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Price changes as of Nov 20, 2023

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Posted 2023-November-19, 13:45

We’re committed to providing you with the best possible bridge experience. On November 20, BBO will adjust pricing for some products.

Renting a robot

One-tournament Robot Partner Rental (renting a robot to play with you as a partner during a tournament): 0.49 BB$
One-day Advanced Robot Rental (renting an advanced robot to play at your table for one day): 2.29 BB$
One-week Basic Robot Rental (renting a basic robot to play at your table for one week): 3.99 BB$
Upgrade Advanced Robot on Challenges (challenge a friend with upgraded robots): 0.49 BB$
Entry fees

Premium Deals (play a casual table with deals from previous ACBL games) - 12 boards, MPs and IMPs: 0.49 BB$
Premium Deals (play a casual table with deals from previous ACBL games) - 18 boards, Matchpoints: 0.69 BB$
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Posted 2023-November-19, 15:22

View PostBBO, on 2023-November-19, 13:45, said:

One-tournament Robot Partner Rental (renting a robot to play with you as a partner during a tournament): 0.49 BB$
One-day Advanced Robot Rental (renting an advanced robot to play at your table for one day): 2.29 BB$
One-week Basic Robot Rental (renting a basic robot to play at your table for one week): 3.99 BB$


@barmar recently confirmed that one-tournament rental for any human tournament guarantees an Advanced Robot, maybe this could be formalized in the list of prices.

For those distracted, IIRC such rental cost $0.25 up to the end of 2018.
On Jan 7, 2019 it was increased to $0.29 (+16%).
on Jan 9, 2023 it was increased to $0.39 (+34% on 2019, +56% on 2018).
on Nov 20, 2023 it will increase to $0.49 (+25% on 2023, +96% on 2018).

Inflation end 2018-2023: 20% circa.

View PostBBO, on 2023-November-19, 13:45, said:

We’re committed to providing you with the best possible bridge experience.

Total reinvested in improving Advanced/Basic 2/1 robots since end 2018: $0.00.
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Posted 2023-November-19, 16:31

I think what they meant to say was:
'We are dedicated to crafting an experience that transcends the ordinary and elevates you to new heights of satisfaction. Our unwavering commitment to excellence fuels our passion to exceed your expectations at every touchpoint, ensuring that your journey with us is an extraordinary odyssey of unparalleled delight. From the moment you enter our sphere of influence, you will be enveloped in a cocoon of unparalleled care and attention, where every detail is meticulously curated to surpass your wildest dreams. Immerse yourself in the symphony of sensations, savor the exquisite flavors that dance upon your palate, and let the tranquility of our ambiance wash over you, transporting you to a realm of pure bliss. We are not merely providing you with a service; we are crafting a masterpiece of experiences, a testament to our unwavering commitment to your satisfaction.'
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Posted 2023-November-19, 16:34

BBO is fully justified in raising robot prices as they've spent literally millions of dollars improving the robots in the past couple of years, have eliminated 99.999% of reported bugs, and have AI robots that are so good they can't be improved on. If anything, BBO should be increasing prices by another 100% to 200%.
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Posted 2023-November-19, 18:50

View Postpilowsky, on 2023-November-19, 16:31, said:

I think what they meant to say was:
'We are dedicated to crafting an experience that transcends the ordinary and elevates you to new heights of satisfaction. Our unwavering commitment to excellence fuels our passion to exceed your expectations at every touchpoint, ensuring that your journey with us is an extraordinary odyssey of unparalleled delight. From the moment you enter our sphere of influence, you will be enveloped in a cocoon of unparalleled care and attention, where every detail is meticulously curated to surpass your wildest dreams. Immerse yourself in the symphony of sensations, savor the exquisite flavors that dance upon your palate, and let the tranquility of our ambiance wash over you, transporting you to a realm of pure bliss. We are not merely providing you with a service; we are crafting a masterpiece of experiences, a testament to our unwavering commitment to your satisfaction.'
Happy to help.



LOL i want to see the prompt for that one

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Posted 2023-November-19, 19:44

View Postdiana_eva, on 2023-November-19, 18:50, said:

LOL i want to see the prompt for that one



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1. what do you think about this phrase: "We're committed to providing you with the best possible bridge experience."

Bard was impressed and replied; "The phrase "We're committed to providing you with the best possible bridge experience" is a positive and customer-focused statement that suggests that the company is dedicated to providing its customers with a high-quality experience. The phrase is also open-ended, which allows the company to define what a "best possible bridge experience" means in its own terms.

Overall, the phrase is a positive and effective way for a company to communicate its commitment to providing its customers with a great experience."

So I nudged it onto the right track:
2.It seems completely anodyne and devoid of meaning - in what sense can it be 'an effective statement'.
Which it quickly understood :"The phrase is anodyne because it is so general and vague. It does not provide any specific information about what the company will do to provide a "best possible bridge experience." The phrase is also clichéd and overused, which makes it even more meaningless.

In addition, the phrase is not credible. The company is making a promise that it cannot possibly keep."

and then
3. OK, Can you write a paragraph that starts with an equally empty and meaningless promise about a 'commitment to the best possible experience'.
"We are committed to providing you with the most exceptional, immersive, and transformative experience imaginable. Our unwavering dedication to excellence drives us to surpass your expectations at every turn, ensuring that your journey with us is nothing short of extraordinary.

This paragraph is equally empty and meaningless as the previous one because it is vague and does not provide any specific information about what the company will do to provide an "exceptional, immersive, and transformative experience."

Which was a bit short so I asked for more...
4. OK, Can you write a paragraph that starts with an equally empty and meaningless promise about a 'commitment to the best possible experience'.

And there you have it. A four step method to produce best-practice corporate copywriting that will have patrons glued to their seats with excitement and anticipation.
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Posted 2023-November-23, 11:33

View Postpescetom, on 2023-November-19, 13:45, said:

We’re committed to providing you with the best possible bridge experience. On November 20, BBO will adjust pricing for some products.

Renting a robot

One-tournament Robot Partner Rental (renting a robot to play with you as a partner during a tournament): 0.49 BB$
One-day Advanced Robot Rental (renting an advanced robot to play at your table for one day): 2.29 BB$
One-week Basic Robot Rental (renting a basic robot to play at your table for one week): 3.99 BB$
Upgrade Advanced Robot on Challenges (challenge a friend with upgraded robots): 0.49 BB$
Entry fees

Premium Deals (play a casual table with deals from previous ACBL games) - 12 boards, MPs and IMPs: 0.49 BB$
Premium Deals (play a casual table with deals from previous ACBL games) - 18 boards, Matchpoints: 0.69 BB$



Maybe now they can afford to offer a 4 color card option. Those of us with visual difficulty would greatly appreciate that.
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Posted 2023-November-23, 15:50

View PostShishya727, on 2023-November-23, 11:33, said:

Maybe now they can afford to offer a 4 color card option. Those of us with visual difficulty would greatly appreciate that.


Why spend a week of coding and testing for 4 colours when you can just increase the price of 2 colours by 98% ?
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