- iPhone Nanite
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Prices always drop after I purchase an app!
I am not going to be so fast at purchasing brand now apps now. I know of at least 5 apps that I have bought at full price and then the developer drops the price. Yeah, it's not a lot of money but it is the principal. Start the price off low and raise the price if you improve the app. Or something like that. What is fair? I have not been disappointed in any of these apps but I would have been happy to pay the new lower price.
Apps that lowered prices...
and a couple of others I can't think of right now.
- 09-28-2008, 09:26 PM #2
- 10-24-2008, 12:42 AM #3
- 10-24-2008, 06:44 AM #4
Agreed, Enigmo is another that priced dropped. So yes I'm hesitant now to buy something right of the bat. I'm always checking on AppShopper: iPhone App Deals and Discovery they have the latest info on free and updated apps or even price changes.
- 12-18-2008, 11:47 PM #5
- 02-06-2009, 11:20 PM #6
- 02-07-2009, 11:02 AM #7
I remember studying this money making strategy in Economics in college. Basically, the product is released at a high price, so everyone who is willing to spend that much money gets it first. Once those people are gone and sales stop dropping, the price lowers to bring in more sales. Apple did the same thing when they released the original iPhone for $600 then dropped it to $400 a few months later. It's a smart strategy for the seller, but it's pretty much sticking it to your most loyal customers.
- 02-19-2009, 12:54 PM #8
- 02-19-2009, 02:38 PM #9
- 02-21-2009, 04:45 AM #10
- 02-22-2009, 01:08 AM #11
- 02-22-2009, 02:29 AM #12
The video game industry does that with PC games.
They make 80%-90% of their entire sales within the first few weeks. That's why the price always drops after about a month after they're released.
I Vowed to never buy a PC game for full price because the price always drops so fast.
Console games are different. You could wait a year before they drop.