• Subject: RE: Making money on the internet and still keeping your AS/400--( Was RE: AS/6000)
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 8:44:13 -0500

Either
1)  They're very good at hiding their income from the IRS.
2)  They had a high initial cost that will take more than a month 
to repay.  (Some people can't fathom 'long term investing').
3)  They are pouring back the profits into the business because they 
plan on being there for the long term.
4)  They have some problems to work out.
5)  You're a luddite and will dwell on any negative to delay your 
company going to the web.  This is probably a flame, but, please take 
the time to really dwell on it and decide, since you're part of the 
train, are you the brake, or the accelerator?





Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk on 01/27/2000 05:56:17 AM
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Subject:        RE: Making money on the internet and still keeping your 
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I'm not trying to be sceptical here, but didn't I read in the press that
Amazon had their busiest year so far, especially Christmas,
but still haven't made any profit.

What does that indicate!

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From: drothman@us.ibm.com [mailto:drothman@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 10:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Making money on the internet and still keeping your
AS/400--( Was RE: AS/6000)


Ken Sims mentioned Amazon.com, which is an excellent example of why
on-line ordering is the future (even if Amazon doesn't host its web
site on an AS/400).
Two features of Amazon.com that are not available in an ordinary
catalog:
1.  When you find the book you're looking for, note the references to
other books which were bought by people who bought this book.  They
give me (the consumer) some good ideas, and increase sales for Amazon.
2.  Look at the on-line reviews, written by ordinary people who have
read the book you're thinking of buying.  There's more knowledge
available there than through an ordinary bookstore clerk or
telephone salesperson.
-Dan R.

>Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 09:04:21 -0000
>From: Colin Williams <Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk>
>Subject: RE: AS/6000
>
>Are you saying that your company has made more money because of an
>ecommmerce web site than they would have made anyway.
>To me ecommerce/internet only offers one new thing to mail order
>companies, that the catalogue/brochure is online. Apart from that, and
>the collection of customer information, does it really offer anything
>new over  telephone ordering/mail order?


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