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the ipod mini, pricing strategies and homo economicus

in a fitting stick-in-the-eye to all the back-seat pricing strategists who howled that the ipod mini was overpriced, it appears that even apple misjudged the demand :

""Consumers have a different view on pricing," says Mike McGuire, an analyst with tech research firm GartnerG2 and a mini owner himself. "When you actually see it and feel it, it's amazing. It's the size of a cool little mobile phone and really compelling.""

proof positive that the ways of homo economicus are not easily divined.

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3/05/2004 08:48:00 PM 0 comments


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