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Offline Evan

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« on: February 01, 2007, 04:42:47 PM »
Back in the day before the internet was on computers (to borrow a Simpson's joke) The NESS sponsored a lecture series. We videotaped quite a few of them.

Amongst the guests we have on tape from the 90's are:

Steve Novella
Ken Feder
John Rennie
James Randi
Gerald Posner
Stuart Vyse
Joe Nickel

Just some of the more recognizable names.

IMO: The quality of the videos range from fair to very good (I'm a video snob, so I'm probably being overly critical). Each lecture would range from 30 to 90 minutes.

Question 1: Would you pay to download a NESS lecture video from the 1990's?

Question 2: How much would you be willing to pay for a video lecture?
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 04:47:08 PM »
1: Yes
2: Roughly five or ten bucks an hour?
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 05:08:25 PM »
1 - Yes, absolutely.
2 - I agree with Vertie, depending on the length of the lecture I would probably pay around $5.00 or $10.00 an hour.  Depending on the topic of the lecture.

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 05:30:22 PM »
Quote from: "Evan"
Question 1: Would you pay to download a NESS lecture video from the 1990's?

Absolutely!
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Question 2: How much would you be willing to pay for a video lecture?

Assuming you sell the entire lecture series as a package, containing 10-12 hours of content, I'd say around $US20. I realise this is less than the others have suggested, but assumes that the material is fairly raw (i.e., a minimum of editing). If it's been professionally produced, then I'd happily pay more.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 05:38:01 PM »
Oh, a package deal is a great idea.  I assumed that Evan meant on a per lecture basis.  Perhaps sell the package deal on a DVD or a set of dvds, this way you can incorporate a menu system and some neat packaging, perhaps charge just a little more for this feature.  And still have the downloadable content available online.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 07:22:12 PM »
...And after thinking about it for a while (and actually doing the math), I'd like to revise my answer to more like $5 max per hour.

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 11:05:07 PM »
Ok, thanks for the info guys...now...how much would you pay to see Perry punch drunk, half dressed and tripping his balls off on ex?
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 11:28:46 PM »
Quote from: "Jay"
Ok, thanks for the info guys...now...how much would you pay to see Perry punch drunk, half dressed and tripping his balls off on ex?


Depends what the half he is dressed in is.  (Fingers crossed for hula skirt!)
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007, 11:31:15 PM »
Perry on mescaline in a muu muu or the deal's off.

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2007, 11:46:10 PM »
The going rate on iTunes is $1.99 for a TV show. That seems fair to me.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 05:55:20 AM »
4 easy installments of $19.95 ;)
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2007, 06:45:47 PM »
$1.99 per show or per hour seems to be the going rate.

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 01:04:10 AM »
pffff

$1.99?!


$2.00 seems fairer  8) :wink:


I'd probobly pay around $25 for the lot though..

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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2007, 06:38:58 AM »
Before we agree on a price (if that's what we're even doing here), maybe offer a couple of minutes of footage from a lecture for free to see the kind of stuff we're paying for?
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2007, 02:09:30 PM »
Getting the message out is important. I was present when some of the talks were taped and the NESS had some really great speakers. I would be interested in seeing them again as well as the ones I missed. I'm not sure of the best pricing plan, a lot would depend on the quality. Maybe put one online at $2 or $3 and see how it goes.

 

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