Michael Shiloh michael at openmoko.org
Mon Apr 21 00:02:19 CEST 2008

So with every n Neos you get a free beer? A weird "frequent buyer" program?

Peter Kraker wrote:
> I see those 2€ as some kind of twisted way of openmoko giving me a free 
> beer ;)
> Alexey Feldgendler pravi:
>> The prices for GTA02 and the debug board are $399 and $99, 
>> respectively. While there's nothing wrong with charging exactly 99 
>> dollars for something, the practice of reducing a round price by one 
>> dollar, AKA <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_pricing> is 
>> often associated with cheap marketing tricks, trying to make the price 
>> look less than it is and so on. In my opinion, admitting that a 
>> hundred is a hundred and charging $400 and $100 for GTA02 and the 
>> debug board would fit better into the OpenMoko spirit of openness and 
>> transparency. Especially when most of the other prices out there end 
>> with 95 or 99, a round price tag will send a message: “We're honest 
>> with you and aren't messing with your mind like others do”.
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