steve steve at openmoko.com
Mon Apr 21 02:13:08 CEST 2008

I'll gladly put the price back to $650 which was the first price we

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[mailto:community-bounces at lists.openmoko.org] On Behalf Of Alexey
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Subject: 99

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".

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
[ICQ: 115226275] http://feldgendler.livejournal.com

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