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Expensive Symantec

“ We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard ”--President John F. Kennedy

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Re: Expensive Symantec

Hi Wikipedian,

Have a look at this thread (especially at huwyngr's post), which addresses the same issue:

http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=76154

Message Edited by Yaso_Kuuhl on 10-26-2009 04:05 PM
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Re: Expensive Symantec

Hi Wikipedian,

For what it's worth, it's not at all unusual to find Amazon prices lower than the producer's direct sale prices. Whether it's books, hardware, software or any of a whole host of other things, Amazon is likely to have one of the lowest -- if not the lowest -- prices available anywhere.

Make the most of it.

Kudos0

Re: Expensive Symantec

In my opinion, Symantec SHOULD sell its product cheaper than other stores!!!  Or at least sell their "renew subscription" cheaper than £49.
“ We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard ”--President John F. Kennedy
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Wikipedian wrote:
In my opinion, Symantec SHOULD sell its product cheaper than other stores!!!  Or at least sell their "renew subscription" cheaper than £49.

I tend to agree with you about the "renew subscription" issue.

As for the other, you should understand that stores will always put things on sale just to increase customer traffic or loyalty.  That means they will sometimes offer items as below their cost.  Mostly, they will do this if you buy something else at the same time; sometimes they recoup the loss in shipping&handling fees; and sometimes they absorb the loss as the cost of maintaining their customer base.  Symantec, on the other hand, doesn't offer a wide and varying range of products; they offer applications for computers.  Selling at a loss means just that:  Losing money.

Beyond that, who knows?  I am not privy to Symantec's internal bean-counting decisions.  And I doubt they'd want me to know.  

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Kudos0

Re: Expensive Symantec

Its simple,

Bulk buyers ill get discount.

As amazon acts as distribution channel for symantec, they ll get huge discounts.

Symantec gets free distributor which is why they can provide better margin to them and thus increasing the sales via amazon buy.

For renewal, i think its cheaper than this, i don't know, but u may ask any norton employ to help u in this matter, live chat may help too. 

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Wikipedian wrote:
Why is Symantec selling the download version of NIS2010 more expensive than Amazon, who provides the CD version. Amazon sells NIS2010 for £37.49 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Norton-Internet-Security-2010-Computers/dp/B002M787XG/ref=sr_1_2/277-9679090-4396259?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1256569219&sr=8-2), while Symantec is selling it for £49.99 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Norton-Internet-Security-2010-Computers/dp/B002M787XG/ref=sr_1_2/277-9679090-4396259?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1256569219&sr=8-2)

That's not a particularly low price in today's marketplace -- check store flyers since I've seen it for $29.99 after the additional upgrade mail-in rebate.

And if you spot 2009 on sale -- and that I've seen at under $20 -- buy that and use the KEY to validate the 2010 you can download from the Norton website.

As others have indicated, all manufacturers have to be careful not to sell direct to consumers at lower prices than their distributors can or they lose the distributors ..... This applies everywhere.

Hugh

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