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Tag: Price Discrepancies

Ticket prices have almost halved in Llanelli’s Odeon cinema | Wales Online

Ticket prices have almost halved in Llanelli’s Odeon cinema | Wales Online

Since its opening in 2012, Llanelli’s Odeon cinema has continuously been criticised for charging film fans on average £10 a ticket – nearly double the price of other nearby cinemas. But it seems that the cinema group have listened to their customers’ requests and cut the prices by almost 50% in the Welsh town. The […]

Spark’s electric cars now available to rent in Bucharest at double the price of an electric scooter | Business Review

Spark’s electric cars now available to rent in Bucharest at double the price of an electric scooter | Business Review

Spark, a Lithuanian startup that is also present in Bulgaria, was launched officially in Romania on Wednesday. The company offers electric car rentals which are similar to electric scooter rentals, with payment by the minute. Users must install the app and upload the necessary documents (driver license, bank account), without the need of a deposit. […]

Detroit music festival sets ticket prices based on race | Washington Examiner

Detroit music festival sets ticket prices based on race | Washington Examiner

The AfroFuture music and arts festival in Detroit is facing controversy after ticket sales began to use different pricing for people based on the color of their skin. The pricing offers lower rates for tickets purchased by “people of color” than it does for “non-people of color.” Early bird tickets for “POC” are $10 and […]

Vue cinema in Carmarthen cuts ‘unacceptable’ ticket prices | BBC News

Vue cinema in Carmarthen cuts ‘unacceptable’ ticket prices | BBC News

A cinema chain has reduced its ticket prices in a town following criticism from customers. Vue in Camarthern had faced a backlash, particularly from parents, over “unacceptable” ticket costs. A family of four wanting to watch a film in Carmarthen had faced paying £34.16, when the same tickets at Vue in Cardiff came to £19. […]

The Shared Economic Logic of SiriusXM and Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed

The Shared Economic Logic of SiriusXM and Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed

Question: How are the economics of satellite radio and higher education the same? Answer: Price discrimination. Before we get too upset, however, we need to define what price discrimination is.  The name makes it sound worse than it is.  All price discrimination means is that sellers will try to sell their product or service at […]

Businesses walk pricing tightrope | Texarkana Gazette

Businesses walk pricing tightrope | Texarkana Gazette

NEW YORK—A bride-to-be looking for a gown online can find dresses with trains and lace for well under $300. Go into a local bridal shop, and the average price will stretch into four figures, taking some shoppers by surprise. That kind of price disparity puts small businesses at a big disadvantage. Whether they sell to […]

Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’ | The Washington Post

Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’ | The Washington Post

FedEx Corp. may finally be waking up to the threat Amazon.com Inc. poses to its business model. The logistics company is offering big discounts to help fill the planes in its Express delivery network with more e-commerce shipments, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the matter. The deals are being […]

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

The idea behind YourDrive is that you can rent out your car during downtime – be it while you’re at work or away for a few days. The startup has software that will suggest hourly and daily pricing based on make and model, but an owner can override it if they choose. Ellison says allowing […]

India will not allow multi-brand retail by foreign firms, predatory pricing | liveMint

India will not allow multi-brand retail by foreign firms, predatory pricing | liveMint

NEW DELHI: The government will not allow foreign companies to operate in multi-brand segment and necessary action will be taken against people indulging in predatory pricing, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday. The minister said this in a meeting with representatives of associations of kirana stores, traders and retailers here. He “reiterated that […]

Amazon shows a 43% price difference in the same item shipped to the same address, but to a different account | Boing Boing

Amazon shows a 43% price difference in the same item shipped to the same address, but to a different account | Boing Boing

Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle (who also founded the company Alexa, now an Amazon division) ordered a pack of Sharpies from Amazon using the Internet Archive’s business account, then, minutes later, ordered another pa ck using his personal account, both to be delivered to the Internet Archive: the order for the Internet Archive was priced […]