Subject: Re: Motivating support contracts
From: Brian Bartholomew <bb@wv.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 02:25:08 -0400

> Isn't this the classic co-op approach?

I looked at consumer co-ops, and discovered based on a huge sample
size of two that over time they seem to forget their low-price
mission.  Prices rise back up to retail.  I'm not sure why.

And if I were personally a producer, I wouldn't be willing to give
customers that much control of my business.


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