[ubuntu-uk] Dixons/PC World response .....
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Thu May 9 21:07:51 UTC 2013
On 09/05/13 21:51, alan c wrote:
> A few years ago, I requested, and was granted, a chat with the Manager
> of PCWorld (Reading). I asked if I could do a small demo of (Ubuntu)
> near the door one weekend, and hand out leaflets. I showed one of my
> (computer fair) leaflets. It was a relaxed conversation. He simply
> asked 'Can I sell it?' I said,
> 'Well, it is free.' He responded, before hurriedly rushing off, 'Not
Alan, I was in business for many years. I was in it firstly to give
service to my customers and secondly to earn a crust or two! I was not
in it for altruistic reasons, although I have done a bit of 'pro bono'
from time to time. A manager is only going to pick up on our offers if
he might benefit him/herself, his/her trade and his/her customers.
He/she doesn't keep Linux enabled computers because they are poor
sellers in comparison to other operating system kit. He/she DOES
already stock Linux enabled peripherals. Knowledge of this fact WILL
gain (a few) sales with no cost to the store other than a bit of
training. ergo any right-minded manager will think seriously about
looking into this. AND this will raise awareness that Linux is a
'force' to be reckoned with. May 'the force' be with us!!!!
Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.
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