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    Posted: 12/September/2008 at 2:24pm
I downloaded the software from castlebrook last night out of curiosity.  Very interesting marketing strategy that these guys have.  They have been in "beta" for 4 years which justifies the price of $300 but does anyone see the beta change much since it was introduced in 2004 or does it seem nothing is being done and the Be One Of The First message they echo for these past 4 years seems to be a retail price since it will never go for $1200?  I'm not talking down the software, just the schemes used to market it today.  It is FREE-TO-TRY-WARE.  $300 to buy.  I can't speak to the strengths and weaknesses of the program but I recall a story of a little boy who cried wolf and this sure carrot on a stick software sales strategy surelooks like it is taking on that boys story. 

Even saw a post on here that implied the software was released into beta last year.  Here is a quote from that post:
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Gonna Pound The Pavement
Posted: January/28/2008 at 11:31am Then after you have been in business for a year or so keep in touch with your customer either with reminder postcards or newsletters. I use a program that I developed that you can try out. We have been beta testing it for a year now and it is performing fantastically. I literally was up over 40 % in 2007 . The biggest 1 year increase in my 26 years and I attribute a lot of it to jacking up my marketing to my existing customers. ( Post Card Reminders) and sending Thank You cards on almost every job....
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The reason for my post here is to bring the thread forward so people can see how long the same sales line has been used.

By the way, if you are a user of the software please tell us: is this program and its support any good?  Noticed the platform it was built on is at version 9 now so wondering if the software still looks like a Windows 3.1 application or does it have a XP/Vista modern look and feel?

Is it worth the $300 retail price tag?  Any word on the proposed non-beta release that was scheduled for this past winter or is Kenny doing the scheduling?


Edited by duckcountry - 12/September/2008 at 2:32pm
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Try the new installer and some new features at www.castlebrooksoftware.com
90 Day FREE Trial still available.

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was asking danmarck
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What do you mean bryan???
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bryan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/December/2005 at 10:22pm

speaking of camelotsoftware  how does your software compare to it?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John L Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/April/2005 at 11:19pm
You might want to add a variety of sales letters?? you can get some ideas from a 30 day free trial here: www.Camelotsoftware.com
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The trial TEST version is back on the website for review only. We are
looking for people willing to work with us on completing the final test run
of the software by committing to Beta Test the software. This testing
allows you to work with the test version before anyone else and purchase
it for 300.00 instead of the release price of over 1200.00 or more. So
there is a cost.

We are looking for those that are in need of a great software program and
are willing to do a little communicating and critiquing to save some
serious money.

We are not putting this online to get public criticism. The download
agreement states that you agree not to PUBLICLY criticize this software
as we are just developing it and need some slack to make
improvements so as to put out a powerful and useful product.

If you are interested in checking out the software and abiding by the
above conditions please Private message me and we will visit offline

Thanks for your patience.

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I have had the chance to use this software from Gordie for about 8 months now and it is awsome. you can customize every area of the program so it fits your operation. i encourage everyone to at least download it and try it out, you have nothing to lose

Thanks again Gordie

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Havent had the chance yet dan... but working on it

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Any response guys, I'd like to have you have a chance to see the software
at least. What happens in the process that you are going throw???

We have downloaded several times since then and others have been
downloading sucessfully also so I need to have some more specifics in
order to trouble shoot what's going on for you.

Anyone else download so far email me at danmarck82@bis.midco.net
and let me know how it turned out ! Thanks
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote danmarck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/November/2004 at 2:22am
Doug, Mr. Steamer is having a time downloading are you also. ?? Or
haven't you tried?

Mr. Steamer, is the websit opening up at all ?? What is happening step by
step. If I'd don't have any more info than " it's not working" I don't know if
I can Guide you from here. Did it open up the homepage and lock up, did
it give you an error message, if so what did it say. I need specific Info in
order to help you. And I do want to help!

Please let me know.


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Finished working on the graphic we are considering using for the
software. would like to show you ,but I need to know if it is allowed and
also how to do it, if it is allowed ?? Advise please. Thanks
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The program emails me everytime someone downloads the sofware > It
has not registered a download in the past 5 days other than the test
downloads we did yesterday. And it did let us know of each test download
so the site is working.

Mr. Steamer, please try again and let me know what area of the webpage
is not working when you try it. Again all systems are go from here.
When you download successfully it will inform me.

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ADWA:  I think you guys had them on for around grand in the last year??Guitar
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