Gamasutra - Steam sales: How deep discounts really affect your games
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July 26th, 2012, 06:36
As CountChocula points out, Steam is a near perfect application of price discrimination. They successfully get as much as possible out of nearly every customer possible. Kickstarter is interesting because its capable of getting some early adopters to pay substantially more than retail to get the premium product which is better than collectors edition or something similar.
They have the DRM aspect to prevent customers from competing by becoming resellers. This is the best and worst of the free market I think.
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