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RE: $17 meridies events

Poster: Gregory Stapleton <gregsta@MICROSOFT.com>

If I'm following this argument correctly, here's how I've always viewed
"charging more at the door than we charge those who prepay."  The door
fee is the "actual" event fee we would like to collect, but, in order to
create interest and encourage people to prepay for the event, in order
to have some idea of how many we can expect, etc., we ***discount*** the
event fee for those who are able to make the effort to send in an early
reservation.  I've never once thought of it as a punishment.  I've
always view it as an incentive.  Kind of like automakers rebates.

                 />         Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war!
                /<    *Lord Gawain Kilgore, Chronicler of Sacred Stone*
                \<                      *Gregory G. Stapleton*  
                 \>      *kilgore@vnet.net or gregsta@microsoft.com*

>From: 	edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com[SMTP:edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com]
>Sent: 	Friday, December 06, 1996 10:51 AM
>To: 	atlantia@atlantia.sca.org
>Subject: 	Re: $17 meridies events
>Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com (Alfredo)
>Gregory Blount mentioned a huge pay-late penalty of eight dollars
>for an event in Meridies.  Isabel Chauliac d'Avignon explained that
>this is a necessary evil because of the one-year advance deposit
>required by sites in that Kingdom.  His Grace, Duke Galmr, notes:
>> Actually, that $8 is purely punitive in most cases.  If I am going
>> off-board to your event, there is no difference to you if I pay at
>> the door or send a check two weeks in advance other than you now know
>> I am coming :).  Most site require an arbitrary down payment up front
>> and then the remainder is either also an arbitrary amount or based on
>> the number of poeple who actually showed up.  In either of these two
>> senarios where is the need to charge extra at the door?
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