* Posts by makemineamac

3 posts • joined 22 Feb 2011

Apple 'greed' tax spreads beyond music, movies, magazines

makemineamac

Antisocial? Really?

Mr. Registerthis:

How often do you go to a store and pay for your purchases at another location?

If you went to a Tesco, and were told you had to go down the street to pay for your purchases, would that make sense to you? Would it?

Didn't think so.

makemineamac

You are so right...

Making margin on product you sell in a store is a normal part of business, and 30% is not quite the sweet spot, but it's where it should be.

In addition to that, I don't want to share my info with Readability or anyone else. I prefer Apple asking me whether I want to share that information, and indeed, processing my purchases.

These guys are as short sighted as can be, and they will soon realize that someone else will find a way to effectively monetize what they were doing.

makemineamac

Of course they won't....

Apple, in case you hadn't noticed, bases everything they make on what the end-user experience will be. This new process refines that experience, and keeps it consistent. I don't want to go to some extraneously anonymous website while on my iPad or iPhone to make a purchase. I want to do it through my account, as that is where I am "shopping". Get it?

And as far as their rule about not letting you offer it in the App store if you are offering it cheaper elsewhere, they are doing that because developers would simply find a way to direct customers to their website to make these purchases intended to be consumed on the iPad or iPhone, to circumvent the process. Brilliant actually.

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