Case for your Atom from back in the day

discussion of games, software, hardware & emulators relating to the Acorn Atom
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Case for your Atom from back in the day

Post by martinw » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:14 pm

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Re: Case for your Atom from back in the day

Post by Kazzie » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:31 pm

Interesting to note that (on the left page of the advert) credit cards were not accepted for the BBC Micro. I wonder why they felt the need to single out the Beeb in that way?
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Post by BigEd » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:39 pm

Maybe there was very little profit in the Beeb so the retailer's credit card charge was too much to bear? Do we know what price Acorn charged the retailer?

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Post by richardtoohey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:55 am

Or maybe they were the most expensive items so they were worried about fraud?

But think BigEd's theory better than mine ... too little profit in it after charges etc.

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Post by BigEd » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:28 am

Ah, that could be it - in the case of a chargeback the customer wins and the retailer loses, and that might be too much to bear.

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