Monday, October 02, 2006

come on people

Okay, this will probably come out angry.

And I am afraid I don't really care.

I have been working pretty damn hard to get a Master's swim program started here on Charlottetown. It will hopefully come to pass but if not, I did give it my best efforts.

The biggest problem at this point is people do not want to pay for it. They practically want it free and I am afraid that free is not an option. The Cari which is looking to make money is charging us for the lanes that we are renting, and if we are renting the lanes, someone has to pay for those lanes. I set up the program so they pay for the lanes by deviding the lanes up amungst the number of people who joined. No one is making any money here.


However today, people said to me that they don't want to pay that much money for the program, they want it cheaper, we should work on getting the Cari to give us passes, so we can do it. Cari on the other hand tried that a couple of years ago and it pretty much failed after about 5 months, last year they tried a drop in fee and that failed after a few weeks.

If people are not willing to put up the money for a program it will fail and I am going to be redirecting the program as such.

PS I dont' care about any spelling mistakes

By Sabrina - 9:15 PM |

Comments:
Unfortunately your target group of people are probably already paying for gym memberships, etc. so one more fee might just not seem worth it.
 
I don't know how much the cost of the course works out to be, however when you start charging people money, at certain amounts people will decide it's exceeds the limit of what they are willing to pay.

This has nothing to do with profit. If it costs $10 per head and it's too much for person A, then there's really nothing you can do about it. If there was a profit margin, you might be able to adjust the price so it does meet the amount person A is willing to pay, but there isn't so end of story.

Sorry it's not working out, but sometimes there are external factors that prevent people from doing certain things and this sounds like one of them.
 
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