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Challenging the tool pricing model

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chenwei
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chenwei   4/27/2009 2:19:00 AM
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I will support Altium! I think this really is a very good news for customers

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tonykara   4/23/2009 2:51:30 PM
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I think Altium is really going to shake up the industry with this new price. They already have a proven tool and a great user's support forum. Once they own the market, there's nothing to prevent them from ratcheting up the price again. Buy now while you can get it cheap!

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WSFPGA   4/23/2009 1:44:47 PM
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Was an absurd price to actual FPGA market. Other interpretation; 3 customer are not 3 time more problems; but at 1/3 of the price I can sold more and make more money keeping the same internal cost..., aditionally more users could make me the "de facto" standard and kick out of the game others tools, not bad... Basic market game rules.

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ps-man   4/23/2009 10:44:58 AM
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One would have to say that this move smacks of desperation at Altium, if you slash your prices you don't get more sales and if you do you need to make significantly more to cover your costs. In the long run this can only be bad for Altium users as Altium will not be able to afford the R&D effort to improve their tools. Maybe Altium are planning to just sell their products from the web and get rid of their dealer network, and reduce support to a user run forum?

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