Tag: Price Discrimination

What does the Dodgers’ dynamic pricing schedule mean for fans? A seat that costs $33 one day will cost $80 another day | LA Times

What does the Dodgers’ dynamic pricing schedule mean for fans? A seat that costs $33 one day will cost $80 another day | LA Times

If you would like to see the Dodgers from a field-level seat overlooking the bullpen, the team will charge you $80 for your seat. That’s on April 21. If you can wait four days, the Dodgers will charge you $33 for the very same seat. The Dodgers put single-game tickets on sale Friday, with seats […]

Are video games underpriced? | Gamasutra

Are video games underpriced? | Gamasutra

There is an intense debate in the gaming community at the time of writing over the price of AAA games, which has been stable at the %50 – $60 range for more than two decades. In those two decades, the gaming industry and the economy have changed considerably, and even our expectation as gamers of […]

ComfortDelGro cabbies’ earnings take a hit after joining UberFlash | TODAYonline

ComfortDelGro cabbies’ earnings take a hit after joining UberFlash | TODAYonline

Still, Mr Kiew, who drives in the day, said the service would be useful for drivers pulling the late shift from 4pm to 11pm because fares are subject to dynamic pricing where fares are higher when demand rises. His colleagues have seen fares rise between 2 and 2.4 times during the evening periods, or about […]

Thanks Uber. Now some restaurants are trying out surge pricing. | Chicago Tribune

Thanks Uber. Now some restaurants are trying out surge pricing. | Chicago Tribune

Bloomberg recently reported that a well-known London restaurant called Bob Bob Ricard is implementing a surge pricing model this month, with prices for the same meals being offered at a 25 percent discount during off-peak times as opposed to its busiest hours. In other words-you get a break on that Monday lunch as opposed to […]

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Don’t go down slippery slope of taxi surge pricing, Transport News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

It has long been illegal for taxi operators to allocate rides through bidding – a covert system where commuters who are willing to pay more get assigned a cab. Yet this ad hoc auction, where some touts would guarantee a cab on a rainy Friday evening for a few dollars more, is what surge pricing […]

Is there such thing as an ethical ride-hailing service? | NOW Magazine

Is there such thing as an ethical ride-hailing service? | NOW Magazine

When a power outage knocked out subway service on the Bloor line last week, Uber did what Uber does. The ride-hailing giant ratcheted up surge pricing, to a flurry of angry tweets. Of course, Uber is used to being hated on. The Twitterverse was ablaze with #deleteuber hashtags virtually every week of 2017. Now, a […]

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

Brace for costly Uber & Ola rides as K’taka ups base taxi fares | Moneycontrol.com

The notification also prescribed a fixed charge for waiting – free for the first 20 minutes, and Rs 10 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Cars costing between Rs 5 and 10 lakh will attract a charge of Rs 52 for first four kilometres, with the same slab of dynamic pricing as in small car category. […]

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

ComfortDelGro to launch dynamic pricing fare option for its taxis from Jan 19 | The Straits Times

An Uber spokesman said on Thursday that the company will share more details of UberFlash later on. He said: “We are excited about our partnership with ComfortDelGro to improve the overall transportation landscape, giving Singapore more choices to move around at the tap of a button.” Following ComfortDelGro’s tie-up with Uber, all 23,000 taxis in […]

New fares will leave passengers at the mercy of aggregators | The Hindu

New fares will leave passengers at the mercy of aggregators | The Hindu

The rules had specified that digital meters be installed in taxis. However, the notification is silent on this matter. “Some taxi aggregators had approached the High Court against the rules. Now the matter is sub-judice,” said Mr. Dayananda. Even taxi drivers have expressed discontent with the notification. “The notification will only benefit the aggregators. It […]

Surge Pricing Is Just The New Dynamic Pricing | PYMNTS.com

Surge Pricing Is Just The New Dynamic Pricing | PYMNTS.com

Surge pricing goes back ages, before it was even known by that name. Restaurants offer “early bird” discounts for diners willing to eat their meals before 6 P.M., for example. Tuesday night dinner discounts and lunch buffets are also a part of restaurant pricing history. One of surge pricing’s innovators is M. Douglas Ivester, the […]