Comments on: The Price Is Wrong http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:07:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: High Earth Orbit » Blog Archive » links for 2007-01-25 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-47329 Thu, 25 Jan 2007 13:27:55 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-47329 [...] Red Sweater Blog – The Price Is Wrong Pricing software is one of the toughest jobs facing independent developers. We’re stuck in this awkward position where we don’t necessarily have the name recognition to demand the highest prices, but we also can’t afford to “give away” the hard- (tags: business software marketing programming development toread) [...]

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By: Red Sweater Blog - Lawful Prey http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-15928 Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:30:44 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-15928 [...] I wrote somewhat extensively about software pricing, just before choosing a number for my then “nearing completion” product, FlexTime. The price I settled on was $18.95. I thought it would only be fair to report back with some data on the sales of FlexTime, after a month of availability at this price. [...]

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By: alexking.org: Blog > Product and Support Pricing http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-15797 Thu, 21 Sep 2006 15:49:27 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-15797 [...] I’ve been listening in on a number of conversations in this area recently, as the pricing for Tasks Pro™ and Tasks is something I believe I need to adjust in the near future. [...]

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By: Reuben Swartz http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-13109 Wed, 30 Aug 2006 01:58:03 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-13109 Nice article. Why do you think so many small software developers charge such low prices? Certainly, the wide availability of free and cheap software has something to do with it, but many free or cheap tools are as good or better than the “full-priced” alternatives. I think small programmers are often focused on the features and the uses, rather than the value they provide. This is a classic way to underprice (and starve your customers of cool enhancements).

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By: Red Sweater Links » Blog Archive » FuzzMeasure Pro Price Cut http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-12550 Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:34:51 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-12550 [...] Chris Liscio recently won a runner-up award in the Apple Design Awards for his advanced acoustic measurement software. I had recently highlighted the relatively high price of his software as proof that different markets deserve different strategies, but he’s decided in the wake of increased public recognition to lower the price to $125 and seek a wider audience. [...]

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By: Chris Harris http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-12454 Mon, 21 Aug 2006 06:29:42 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-12454 Great post! I think another big mistake people or new companies make is pricing things according to cost. If you ask any good salesperson they’ll tell you that value is in the eye of the customer. Similarly, and any good economist will confirm that prices aren’t driven by costs but by the customer’s alternatives.

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By: Dave Teare http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-12376 Sun, 20 Aug 2006 00:29:50 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-12376 Thanks for the excellent post.

I’ve had many incredibly mean comments from the “Cult of Too Expensive” crowd attacking me personally for my product‘s price. It is amazing how angry people get! Imagine, people getting angry that my product is too expensive — if it’s a crappy product then there’s no reason to get mad, just delete the pos. If it’s a kick-butt product that makes your life easier, then look at the value / return-on-investment of the product, not just the price.

One thing I’ve noticed about the “Cult of Too Expensive” is that they never try to help you, they just want you to “stop being greedy” and give them your product. I think it’s important to note that for small shareware developers like ourselves there are “other means” of payment.

For instance, I have given away my products to several people that take the time to contact me and explain their situation. I had one person on disability who needed my automatic form filler to help her because she has incredible pain whenever she types, so I gave her a free copy in return for her proof-reading the user guide. We ended up both being happy.

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By: ansemond.com » Blog Archive » http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-12331 Sat, 19 Aug 2006 15:51:44 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-12331 [...] One of the things small developers wrestle with is: what price is right? [...]

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By: Origen http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-11606 Fri, 11 Aug 2006 15:10:39 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-11606 The perception of price it is a matter of age but also a matter of location.
In today’s world, a 20$ software can be too cheap for a New Yorker but too expensive for a… Colombian (it’s an only an example). What price do use then?

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By: meneame.net http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong/comment-page-1#comment-11602 Fri, 11 Aug 2006 11:07:02 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/168/the-price-is-wrong#comment-11602 El culto de lo caro…

Ponerle precio a un programa es complicado. Parece que el precio tiene que ser lo suficientemente alto como para que merezca _respeto_: "Por debajo de $19.95 parece que es producto de un adolescente intentando pagarse los vicios. Por encima de ese…

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