AWS Cloud Storage Price Discrimination Done Right

Until yesterday, Amazon’s AWS Cloud storage had two options Standard Storage which is positioned for data that is accessed more frequently and require higher level of availability- like production backups. Glacier Storage which is positioned as storage for last resort copy, for data that is rarely accessed and when accessed it was acceptable to wait for hours … Continue reading AWS Cloud Storage Price Discrimination Done Right

Price Discrimination At The Altar of God – Revisited

A while back I wrote about the single price model at a Hindu temple to bless cars, known among the community as “car puja”.  I then wrote about the value left on the table by not setting different prices, The last time I walked past one such event at a East Bay Hindu Temple, I … Continue reading Price Discrimination At The Altar of God – Revisited

Snail Slime Facial Gender Based Price Discrimination

If "Live Snail Facial" is a product http://t.co/VwsKI6Ofuu how will you price discriminate for men who tolerate less pain? #pricing #puzzle — Rags Srinivasan (@rags) July 21, 2013 Let us recap the news item. A spa in Japan offers Live Snail Facials – For $350 you can have five snails slink all across your face. … Continue reading Snail Slime Facial Gender Based Price Discrimination

Amazon Price Discrimination Done Well

I wrote a while back about price discrimination and its bad rep. It is actually not all bad. My attempt to rebrand it as price harmonization did not catch on. The right kind of price discrimination is offering multiple versions at different price points so customers will self-select themselves to the version they want to … Continue reading Amazon Price Discrimination Done Well

Second Degree Price Discrimination and iPad Mini

There are enough news media reports, may be they all came from the  same source, about the imminent iPad Mini (a smaller and cheaper version of iPad to compete against Kindle Fire and Nexus). AllThingsD is convinced Apple has ordered 8-10 million units. First there were “confirmed rumors” about invites going out on October 10th. … Continue reading Second Degree Price Discrimination and iPad Mini

Second Degree Price Discrimination Infographic

Could not resist the title. Take a closer look at the two images. These show the prices and main features of the tablets at the two extremes. In fact there are only extremes in the tablet market. There is no middle yet. What do these images say about price discrimination? Write your answers on the … Continue reading Second Degree Price Discrimination Infographic