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February 14, 1990 (vol. 100, iss. 93) • Page Image 4

… from Apple Computer Inc. and then sells them with only a -nominal price mark-up. She also asserts that because the University doesn't check the backgrounds of its customers, it may be selling machines to…

… have only one thing to say to you: you ain't seen nothin' yet. Computers State should not outlaw university discounts Fight for education Students were cheated Support the UAW HOUSE BILL 4546…

… people who are neither students nor ' employees. It is important to remember that University computer sales, like the an- nual Computer Kickoff, offer students who might not otherwise be able to afford…

computers the chance to buy ,one. The University is not losing money or selling goods below cost, and rather than marking up prices to make a profit, the University is en- abling students to buy a much…

…-needed resource at a fair price. Computers have become an almost essential tool Tor college students, as evidenced by .he long lines before finals at all the University's computing centers. And even if some people…

… who aren't affiliated with the University are buy- ing equipment, the whole system shouldn't be abolished. If someone }wants a computer and doesn't have to pay an extra $400 for a salesperson to…

… demonstrate it, where's the harm? Lo- cal computer dealers make a profit by acting as an intermediary between computer manufacturers and buyers. By removing the middle step, the Uni- versity is saving the…

… University, is forced out of the computer business. Fewer poor and middle-income stu- dents will be able to afford the ma- chines, and rich students will enjoy a decisive advantage near the end of each…

… semester, when University computer centers are packed. Similar conse- quences are likely at the state's other public schools, if the bill is approved. What is most striking is the hypocrisy required for O…

… where those goods are cheaper. When the University allows stu- dents to purchase computers and other goods at less expensive prices, the owners say it's unfair. Now they're sending their advocate…

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