Acorn News: Dealers Delve in Acorn's Christmas Stocking

Acorn News: Dealers Delve in Acorn's Christmas Stocking

Post by hsw.. » Thu, 24 Nov 1994 22:21:34



News from Acorn Computers - Release Date: 23rd November 1994

Dealers Delve in Acorn's Christmas Stocking
- CD-ROM drives for #29 and deferred finance deals until Spring '95 -

Acorn Computers Ltd, the world's first supplier of 32-bit RISC personal
computers, has announced the latest offers in its series of Christmas
promotions.  Until December 31st 1994, and while stocks last, dealers will
be able to offer customers the chance to add a CD-ROM drive to the powerful
A4000 and Risc PC 600 ranges of personal computers for only #29.00 (inc
VAT).  Additionally, in a move designed to afford dealers the maximum
opportunity to close a sale, purchasers of the new Risc PC 600 range (5MB
and 9MB models) will be eligible for a special deferred payment plan.

Mike O'Riordan, Sales and Marketing Director at Acorn Computers, comments:
"Offers like these enable dealers to gain competitive edge.  CD-ROM sales
are driving much of the Christmas consumer market, while families are unsure
whether the recession is over or not.  With these two promotions alone,
Acorn addresses both those issues.  Families can benefit from the finest
multimedia performance and spread the financial burden of Christmas over
several months."

Under the terms of the two promotions, customers and dealers alike will have
the minimum of paperwork and stress in the busy pre-Christmas season.
Cumana Ltd will supply the relevant CD-ROM drive to customers in exchange
for proof of purchase and a cheque for #29.00.  Purchasers of a Risc PC 600
will be offered four months deferred payment with nothing to pay until
Spring 1995.  There is then the choice to settle interest-free before the
first payment is due or make 24 monthly payments at 1.08% (APR 13.75%).
Dealers requiring further information should call Acorn Computers on 0223
254428.

Founded in 1978, with 1993 revenues of 54.3m, Acorn Computers is the
premier supplier of IT solutions to UK education and has been the leading
provider of 32-bit RISC based personal computers since 1987.  Acorn works
closely with a strong community of industry partners, users and software
developers to provide innovative technology solutions for the education,
consumer, publishing and international markets.

The Acorn Computer Group is a holding company for Acorn Computers Limited,
Acorn Australia, Acorn New Zealand, Acorn GmbH and Online Media.  Acorn
Computer Group owns 43% of ARM Ltd.  Online Media, a division of the Acorn
Computer Group, was launched in 1994 with the mission to design world class,
interactive multimedia products.

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