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Back to a sales anecdote....but when I was selling stuff, people were OBSECED with getting the newest one (the freshness factor) When the new model year came out on TVs, even if the TVs were IDENTICAL, people wanted the "freshest" they could get even if they had to pay more. And in a few cases, even if it meant getting a shorter warranty!

As to model numbers, the flashier, the better (at least in most customer's eyes). You never see a "model 1". Ford's Model A was the rare exception, but he jumped right to T later. :)

The most rediculous example was when Word and Word Perfect were battling it out in the word processing market, Word Perfect was up to version 6 and Word was at version 3. People would INSIST that version 6 was better. It may have been, but when asked point blank (by me) why do you think it's better? The answer was "Because it's version 6 and Word is only version 3". No other reason was given. Word jumped from either 3 or 4 right to 7 in one upgrade just to get rid of this IDIOTIC reason why people weren't buying their software.

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Tony
 
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