Subscription service -- fees separated into halves?

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by Sporkman, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Sporkman

    Sporkman Guest

    My VAR sent me an invoice for my annual maintenance . . . which I
    probably won't ante-up this year as in my opinion SolidWorks Corp hasn't
    for a long time been ante-ing up enough to justify it, and since I can
    probably do without upgrading for a while. But the invoice is separated
    into two parts -- half the cost is for "Parts" and the other half is for
    "Service". Anybody clear on this? I don't think my VAR wants to
    clarify (no answer from them). Discussion in this newsgroup in the past
    indicates there MAY be a possibility of a one-time upgrade cost of
    around $700 or so (half the normal maintenance is $647.50) which doesn't
    provide ability to download service packs or use the Web site (which is
    typically pretty useless anyway IMHO). Does anyone know for a FACT that
    this is possible? Are there caveats? Is it something that some VARs
    might offer and others wouldn't? Again, my VAR doesn't seem to want to
    answer my query regarding that -- which is no big surprise.

    Sporkman, Aug 16, 2004
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  2. Sporkman

    Dave H Guest

    Parts (disks when a new version is shipped) are taxable and services
    (labor) are not. At least that's how it is here in California. Our
    subscription fees are broken down that way and half is taxed and the
    other half is not.

    Dave H
    Dave H, Aug 17, 2004
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  3. Sporkman

    Sporkman Guest

    Makes sense and probably explains that much for the VAR here in North
    Carolina. Anyone have any idea about the other part . . . whether or
    not there really is such a thing as a one-time upgrade, and caveats?

    How ya like it in Californy, Dave?
    Sporkman, Aug 17, 2004
  4. Sporkman

    Dave H Guest

    My family has been here in the SF Bay Area since 1857 and I'm the last
    one left. Too expensive, too many people and too many cars now a days.
    Getting close to the time to think about retiring to the beautiful
    Pacific Nothwest. I did a couple years of contracting up in Redmond, WA
    and realy liked the area once you got away from Seattle.

    Dave H
    Dave H, Aug 17, 2004
  5. Sporkman

    Sporkman Guest

    Since 1857 !!? So they saw the 1906 earthquake (!). Any written
    records by family members?

    I thought you were Dave Hannah . . . the same who had been working in
    Asheville, NC until relatively recently and had moved (somewhere, I
    can't remember).

    Sporkman, Aug 17, 2004
  6. Sporkman

    Dave H Guest

    Dave Heinemeyer is the name. Some of my ancestors were living in San
    Francisco at the time (wish I owned the property now) and yes we have
    things from the earthquake but none written. Old newspapers, a clock
    that was knocked off the mantle. We had it repaired and it still runs
    but we left the external broken parts as is. Some of my ancestors were
    living in San Francisco at the time.

    Were you effected by Charley?

    Dave H
    Dave H, Aug 17, 2004
  7. Sporkman

    Sporkman Guest

    Charley was off the coast (just barely) by the time it got to North
    Carolina, so all we got was a little drizzle. Charlotte is about three
    and a half to four hours (driving) from the coast.
    Sporkman, Aug 19, 2004
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