'Micropayments' idea pops up again

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2003
    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.
  3. macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    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
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jerry Spoon

    Jan 8, 2002
    Historic St. Charles
    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.
  5. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    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.


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