John Gruber, reflecting on the New York Times’s subscription pricing: The decision to purchase and the act of paying are part of the experience for any product or service, and should be designed accordingly. Not paying is always simple. Make purchasing something easy, simple, and understandable. Help me figure out exactly what I’m paying for … Continue reading Make It Easy for People to Give You Their Money
Lazard Capital analyst Colin Sebastian: “We expect a late 2010 launch of the 3DS in Japan, followed by March 2011 in North America, with a price point in the $249-$299 range.” That’s pretty funny. I highly doubt Nintendo holds any illusions that they’d be able to sell people on a new DS that cost that … Continue reading 3DS To Cost $249-$299?
Electronic Cottage reports that there’s a small-scale user revolt boycotting Kindle titles that are priced higher than the new release and/or bestseller $9.99 price point: Now, Amazon has many books over the $9.99 price it promised for new releases when Kindle was first launched. That price was a major selling point to convince buyers that … Continue reading Once Again, It Comes Down to Value
Are eBook prices edging a little too high for people’s comfort? Josh Quittner writes in Time: If only the Kindle 2 were cheaper! Despite its other shortcomings, Amazon’s new and improved digital-book reading device does enough right that it could become the Model T of e-readers, capturing the imagination–and discretionary spending–of the masses. But in … Continue reading eBook Prices versus Print Prices – Are They Too High?