8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                                  Here is the long awaited announcement about 8BS charges. The only two charges to change are: 1. Software from the pool up from 10p to 50p 2. Formatting charge up from 10p to 15p Subscriptions will remain at 50p an issue if postage, packing and disc are supplied. Charges for software from the pool if 8BS supplies the disc are £1.00p per disc whether 3.5" or 5.25". Charges for software from the pool if you supply the formatted disc and return postage and packing are 50p a disc. THE CHARGE OF ONLY 10p PER DISC HAS BEEN DROPPED. Unformatted 5.25" discs may be purchased from 8BS at £3.40 for 10 including p+p. 8BS used to charge 10p a disc for formatting. THIS CHARGE IS TO GO UP BY 5p. 8BS charges 15p for formatting a disc. This gives you three methods of purchasing software from the pool. None of which makes much difference to 8BS. Method 1. You supply the formatted discs, 50p for each disc and return postage. Method 2. You pay £1.00 a disc. 8BS supplies disc and return postage. Method 3. For each 10 discs, you pay £3.40, £1.50 for formatting and £5.00 for copying. 8BS supplies return postage. So for 10 discs from the pool, charges to you for the 3 different methods are: Disc Format Copy Postage You pay 1 0.00 0.00 5.00 1.04 6.04 2 10.00 0.00 0.00 0.25 10.25 3 3.40 1.50 5.00 0.25 10.15 When working out the postage charge I have allowed for the cost of actually requesting the software and sending any discs to 8BS. Letters worked out as first class. Packages of discs, 2nd class. PLEASE verify your formatted discs before sending them to 8BS. PLEASE send CLEAN NON STICKY discs! An article similar to this message has now been placed onto TBI-00.    