Re: Coke switches to DB2!!

From: Nigel Thomas <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:30:00 +0100
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To nickel and dime is an american (not british) expression; (nickel = 5c, dime = 10c) - it means to charge a lower start price but then charge for all kinds of extras. So (hypothetically) you might buy a Ford for $10,000 or a VW for $12,000 - but if you want A/C on the Ford, that's another $1000, $500 for the radio, $600 for the sat-nav, $300 for metallic paint etc. Pretty soon the "cheaper" car can be more expensive than the dear one.

Oracle would never nickel and dime you. Oh, except for the tuning and diagnostic packs, and for partitioning, and ... er, um, ....

Regards Nigel

Received on Wed Oct 14 2009 - 02:30:00 CDT

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