It may feel abit dumb to start off like this…but any kiosk owner will tell you this. If you all stock the same nyanya skuma, you will be left with no recourse but to compete on price. The kaching comes with setting yourself apart…I would stop here and have you call me and pay me to walk you back to the school of basics but am in a good mood today.
Like I told you before, you better stop this price war maneno or you will all soon go out of business or best bet see massive hemorrhages on your bottom line. Micheal Joseph has said time and again – he has investors to take care of, and I have to agree with him on that point, coz I would expect a divided on my shares, if I had bought like 1 million of those “papers” when the country was going green and this not alluding to the referendum. My boy Rene is willing to take a hit for the next 5 years because he has a big brother with deep pockets. Deep pockets get depleted, and if your strategy doesn’t work out, you will be out of a job – tail tucked and the Kenya operation will be spun to some other hapless investor with big visions and their head in the clouds, with grand plans of a turnaround. Rene was on Business Daily explaining their strategy…you will remember the Vuka tariff that was discontinued…hmmm
Bwana Atul of Yu, jumped over the cliff late last night and put it out that they too had “amuad” and dunked prices to 5cts per second or more directly 3 bob per minute and 50cts per sms on onnet messaging.
Mickael Ghossein has been quiet thus far after the sparing between the Pinks, Greens and Blacks, but I kinda guess he too is thinking of their new lower price point. I am sorely hoping that his decisions will have a good measure of thought and not some knee jerk reflex.
Unike in the west, where mobile phone operators are now suffering from Alexander Syndrome: ‘When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.’ There is still alot of telco land to conquer and alot of “cities” to put up…which is why these price wars don’t make sense.
I will complete my thoughts in abit, got to go for my morning jog 🙂 Actually cut whole 10min from my normal time! And noticed that all the storm drains on State House road are missing! Like the ones right next to the State House fence
Simply put, value wars would be more like it… anyhow, Mbugua ain’t complaining. On the contrary he is very very happy. He’s had 4 sims for as long as he can remember, so there’s no real switch for him. These games will make him a pretty sum.