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July 26th, 2012, 12:02
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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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