Friday, April 5, 2013 9:37:57 PM
Why have I always seemed like the only person to see through these kinds of marketing scams? Hell, I always round prices up, anyway. $49.95 is $50. Why don't they just price it at $50 to begin with? Is anyone really stupid enough to think that there`s enough difference between the two to buy a product at $49.95, but not buy it at $50?
Friday, April 5, 2013 1:14:54 PM
@Nomud The flaw in your logic is that by using only the free service, Yahoo didn't lose anything when you left. This graphic is showing that even though most of their free "customers" won`t pay to upgrade, enough of them will to make it the more profitable move.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:14:25 PM
>Get rid of the free plan
My favorite example of why this is bullsh*t: Yahoo used to offer POP3 support for their email. Suddenly they no longer offered such support and wanted to charge a subscription for it! This was around when Gmail first came out, so guess where I went after Yahoo pulled that!
If you already have a free service, at the very least don't screw over your existing customers. While sure, you have every right to revoke a complimentary service, it`s a major d*ck move and it`s only going to piss off any loyal customers you might have had otherwise.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 9:08:09 PM
I hate these friggin people that study this poo and try to manipulate a couple extra dollars or cents out of me. Just price the thing at what it costs plus a reasonable profit. This is why my impulse buying is zero, and I avoid everything where the margin is absurd, starbucks coffee - a cup of coffee is not drating 5 dollars, ever.