From: Ruairķ Newman (bofh at domain tech-mad.org)
Date: Tue 28 Aug 2001 - 16:58:23 IST
Thomas Bridge [28/08/01 16:38 +0100]:
> At 15:55 28/08/2001 +0100, John P. Looney wrote:
> >On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 01:04:39PM +0100, Thomas Bridge mentioned:
> > > Is it just me or does this seem a bit OTT in terms of pricing? If they
> > > fill the room (which they estimate will be about 220 to 250 people) this
> > > means the amount of money they take in could be anywhere between £2000 and
> > > £5000. Surely even the Conrad can't be charging that much.
> > Charging is an excellent way to make sure that the people there are
> >people that count though. For a tenner....I'd go.
> Aye, but isn't Ireland OffLine supposed to be for ordinary home users - as
> opposed to businesses most of whom aren't affected by the availability (or
> lack of availability) of "broadband".
I think the issue is more the amount of the fee, than just the fee. It is
necessary to cover the cost of the room and so a fee does have to be levied.
However, ten quid is a little excessive for home users, never mind twenty.
The problem of course is that the Conrad are not known for their flexibility
on payment. Should the fee be dropped to say five quid which would be a
reasonable amount and the takings didn't cover the cost of the room, the
Conrad would still be inclined to persue the organisers for the remainder.
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