View Full Version : 'Micropayments' idea pops up again
Dec 1, 2003, 11:14 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: 'Micropayments' idea pops up again (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2001804420_btmicropayments01.html)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by arn
Dec 1, 2003, 03:38 PM
No way this will work, Whenever sites have gone from free to pay I have always left to go find a free one. i remember I used to visit GameSages then IGN for a while, then they went pay, now I look for other gaming sites. Just because you have the means of processing small payments doesn't mean you have to charge for everything.
Dec 1, 2003, 04:52 PM
Well, fortunatly, this is still someone a free and open market. If a company chooses to charge for bits of content and their readership drops, they may be prompted to stop it.
On the other hand, if Google decided to charge per search, we'd be screwed. It sucks for consumers when companies can get themselves into a "must have" state
Dec 1, 2003, 06:05 PM
Really can't imaging this would work on a big picture basis. It would make me be on the internet less which would potentially lead me to spend less online. Right now I know I spend thousands a year. That could drop significantly.
Dec 1, 2003, 08:09 PM
This will work.
Go with my on my logic here.
1 year with Monthly Payments of $1...
Or a 1 Year Subscription upfront for $5.
You better Chose the first one... its less expensive.
Feel free to call me on my math here.