I just received this from netpliance. I sent the message in Feb asking if they could set us up as resellers (this was before the craze) so we could sell them in this area. They never responded. Until now. My reply is at the top Just kinda wondering about the timing (now that its $399 instead of $99)
Since I sent the request (in Feb) and your company did not respond in a timely manner we have started talking with several competitors and it looks like we are going to carry either the internet appliance by Intel or Oracle. We also noticed how CompUsa and Circut City were treated in the way of backorders and we just simply would not like to set up any agreements with a company that handles matters in this manner.
Sorry it didnt work out
----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela Dunnam" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Chris'" EMAIL REMOVED FOR SPAM PURPOSES
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 4:37 PM
Subject: RE: reseller info requested
> Thank you for your inquiry regarding working with Netpliance. Our Business
> Development team is currently developing detailed plans and programs
> designed to provide prospective partners like you with the infrastructure
> and support systems necessary to ensure our mutual success. While we cannot
> discuss specific details or timeframes for these plans, we are working as
> aggressively as possible to deploy them quickly.
> Netpliance is an Internet appliance service provider (IASP). We deliver a
> unique and complete 'out-of-the-box' solution that allows consumers to get
> on the Internet quickly, easily, and at a very low cost compared to
> traditional desktop PCs. Our core offering is i-opener(tm) which includes a
> unique, value-added Internet access appliance, Internet connectivity
> service, and a simplified user interface that work together to deliver fast
> access to a spectrum of personalized, consumer-focused content. Our ---
> proprietary interface, content, caching, connectivity, and hardware } WE KNOW BETTER THAN THIS
> technologies are tightly integrated and cannot be unbundled for special }
> applications. You can learn more about i-opener on the Netpliance web site __ }
> at www.netpliance.com.
> The good news is that this is the best time for us to increase our awareness
> of the benefits of working with companies like yours to make the i-opener
> easily accessible to our target market. Accordingly, it would be most
> helpful if you would provide us with some information so that we can quickly
> assess how to best work with you in the future
> We now have a new automated system to capture your information if you are
> interested in future possible Partnering Opportunities with Netpliance.
> Please access our information request form via:
> Please be assured that while we cannot personally reply to each partnering
> inquiry due to the large volume we receive, each submission is carefully
> reviewed against our current plans and needs. Our business development staff
> will contact you if your inquiry matches these needs.
> Thank You
> Business Development Team
Just thought it was interesting reading now that they have changed the prices
Before they wouldnt give anyone the time of day now they want businesses to sign
up and sell their product.