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Thread: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China



Permlink Replies: 15 - Last Post: Nov 22, 2014 11:00 AM Last Post By: Dominique Willems
Bear Xu

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Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:34 AM
HI All,

Several weeks ago I received the email from Embarcadero that the upgrading price from older version in China is nearly same as the price in USA and with a small gift.
Really good news.

XE versions goes fast. Really good.

I checked the email, click the link, find it is not easy to the user to buy the product.
1. hard to find the re-seller list
2. no direct online store like USA
3. no re-seller online website links, only emails.
4. I checked and guessed most the re-seller's websites, goto their websites (online-store), most of these re-seller website did not list delphi XE7, only XE2 or XE3 some old versions.
I searched Delphi, some re-seller's store website return no records.
5. I dare not to buy Delphi XE7 from such re-seller that did not list this product(that means they did not care about it.)

why not provide online store like USA? Why not open your store on TAOBAO.com (by the NO.1 B2B, B2C company Alibbaba )?
Just let the buyer buy it online and send them back the product and invoice and contract.

Why not hire somebody from Alibaba? :)

warm regards,
Bear
Phillip Woon

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:35 AM   in response to: Bear Xu in response to: Bear Xu
Bear Xu wrote:
HI All,

Several weeks ago I received the email from Embarcadero that the upgrading price from older version in China is nearly same as the price in USA and with a small gift.
Really good news.

XE versions goes fast. Really good.

I checked the email, click the link, find it is not easy to the user to buy the product.
1. hard to find the re-seller list
2. no direct online store like USA
3. no re-seller online website links, only emails.
4. I checked and guessed most the re-seller's websites, goto their websites (online-store), most of these re-seller website did not list delphi XE7, only XE2 or XE3 some old versions.
I searched Delphi, some re-seller's store website return no records.
5. I dare not to buy Delphi XE7 from such re-seller that did not list this product(that means they did not care about it.)

why not provide online store like USA? Why not open your store on TAOBAO.com (by the NO.1 B2B, B2C company Alibbaba )?
Just let the buyer buy it online and send them back the product and invoice and contract.

Why not hire somebody from Alibaba? :)

warm regards,
Bear

Great news....
Dominique Willems

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:50 AM   in response to: Phillip Woon in response to: Phillip Woon
Phillip Woon wrote:
Great news....

Not so great news is the half-hour scroll I had to go through to read
your helpful one-liner. Luckily they introduced a new payment scheme,
in which you pay for reply/quote ratios < 1, per overquoted line. What
is your invoicing address? Thx!
Phillip Woon

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 20, 2014 10:50 AM   in response to: Dominique Willems in response to: Dominique Willems
Dominique Willems wrote:
Phillip Woon wrote:
Great news....

Not so great news is the half-hour scroll I had to go through to read
your helpful one-liner. Luckily they introduced a new payment scheme,
in which you pay for reply/quote ratios < 1, per overquoted line. What
is your invoicing address? Thx!

Half-hour? Do you have an 8088 cpu?
Dominique Willems

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 20, 2014 3:09 PM   in response to: Phillip Woon in response to: Phillip Woon
Phillip Woon wrote:
Half-hour? Do you have an 8088 cpu?

8086, buddy. I don't do no 8 bits anymore.
Phillip Woon

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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:11 PM   in response to: Dominique Willems in response to: Dominique Willems
Dominique Willems wrote:
Phillip Woon wrote:
Half-hour? Do you have an 8088 cpu?

8086, buddy. I don't do no 8 bits anymore.

lol
Markus Humm

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:24 PM   in response to: Dominique Willems in response to: Dominique Willems
Am 21.11.2014 00:09, schrieb Dominique Willems:
Phillip Woon wrote:
Half-hour? Do you have an 8088 cpu?

8086, buddy. I don't do no 8 bits anymore.

Hm? 8086 was 16 Bit already.
And 8088 was only equipped with a 8 bit external bus while internally it
was already a 16 bit CPU. But I guess you kew that already.
I rather blame it on your NE1000 network card which offloads most work
to the CPU if I'm not mistaken... ;-)

Greetings

Markus
Steve Thackery

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:29 PM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:

And 8088 was only equipped with a 8 bit external bus while internally
it was already a 16 bit CPU. But I guess you kew that already.

I guess he did, too. For 8 bits you want the 8085. Or, if you prefer
a model of suave, sophisticated elegance rather than a clunky bag o'
spanners, the magnificent 6809.

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Markus Humm

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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 12:31 PM   in response to: Steve Thackery in response to: Steve Thackery
Am 21.11.2014 21:29, schrieb Steve Thackery:
Markus Humm wrote:

And 8088 was only equipped with a 8 bit external bus while internally
it was already a 16 bit CPU. But I guess you kew that already.

I guess he did, too. For 8 bits you want the 8085. Or, if you prefer
a model of suave, sophisticated elegance rather than a clunky bag o'
spanners, the magnificent 6809.

Wouldn't a 6502 do? ;-)

Greetings

Markus
Dominique Willems

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 3:28 PM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:
Wouldn't a 6502 do? ;-)

Oooh, wasn't that a graceful little animal. All that zero-page!
Steve Thackery

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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 3:45 PM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:

Wouldn't a 6502 do? ;-)

Nooooo! Couldn't move the stack, which was limited to 256 bytes, so
essentially unable to support higher level languages. The 6809 was
what the 6502 could have been........

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David Erbas-White

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 4:27 PM   in response to: Steve Thackery in response to: Steve Thackery
On 11/21/2014 3:45 PM, Steve Thackery wrote:
Markus Humm wrote:

Wouldn't a 6502 do? ;-)

Nooooo! Couldn't move the stack, which was limited to 256 bytes, so
essentially unable to support higher level languages. The 6809 was
what the 6502 could have been........

As we speak (well, type) I'm coding for an 8051...

David Erbas-White
Steve Thackery

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  Posted: Nov 22, 2014 1:44 AM   in response to: David Erbas-White in response to: David Erbas-White
David Erbas-White wrote:

As we speak (well, type) I'm coding for an 8051...

Yes, it's interesting - for some reason the 8051 microcontroller
architecture somehow hit the spot. Although you can't buy one now,
there are simply loads of present-day microcontrollers based upon it.

I've just had a look on Wikipedia and find the number of derivatives
amazing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_MCS-51#MCU_based_on_8051


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Dominique Willems

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Re: Good News on Delphi XE7 Upgrade Pricing in China
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  Posted: Nov 21, 2014 3:27 PM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:
Hm? 8086 was 16 Bit already.
And 8088 was only equipped with a 8 bit external bus

Not only that, it usually came at 4.77 MHz, while the 8086 was steaming
at a blazing 8 MHz.

I rather blame it on your NE1000 network card which offloads most work
to the CPU if I'm not mistaken... ;-)

Next you're going to insult my 10 MB MFM hard drive.
Markus Humm

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  Posted: Nov 22, 2014 6:09 AM   in response to: Dominique Willems in response to: Dominique Willems
Am 22.11.2014 00:27, schrieb Dominique Willems:
Markus Humm wrote:
Hm? 8086 was 16 Bit already.
And 8088 was only equipped with a 8 bit external bus

Not only that, it usually came at 4.77 MHz, while the 8086 was steaming
at a blazing 8 MHz.

I rather blame it on your NE1000 network card which offloads most work
to the CPU if I'm not mistaken... ;-)

Next you're going to insult my 10 MB MFM hard drive.

No. More likely your 5,25" 160 KB single sided floppy drive ;-)

Greetings

Markus
Dominique Willems

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  Posted: Nov 22, 2014 11:00 AM   in response to: Markus Humm in response to: Markus Humm
Markus Humm wrote:
No. More likely your 5,25" 160 KB single sided floppy drive ;-)

And proud of it! (btw, that's about the space a small integer takes on
the heap nowadays :))
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