Is Parallax disappearing from Fry's?



  • Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi) Posts: 22,474
    edited 2017-07-13 - 03:36:13
    You forgot to mention co-op advertising "fees" -- or were you lucky enough to avoid those? At least you didn't have to deal with Walmart! :)

    “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • ercoerco Posts: 19,556
    Hmmm. Maybe it's up to us Parallax fanboys to keep sneaking Parallax product into Fry's to keep a shelf presence there.

    Not sure how that affects the bottom line, I'll have to run a simulation.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Dealing with Fry's in the Siddiqui days could have been trying.
  • Visibility was a plus at least for me. Had no idea what a prop was or could do until I saw the prop ed kit at a Phoenix Fry's. You still may need a presence even if indirectly via print or net articles. Nuts &Volts, hackaday, etc will be the main way your product will be known after the Frys, RS, and micro center stores fade out.
    Ordnung ist das halbe Leben
    I gave up on that half long ago.........
  • KeithE wrote: »
    Dealing with Fry's in the Siddiqui days could have been trying.

    Haha! I'd say! Not many people are aware of that situation as Fry's is a privately held company. But what a mess that was.

  • Dealing with retail stores...
    You also give points to Head Office
    Points for payment on 30 days, which is 30 days after the month in which the product was bought (yes, otherwise they pay much later)
    Points to pay 14 days, which is 14 days after each 14 day period.
    Extra discounts for their "specials". You didn't think they were giving the discount did you?
    Cash back for stock on hand when price reduces (electronic products rarely increase)
    Cash back for any product they return, including opened or used product, even with missing parts

    Yep. A real PITA, but sometimes really necessary, depending on your business model.

    Been there, done that ;)
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  • Fry's is at it again. They have discounted more of the few Parallax devices that are left in the store:

    Parallax P8X32A-D40 Propeller Chip - $4.99

    Parallax 4-Directional Tilt Sensor - $2.99

    Parallax Dual Relay Board Kit - $4.99
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