Originally Posted by jenok
And I am sure some people still hoping on their setup fee and payment option via paypal
I should like to take this opportunity to briefly explain the strategy behind these decisions. Letīs take the simplest first. We are planning on integrating Paypal as a payment option in 2012.
Originally Posted by kunc86
there's no bulk pricing. even you buy 10 server, the price is same. and setup fee can't be waived.
Now to pricing. It is our aim to offer servers with an excellent price/performance ratio on the market. Achieving this aim as closely as possible requires a whole series of measures. First of all, we select our server components carefully - on the basis of four aspects; performance, price, power consumption and quality (robustness).
Next, we pay close attention to the energy efficiency of our data centers. Each kWh of electricity which we do not use enables us to offer our products at a lower cost. We have seen an average PUE of 1.12 in our current datacenter layout over the course of a year which has been certified by an external auditor (TUEV Sued).
A further point is that we do not try to cross subsidize products or services. Indeed, we try - if possible - to pass on the real costs arising for us in the same form.
If we consider the typical life cycle of a server, the highest costs arise from the moment when new hardware is purchased. Therefore, we charge a setup fee for all new purchases of servers. The depreciation of a server is by far the highest during its first month of operation.
Letīs move on now to quantity discounts. Each form of reduction in price given for servers means us having to set the basic price of the system high enough so that we do not lose any money on discounted systems. The moment we were to decide to grant discounts would also automatically mean that we would need to ask for higher basic prices. After all, we still need to make sufficient money on discounted systems to cover our costs.
These are strategic decisions which make the business process fast and uncomplicated and ultimately also very efficient. The disadvantage is - there are no discounts.
If the final price is important to you, we can help you achieve your objective quickly and easily. If high discounts are your objective, then it would be better to buy the Juniper "M Series". The discounts here are excellent.