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Top message:  So, it's a fatter a900? by monkeyracer   May 4, 2006, 12:29 PM

Replying to:  Re: So, it's a fatter a900? by SethDougan   May 7, 2006, 12:59 AM

Re: So, it's a fatter a900?

by monkeyracer    May 9, 2006, 5:56 PM

I can't find you in the sprint corporate e-mail system, so obviously you aren't a sprint corporate rep (or use an alias here). I have only a little respect for third party or affiliate reps, since I used to be one. I have to deal with so much third party f-ups it's become extremely annoying.

The a560 is made by samsung, the 2300 by sanyo, and the 125 by lg. These are competitors. It's the same as with cars. You'll find similar models from honda, toyota, etc. This is not redundancy, it's competitiveness. It's redundant if all three were made by the same company. Hence, my argument.

The 3100, although it is redundant to the 8200, sells because it's price point is right, it's less than the 8300, the 8200's are gone, and someone in love with sanyo will buy it.

The 960 has it's market (this is the marketing part) otherwise a company like Samsung would not release it. However, it's similarity to it's sister phones leaves it to prove itself with it's differences: motion fun, and the OLED. These are not features that people are rushing the doors for, so then it comes to it's style. In general sprint phones are not cutting edge on style, (you can disagree, whatever) and this phone is no exception.

I love samsung phones and in general sell more samsung than the other brands (iDEN excluded) because they offer the features that customers want. As a sales person, my job is to find out what best suits a customer's needs. If what I find to be the best for the customer is the A960, then that is what I sell. I am never biased in my approach to certain phones, and will not avoid it. BUT the whole point is through qualifying the customer, in my expert opinion, there will not be much demand for it in my store.

Different markets have different demand, I have yet to have one single person enter my store and ask about the A960. This is where I base my argument on.

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