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July 26th, 2012, 11:02
Originally Posted by figment View Post
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.
This suddenly reminds me of Aldi.

Aldi is infamous for selling food (and non-food to a small degree) at lowest-cost prices (that's why according to the cliché usually the lower social classes shop there, but in fact members of *all* social classes shop there, because the marketing image just says : Aldi = cheap), meanwhile their founders became the richest men in Germany.

At one point I began to wonder : They sell food at the lowest possible price - an still they became the richest men in Germany ?

Is Steam trying to become a form of Aldi, too ?
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