Sunday, December 5, 2010

prix fixe

So one of the big questions has been, how will people pay? by bartering? hah. on a netflix subscription model? membership-only club? prix fixe? sliding scale? pay what you like? it's tough to say because you want to make a profit, but at the same time deal with issues of income stratification. so you can't charge $3 for a gourmet hot chocolate and expect someone who spends that much for a full meal at mcdonald's will patronize your business. i'm thinking you have to have no listed prices, with sliding scale information upon request. when i was bartering with the farmers, and they asked me how much i charged, i would always say, "whatever you think is fair." that seemed to work out pretty well for both sides. sometimes people try to squeeze you a bit, but those folks are outnumbered by the folks that are generous.

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