Sunday, October 29, 2006

Intel's ASP from selling T-Shirts to partners

$20 to $50, higher than the price of a Celeron.

Intel is surely frugal these days.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It reminds me of salvation Army w/ a bucket at walmart entarnce.
How poorer can Intel get?
This is a good indication that your BK prediction may be nearing quickly and Intel is finding ceative ways to push the BK date further away. Pretty soon its customer service will charge a fee if contacting the service by phone.

10:41 AM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so "Pervasive"

12:19 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous PENIX said...

Absolutely pathetic. They can no longer make money off their pitiful chips, so they have resorted to ripping off their loyal retailers. Intel is nothing but greedy scum.

1:24 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10x profits of AMD

2:01 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog has crossed over to lameness.

2:52 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man, this is low. I bet some Intel managers started doing nickel&dime here&there.

Ok, while we have a good laugh at that, the bigger issues I really want to know is why there is no formal demonstration of the 65nm chip???

I heard rumor quad-core K8L rev A0 is not demo-able??? And rev A1 might be able to and still no news???

Is it true AMD has an inherent advantage in 64-bit? If true, how hard it is for Intel to catch up?

Why Intel chips seem to play down the 64-bit, is that an omnious sign for Intel 64-bit weakness?

Why AMD is all over with 64-bit labels? Why are they so confident with 64-bit?

They are the questions worthy for a person with a PhD degree, not those little nickel&dime snipets.

-Longan-

3:53 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can’t see what’s left of the 06 marketing budget, but I’ll bet it’s thin. Intel blew all there marketing dollars pumping Woody & the Con.

4:20 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I begin to wonder, what information possibly is available at these shows that is not available online. I think it is a ploy by Intel to get the details of channel guys , so that later Intel sales guys can show up at the doors of these vendors and force them to buy crap.(possibly but placing a gun the head of these channel guys :-))

4:30 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous roborat said...

isn't charging your customers fee's just so they can attend YOUR event a sign of who's in control?

and what does AMD do to get people to attend their events? Give stuff for free? LOL.

4:41 PM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger ashenman said...

Ya, they let them go for free, and affiliates who have booths there give away their shirts for free. It is pretty retarded that they'd charge for attendance, but I guess this is pretty representative of Intel's sudden introverted partnering scheme. They sudden need to alienate themselves from potential and current partners couldn't have come at a worse time, considering AMD's advantage in openness and viability, due to the shear number of partners it has and is gaining. BTW, if anyone sites the excuse Intel gives (that the event is so large it has to do crowd control) you're ignoring the fact that there will be fewer people there this year than ever before, due to the shrinking number of partners Intel has, which is the main attraction of these shows.

Someone mentioned the fact that they may just be using this to get information from customers. This does make alot of sense, and may just be Intel reevaulating their market, which would be very good, if they use it the right way. Whether or not they do remains to be seen.

9:44 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will gladly pay the fee to go if it helps restrict admittance to people that have a BUSINESS NEED to attend. I get tired of trying to fight the crowd of fat, pale sweaty fanboys asking stupid questions and trying to score a free shirt.

These shows are for businesses, not adolescent pigs addicted to WoW and CS. Trust me, businesses dont mind paying a couple bucks.

10:01 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"isn't charging your customers fee's just so they can attend YOUR event a sign of who's in control?"
Pay me $25 before you read this reply.
end of message.
Now pay me another $25 if you learned your lesson and got the message.

10:01 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

10x profits of AMD

Ta, yeah 10 years ago. Who do you think is still stealing Intels profits... its not taken away by magical farries on a red moon night.

Where has this joker been. AMD has 7 billion (Not including partners btw for AMD. About 50 billion.) Intel about 10 billion. All they have is no where near as ritch as a 80 billion IBM even with Apple. I could just say IBM is better... they sure as hell are richer then Intel even if they had 30 billion nobody can touch IBM.

Intel is just not what it use to be. Specially with 85% of junk to get rid of what can you expect.

10:49 PM, October 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord sharikou,
what do you think of this analyst analise?

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/20061029130237.html

2:37 AM, October 30, 2006  
Blogger Pop Catalin Sever said...

Well it makes sense!

Intel reached the conclusion that the people using Intel products are stupid. So if their clients are stupid why not take advantage of that?

If they are idiots enough to buy NetBurst crap, by comparison,paying Intel just to watch they commercials seems an smart thing.

It's not Intel that's dumb by doing this is their clients.

5:18 AM, October 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you have a million resellers around the world that expect free loot, it adds up very quick.

Kudos to Intel for bucking the trend of freeloaders. If everyone gets on this bandwagon we'll ALL benefit by paying less for a consumer product in the end (not just PC components). Think long-term and you'll see.

Intel is still a bunch of bastards though (but they make good chips).

7:00 AM, October 30, 2006  
Blogger 180 Sharikou said...

The reason Intel and Microsoft charge their channel partners is so that when the guys who are sent to the gig show up. The idea is their boss has put some money down and expects them to learn what's happening and bring it back to their business. Not just enjoy a free lunch and basically use it like it's a day off.

This is a pretty common practise. You'd know this if you worked in the industry. It's kind of the same philosophy why events like IDF have gone from being free to sponsored as well require a registration fee. Now you can scoff but if you owned a small DIY business, getting training and the lastest Intel/Microsoft roadmaps/info is crucial to your biz.

8:53 AM, October 30, 2006  
Blogger Greg said...

$20 is pretty cheap for a tech event. I think this really needs to be looked at in reference to how Intel normally holds the event. This could either show that Intel is desperate to get people there (thus opening up backstage passes, but charging a basic entrance fee to limit abuse) or is succumbing to introversion. I don't know what they did before, so unless someone explains how they ran it before, to everyone here who obviously doesn't know what they were doing before, most of these comments are pretty pointless.

10:11 AM, October 30, 2006  

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