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23rd March 2011, 02:13 PM #1
The most absurd quote I have ever had.
So a company want to come in and double check two storage servers to make sure they are in 100% working order so they can charge us a yearly hardware and software support contract fee.
They want to send one engineer in to spend one day to do the "requalification".
Cost? £439 per HOUR. One days worth of work.
So thats £3074 for one day one off cost they want. Plus the yearly charges.
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23rd March 2011, 02:15 PM #2
Shirley you cant be serious!
23rd March 2011, 02:19 PM #3
Don't think I'd have many customers if I charged that much per hour
23rd March 2011, 02:19 PM #4
You can get a new server for that....
23rd March 2011, 02:23 PM #5
Surely a typo and it's £439 per day?
23rd March 2011, 02:37 PM #6
I assume it's a type, but dont call me shirley ;-)
Thanks to penfold from:
ICT_GUY (24th March 2011)
23rd March 2011, 02:41 PM #7
Imagine getting paid that. That'd be about £4.2million a year salary...
23rd March 2011, 02:44 PM #8
23rd March 2011, 02:46 PM #9
Totally not worth the money, if thats how much they want to charge, do not do business with them.
Usually companies are happy to do it free of charge, its good business. We have had a lot of people come on site to evaluate us for all sorts of things - Printing, Wireless, Energy saving and did they even charge for coming on site. Nope.
If a company charge I expect a very little charge.
23rd March 2011, 03:08 PM #10
You wouldn't need many customers when charging that!
Originally Posted by cromertech
23rd March 2011, 03:10 PM #11
You wouldn't need many customers if you charged that much per hour!
Originally Posted by cromertech
23rd March 2011, 04:20 PM #12
Thanks for the replys. Nope not a typo this is 100% serious. £3074 + vat for a days work.
Corblimey I am in the WRONG job!
Oh I forgot to mention - if we go ahead and give them the £3074 they will reduce our yearly support charge by approx £500/year. Which is ver nice of them.
If we do not go ahead and give them the £3074 they will not support our hardware or software any more and I will not be able to get any system or bios updates in the future. We bought the hardware from them only 2 years ago at a cost of some £8600.
23rd March 2011, 04:21 PM #13
So, will they again require you to pay that massive fee in a couple of years time? Or is it a long term maintenance contract then?
It seems very confusing to me!
23rd March 2011, 04:31 PM #14
There was a piece in Computer Weekly about it this week (*rummages* Page 20). Complaints have been lodged with the EU regarding Oracle's policy.
Originally Posted by Butuz
Larry. Prince of Darkness, strikes again.
24th March 2011, 08:22 AM #15
Hi Pete. That sounds ineteresting. Which issue of Computer Weekly are you talking about?
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