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From: "Alister John Marsh" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] time=$
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 03:28:40 +1300
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I've been thinking. It is hard enough to speculate what factors the tests
companies have to consider when setting price and scheduling lab work, but
we have even less idea what you are thinking.

What time frames would you consider acceptable for a "fast test" for an
"extra price", and what percentage above normal test prices would you be
prepared to pay for such a fast test?

Until we and the tests companies know this, it is difficult to put forward a
proposal which might appeal to you.

I would suggest that to get a SNP result guaranteed within say 2 weeks, you
would need to be thinking of a lot more than an 5% increase in test cost.
Are you thinking of say 50% increase in test cost, or perhaps 500% increase?

The ball is in your court..... how much extra would you be prepared to pay
for a fast SNP test for example? You have raised this same issue in the
past. Perhaps it is time you revealed some concrete details of what you


You said...
So suggestions for a company pricing model which serves
as many differences among customers and their tradeoffs would seem desirable
to me --- which drove my original suggestion to FTDNA. KN ]]

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