brigid Duffy (bduffy@sfsu.edu)
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 16:45:37 -0800 (PST)

Okay, I know this won't be a popular attitude, but to add a grain of salt
to this discussion:

I'm not surprised when I check different grocery stores and find widely
varying prices on items. Or clothes, or appliances, or cars. And you folks
don't want to know what we pay for housing here in San Francisco (take
whatever you pay for rent and double or triple it. Don't ask about buying
houses.).

I shop around on the Internet for media just like anyone else. And just
like anyone else I don't like getting burned. But I also accept the fact
that I'm going to get burned every once in a while, at the grocery store
or the media store. I live, learn, and try to not get too obsessed about
it.

Re: Insight Media and Films for the Humanities and Sciences: I have had
very little difficulty with either of these vendors on returns - either
for credit or as an exchange for a different video of the same price. My
university has received premiums from FHS too - two DVD players this year.
Nice ones, too. And for premiums like that I have no problems calling or
e-mailing about them. So particularly for a high price vendor, personal
and friendly contact with them can work wonders.

It's not a perfect world, people. The vendors aren't perfect, but then,
neither are we. They're trying to make the best use of their resources,
just like we are. So let's all live, learn, and not get too obsessed about
it, okay?

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200
E-mail: bduffy@sfsu.edu