Misunderstanding price quotations (Re: the world's ...)

Francis Ouellette francis at monod.Biol.McGill.CA
Fri Feb 26 05:47:42 EST 1993

doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch (Reinhard Doelz) writes:

>In article <francis.730667018 at monod>, francis at monod.Biol.McGill.CA (Francis Ouellette) writes:

>|> >        GCG is most widely used, very well supported, and approx. $5000 for
>|> >		both programs and databases updated quarterly.
>|> Well, I think it is about $7-8,000/year with monthly database updates for
>                 ^^
>           I _assume_ it might be GCG which this is referring to.

no ... "it" was the the IG Suite ... and this is clearer than it
appears from the way you quote _me_  ...  here is me quoting me:

> broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu (Bruce Roe) writes:

broe>  GCG is most widely used, very well supported, and approx.  $5000 for
broe>  both programs and databases updated quarterly.
broe>  Staden is the best for shotgun sequence assembly, has some excellent
broe>  but little used analysis programs, and approx. $200.
broe>  IG is used by many but at last recollection was more expensive
broe>  than GCG.

francis > Well, I think it is about $7-8,000/year with monthly database 
francis > updates for _unlimited_ users, but only about $4,000 for single user.
francis > But any software that can only have one user at a time is bad idea 
francis > for me! (and alot of others, I am sure).             

Reinhard > Frankly, I have no idea what this discussion is about. 
Reinhard > Certainly, Francis does not have the GCG software package 
Reinhard > installed. 

unfortunately very true ... and through no fault of mine!

Reinhard > I don't quote the prices I got from IG or GCG.
Reinhard > Price quotations from customers might be difficult to 
Reinhard > judge for accuracy. consult at presto.ig.com for IG, and 
Reinhard > help at gcg.com for GCG package can give best answers via email. 
Reinhard > IG phone is 1-415-6927300 FAX 1-415-962-7302, 
Reinhard > europe tel. 32-3-219-7845, GCG phone is 1-608-231-5200 
Reinhard > FAX 1-608-231-5202

very good idea.  (the best idea!!)

very sorry about the confusions I may have caused ...

lesson:  probably a very bad idea to quote prices on the net ... I got
"flamed" by one of the company reps (gently, mind you) for having a
miss_interpretable quote ...  I stand corrected, and not too cooked!

Reinhard > (Disclaimer: I don't work for any of the companies mentioned. 
Reinhard > Expressed opinion is my own and not necessarily the one of 
Reinhard > my employer.)

mee too ...



| B.F. Francis Ouellette  
| manager, yeast chromosome I & XVI sequencing project
| dept of biology, McGill university, Montreal, Qc, Canada
| francis at monod.biol.mcgill.ca

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