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Posted in Antitrust, Microsoft, Windows at 5:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Anger arguing

Summary: Another piece of the OEM puzzle is put into place for future reference

We have previously shown anti-competitive behaviour from Joachim Kempin, Brad Silverberg [1, 2] and Brad Chase. Exhibit PX0206 (1994) [PDF] is a good one for showing this OEM-oriented group in action. Watch the following exhibit (more coming in the near future to put it within context).

Appendix: Comes vs. Microsoft – exhibit PX0206, as text

Debra Vogt

From: Joachim Kempin
To: bradc; bradsi
Cc: bengta; jancl; jeffl; johnj
Subject: RE: I am taking a first cut at the Chicago OEM pricing
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1994 5:O7PM

Do You really think we need this or could we just upgrade the guy who has WIN at 99 street and everybody else pays 199 street, virgin or
MS-DOS? How good will Your check be, hard core?
From: Brad Chase
To: Brad Silverberg; Joachim Kempin
Subiect: RE: I am taking a first cut at the Chicago OEM pricing
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1994 5:16PM

we need to have the $200 product be the product for dos machines.
otherwise we make it easy for oems to ship someone dr dos, pc-dos
or even ms-dos and tell their customers to pay $99 for chicago.
i think that sends the wrong message to our customers, a windows
user should pay less than a “dos-only” customer

> From joachimk Tue Mar 29 14:33:33 1994
X-MSMail-Message-ID: 84DB73AO
X-MSMail-Conversation-ID: 84DBY3AO
X-MSMaiI-WiseRemark: Microsoft Mail — 3.0.729
From: Joachim Kempin
To: bradc bradsi
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 94 14:11:26 PST
Subject: RE: I am taking a first cut at the Chicago OEM pricing
Cc: joachimk

From: Brad Silverberg
To: Brad Chase; Joachim Kempin
Co: Brad Silverberg
Subject: RE: I am taking a first cut at the Chicago OEM pricing
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1994 11:45AM

I want to have compression into the OEM (and upgrade) product. While there is not unanimity on this yet in the product group, both paulma and I are in
favo[ < g >.


yes, we’ll have an sku for virgin machines with srp like $250 – $300. We don’t expect to sell much but realize we need this product.


the upgrade will work on all win machines, but what about dos machines? i believe the current plan is yes, it upgrade dos machines but i consider this an open .question still and the decision will be driven mostly by your needs.


MS 505718I

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From: Joachim Kempin
To: bradc
Cc: bradsi
Subject: I am taking a first cut at the Chicago OEM pricing
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1994 8:58AM

I understand the frosting content and think You have a good plan there and it will not effect OEM pricing as long as I can get the basic Compression into the OEM product. I am nevertheless confused about the retail pricing, this what [ understand; You will have a $99.- street price all encompassing upgrade (incl.
frosting?), a seperate frosting pack at 49.95 street. Will the upgrade be a hard core upgrade, meaning if You have no WIN on Your PC You cannot upgrade?(how good will the check be ? Easy to crack etc.? Will there be a $299 SRP reference price for a retail product for virgin PCs? The reason why I am asking is to set prices for the DSP channel. If Your street price is $99 and the product has no restrictions I will have hard time to sell to DSPs for $90 with PC bundling restrictions. So the ceiling is very important for us. I have done some more thinking on Chicago and foreward You a memo this week. Some of that needs a product group response.

MS 5057182
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Credit: wallclimber

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