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Monthly Archives: July 2005
The Greenwich Citizen posted an editorial the other day calling for an end to zone pricing. “Zone pricing” means carving up markets into small zones, based on demographics and other information, and varying prices according to zones. Generally, zones with … Read More
I read an interesting article on airline pricing over the weekend. Much of it is not surprising– customers want low prices, and they get them where there is competition. Most airlines have a cost structure that makes it almost impossible … Read More
Bear Stearns downgraded the beer giant, noting that they are “highly skeptical of the company’s aggressive price discount strategy.” AB’s aggressive pricing is confusing to me. They have generally enjoyed a small but significant price advantage over Miller and other … Read More
In 1997, Compaq scored a major pricing coup by offering the first major-label desktop for under $1,000. Now, Compaq acquirer HP is offering a desktop (sans monitor) for $249, almost to the magic $199 consumer electronics price point. With back-to-school … Read More
We’ve had several posts on how advances in chip technology make the traditional “per-CPU” software pricing model less and less compelling. Oracle had stuck firm to its “one core = one CPU” policy. They’ve relented, but in a way that … Read More
As noted earlier, clothing vendors have started suing retailers over payments. The heart of the matter is the actual price the customer pays for the merchandise, which then gets divided between the retailer and the maker. So if the customer … Read More