|DON'T Convince HP like this...|
Message #7 Posted by Michael F, Coyle on 15 May 2003, 8:30 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Norm
Sorry Norm, I can't agree with you here.
1. DONT buy their crummy HP home PC's that they sell to the masses, and if you know any masses personally, tell those masses not to buy crummy HP home PC's, and tell them why. I have seen people buy them and be fairly unhappy. The same brain-damaged losers that designed the last of the calculators have also put out a fairly unpleasant combination of popup advertisements, bad software, and lack of help on those #$%#$% trash HP home PC's. You would do MUCH better not to buy one.
What should we tell them? That their PC's are crummy? Or not to buy their PC's because we don't like their calculators?
It's been a while since I've used an HP PC. Are they really worse than everything else out there or are they all this bad?
2. DONT buy their latest calculator garbage like 48G+, and if you own one, SELL IT, to reduce HP's profitability.
Sorry...I like the 48; a lot of other people do too. Many of us consider it the Last Of The True HP's.
3. IF YOU ARE AN ENGINEER, DONT buy their test equipment. Need a scope, and RF generator, a spectrum analyzer? Just buy somebody else's.
WRONG! Agilent now has the old HP Test & Measurement business. Agilent != HP. Two separate companies. By all means buy Agilent whenever possible. (They make dandy LED's too.)
WHAT'S THAT SPELL? bye bye customers. If all the customers say 'bye bye' thats got to have an effect, someday, when the crooks in the boardroom run out of stock swindles to feed their paychecks.
A little angry, are we? If the customers go bye-bye will HP management ever learn why? And that would kill their calculator business as a side effect. Sinking the ship is kind of a drastic way to kill off the rats.
How about this: if you don't like what HP is doing with their calculators, buy someone else's. Then write a polite letter to Carly, explaining what you bought, why, and why HP machines are not meeting you needs. Send a copy of the letter to that guy who's in charge of the calculator business, I forget his name, you know, the guy who keeps issuing all those press releases.
You may get just a form letter back, but at least you'll have the satisfaction of having taken the high road with your complaint. And maybe, just maybe, someone may listen.
Sorry to get down on you like this, but I usually like your posts and I feel this one is way, way off the mark.