CD/DVD Distributors

Mani A a.mani.cms at
Mon Sep 1 22:12:11 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 11:47 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at> wrote:

> When bad media happens we must rely on the vendors to stand behind the
> terms of the warranty statements in place at the time of sale.  If
> they can't live up to the warranty statements then they get booted
> from our list.  At the most we can set some minimum threshold as to
> the expected warranty terms to be listed...for all vendors...including
> our free media project.

Yes, that is trivially necessary. If they state the quality of media,
then it helps the buyer.
In India for example, it is possible to use really low quality media.
And the standards for optical media are certainly in place.

> a higher quality service. I'm not going to punish a vendor who wants
> to set a higher price in exchange for a more reliable retail service
> than its competitors. If they feel the market can support the higher
> price along side less expensive retail services...then they should be
> allowed to compete. It's not our place to set the nominal market
> price.  That's called price fixing.. and that's generally a bad idea.

The point is that vendors should understand that there is limited
scope for profit in the sector. Otherwise the vendors may all drop out
due to poor sales... ...except for some volunteers


A. Mani

A. Mani
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