Tag Archives: Pricing

How much should I charge for my freelance services?

Today’s question prompted by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker, answering the question of a reader who’s newly going freelance: I’ve decided to strike out on my own as a freelancer. I already have some people interested in my work, but I’m … Continue reading

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Disproving Hotelling? A tale of two burger stalls

To the Thames Festival, where the Hotelling model of competition is at risk of being disproved. The festival is a weekend event along the south bank of the Thames – populated with stalls selling crafts, food and drink and this … Continue reading

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How much should I charge for a book?

More specifically, this question – again from Twitter – was: So, how much should Graham charge for Stealing Cthulhu? Here is the picture he links to: Books are a good pricing puzzle because they combine two conflicting factors: The value … Continue reading

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How much should I charge for a tattoo design?

From @mycherrytattoo on twitter, comes the following question: The full question is here, and reads: I’ve bееn аѕkеd tο design a tattoo fοr a friend οf one οf mу teachers, аѕ I аm nοt actualy tattooing thіѕ person, i’d lіkе … Continue reading

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Making $400/hour look cheap

Ever wanted to have Gary Becker advise you on the costs and benefits of committing embezzlement? Or Steve Levitt recommend whether you should walk or drive home after a bottle of wine? Now you can. A new business, Expert Insight, … Continue reading

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Pricing #fail

From Failblog, via Marginal Revolution – an amazing new pricing strategy.

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Pricing and competition

Local merchants in the Northbrae neighbourhood of Berkeley, California (h/t Marginal Revolution) are fighting against an evil competitor who wants to sell the same products at lower prices. Apparently, there was previously a tacit agreement that each store would keep … Continue reading

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Arbitrage at Tesco

This exciting opportunity for arbitrage emerged today at Tesco. I cleverly took advantage of the second offer, which is half the price of the first. I made an immediate profit of £1 at the expense of Tesco. Take that, corporate … Continue reading

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Earning a price rise at Arsenal

Many businesses think it’s OK to increase their prices with inflation every year. It seems fair enough to the owners – if my costs have probably gone up, and my customers are paying a few percent more for everything else, … Continue reading

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A remarkable new pricing model

Our research at Inon has enumerated 31 different pricing models over the years. Is this the 32nd?   From twitpic, spotted by @davidanderson3.

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