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awjoe



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variable app pricing?
      #1010695 - 29/09/12 04:30 PM
Hi. I just bought my first app for the iPad, and it cost me $7.99. No big deal, but the price is double what SOS listed it as. I'm in Canada. Is app pricing variable according to geographical location?

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Re: variable app pricing? new [Re: awjoe]
      #1015907 - 28/10/12 10:36 AM
I think when some apps are launched they are at a limited low price. I purchased the Animoog recently for £20.99 but when it fist came out it was something like 69 pence !

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Wease



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Re: variable app pricing? new [Re: awjoe]
      #1016121 - 29/10/12 06:07 PM
Apple have just announced that they are increasing european pricing to match that of the US
it's for the cheapest apps - used to be 69p - now going to be 80p i think (and whatever that is in euro's)
So that kinda ends the location pricing issue
- however - most apps seem to have an 'introductory price' - I brought the animoog for 69p even tho i don't have an iPad yet - just because it was a steal!

it's mainly in the 3rd party app field that you see different pricing - and i (suppose) that different territories have different 'needs' which have to be covered (sometimes not allowing said apps to be sold in some territories) - also taxes are different in various parts of the world - which reflects in price


there is a valid disscussion around 'on-lie' purchasing of software - because there is no physical product and the internet is so fast ow - i wonder if we'll be able to circumvent these territorial rules and regs and buy from anywhere? - would be good to pay less than 20% vat for example!

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awjoe



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Re: variable app pricing? new [Re: Marbury]
      #1016191 - 30/10/12 04:04 AM
Quote Marbury:

I think when some apps are launched they are at a limited low price. I purchased the Animoog recently for £20.99 but when it fist came out it was something like 69 pence !




I bought mine after I read the favorable review in SOS. So if you're right about the introductory price thing, then I imagine the best time to boost the price would be right after SOS gives it the thumbs up review!

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