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IF this FB game is accurate, the companies are doing it all wrong

August 5th, 2009 at 07:49 am

I just had a challenge on FB to get 35,000 customers. Now a day is like 4 minutes, so I do have unlimited time, but.

I set the ticket price at $1 (down from $20) and went from 20K visitors to 35K in just a few 'days'. My profit went from 100K a day to 200K a day. Seems to me charging less and having more folk in is better than charging more and having less folk.

Now I do know that not all facilities for 20K folk can be expanded to fit 30K in just a month, but I still wonder if companies are not all shooting themselves in the foot to charge so much.

Take books. I enjoy a good book, and I read plenty, but at todays prices, I use the library, or the internet archives. (old ones where the copy write has expired). On the other hand if the books were cheaper, or if current books were available with a few ads on the side, I would read them more.

Movies/TV I rarely ever pay for, but I do frequent Hulu. A couple ads is an easy price to pay for my favorite shows.

Cleaning, I would pay a 10 year old a couple bucks to sweep my floor and tidy my bathroom, but I wont pay an adult 40K a year to do the same.

Video games, and computer games suffer the same problems, I would pay 20 or maybe a rare 30 for a decent game, but 40, 50 or even 60? Never gonna happen from me.

There has to be a mathematical equation showing the relationship between price and folks willingness to pirate. I think that while there will always be folk who pirate to avoid even a dollar, but there are many more who would rather pay a reasonable price for a reasonable product.

4 Responses to “IF this FB game is accurate, the companies are doing it all wrong”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    What is FB? Facebook? But then what does it have to do with ticket prices? Me confused.

  2. -Jerry- Says:

    I know what you mean about Hulu! We thought that would be our main insurance that would lead us to US TV shows when we moved overseas, but it's not available over here (SE Europe). They actually block it. Too bad for us!
    Jerry

  3. PrincessPerky Says:

    FB is facebook, One of the apps is a zoo game. Guess it would have made more sense to say if the zoo game is accurate.

    Terrible that Hulu is blocked for you Jerry Frown

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh ok! I THOUGHT it was Facebook, but wasn't sure. I'm actually on there, believe it or not. Mostly because a friend of mine asked me to. Big Grin Surprisingly enough, I have yet to try out their games.

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