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How Amazon uses “surge pricing,” just like Uber | CBS News

How Amazon uses “surge pricing,” just like Uber | CBS News

Consumers looking for the best deals on everything from clothing to TVs have been well trained to price-check online, often starting at e-commerce behemoth Amazon (AMZN), which trumpets its aim to match “the lowest prices.” But beware. So-called “dynamic pricing” has long bedeviled travelers by jacking up the cost of air fares and hotel rooms, […]

How tech is disrupting the vacation rental market [Video] | Yahoo! Finance

How tech is disrupting the vacation rental market [Video] | Yahoo! Finance

The Portland, Oregon–based startup says its dynamic pricing system guarantees homeowners they’ll make more money with Vacasa than any other platform, including Airbnb. Johnson explains that Vacasa’s newly revamped pricing software considers hundreds of real-time data points for its 5,200 rental properties in 17 US states and 10 countries including Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Costa […]

J.P. Morgan: OLED iPhone 8 will arrive on time in Sept. in small quantity, ASP of $1100 | 9to5Mac

J.P. Morgan: OLED iPhone 8 will arrive on time in Sept. in small quantity, ASP of $1100 | 9to5Mac

But just how many will be available at launch? To reflect a slower start for production of the OLED iPhone model, J.P. Morgan is adjusting its forecast for the device from 9m units to ~2m units for September. It will, however, also increase its Y18 unit forecasts “by about the same amount to reflect time-shifted […]

Apple Is Losing Its Luster, by Malcolm Berko | Creators Syndicate

Apple Is Losing Its Luster, by Malcolm Berko | Creators Syndicate

I don’t think Apple (AAPL-$150) will be selling many iWatches this year. AAPL’s iPad sales are down 19 percent year over year, and iPhone sales have begun retreating. AAPL’s premium pricing strategy helps the company maintain strong margins but it limits sales growth. While first quarter revenues are up 4 percent from the same quarter […]

VW hopes an aggressive pricing strategy will help it kick Tesla’s butt | Digital Trends

VW hopes an aggressive pricing strategy will help it kick Tesla’s butt | Digital Trends

While Model 3 production began in early July, Tesla still hasn’t announced pricing information. We know, however, that it will start at approximately $35,000, meaning the I.D. will carry a base price of approximately $27,500. That’s before incentives are factored in, too. Depending on where you live and which incentives you’re eligible for, the price […]

Smartphone Market Competition Will Keep iPhone 8 Prices Below $1,200 | eWeek

Smartphone Market Competition Will Keep iPhone 8 Prices Below $1,200 | eWeek

There’s no question that an Apple iPhone is an expensive device. The cheapest iPhone 7 will set you back $649. A fully tricked-out iPhone 7 Plus costs $969, which is really expensive for any smartphone. But if mobile market blogger’s prediction becomes reality, the iPhone 8 prices will reach a record high when it’s introduced […]

A Maine School District Struggles with Apple’s Notebook Pricing | The Mac Observer

A Maine School District Struggles with Apple’s Notebook Pricing | The Mac Observer

The email from Mr. Robinson filled in and substantiated the practical details. I’ll quote him, with his permission, as I go along. The first issue, as I’ve written myself, is that iPads, while less expensive than a MacBook AIr, don’t always fill the pedagogical bill. We did attempt iPads at middle and high school when […]

Facebook now lets advertisers add product videos, prices to Dynamic Ad campaigns | Marketing Land

Facebook now lets advertisers add product videos, prices to Dynamic Ad campaigns | Marketing Land

Summer may have just started, but Facebook is already giving advertisers a head start on their fall shopping campaigns. Already a showcase for brands’ product catalogs, Facebook is making its shopper-retargeting Dynamic Ads format more of a showpiece. Advertisers using Dynamic Ads to retarget people who visited their sites or used their apps can now […]

Why Posted Prices Are Often Meaningless | Psychology Today

Why Posted Prices Are Often Meaningless | Psychology Today

There is one little-known but important fact about prices that every consumer should know. It is this. The prices that are posted in catalogs, websites, or store shelves or quoted to customers differ significantly from what customers actually pay for the product or service. Pricing experts call this gap between asked-for prices and realized prices […]

Tim Cooks talks HomePod pricing, and why AR makes him want to ‘scream’ | Cult of Mac

Tim Cooks talks HomePod pricing, and why AR makes him want to ‘scream’ | Cult of Mac

One interesting point of discussion is Cook’s discussion of the HomePod’s $349 price point, which makes it more expensive than rival devices like the Google Home and Amazon Echo. He explains that: “If you remember when the iPod was introduced, a lot of people said, ‘Why would anybody pay $399 for an MP3 player?’ And […]