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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Juan Cena » Sun May 12, 2013 7:43 pm

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They increased the price? My goodness.


Yeah, I'm shocked too. I'm going to be even less shocked if prices went a little more higher in a few years. I can see iTunes rising up to $1.50 or even $1.99.
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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Arion » Mon May 13, 2013 10:26 am

Juan Cena wrote:
Yeah, I'm shocked too. I'm going to be even less shocked if prices went a little more higher in a few years. I can see iTunes rising up to $1.50 or even $1.99.


That doesn't make sense. Why increase the price of digital stuff? What a way to promote piracy...

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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:56 pm

Arion wrote:
That doesn't make sense. Why increase the price of digital stuff? What a way to promote piracy...


Because of royalties to artists, for one reason. Taylor Swift took her music off of Spotify because of she felt that they should be paying her a higher royalty fee than they were.
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Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."


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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Comicon Stormtrooper » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:06 pm

Well that took you a while, eh?

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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:29 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Well that took you a while, eh?



I was checking up on this thread to see if I had said something relevant to another thread.
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Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."


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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Comicon Stormtrooper » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:41 pm

Juan Cena wrote:

I was checking up on this thread to see if I had said something relevant to another thread.


Really? What's the chance of that?

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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:57 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Really? What's the chance of that?


Trying to figure if I had said something before I started to claim that I had said it.
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Strict31 wrote:I'm not sure that combining the nigh-uncontrollable power of LOLtron with the Nacireman is a good idea. Some years from now, when mankind is on the verge of extinction, we'll be able to look back and remember this moment, and say, "DANG."


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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby avengingtitan » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:12 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Well that took you a while, eh?

That's what his hand says.



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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Rob Thompson » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:27 am

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I'm just not seeing prices come down for new comics Comixology in the future. I've heard for years how technology was supposed to make all kinds of things cheaper (cable/satelite, medical services, etc) Hasn't happened yet for the most part.

Why would they? People have proved they will pay the current price, and have never really balked when the price is raised.
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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Comicon Stormtrooper » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:03 am

People did when netflix tried the big price raise a few years ago, and they lost so many subscribers they dropped that plan.

Superhero comics readers have given Marvel and DC the opposite message, though, because of their bizarre tendency to be 'completists', and their unusually strong ties to the characters.

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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Chessack » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:21 am

Victorian Squid wrote:People did when netflix tried the big price raise a few years ago, and they lost so many subscribers they dropped that plan.

Superhero comics readers have given Marvel and DC the opposite message, though, because of their bizarre tendency to be 'completists', and their unusually strong ties to the characters.


... and their apparently unlimited budgets. Since even if I *wanted* to be a completist, I would not be able to afford it these days. I mean $5 a comic? Times however many comics Marvel puts out? Per MONTH? Ouch. And then if you are doing DC too... we're talking almost as much as I pay in my mortgage. For comic books.
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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Chris » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:08 am

Victorian Squid wrote:People did when netflix tried the big price raise a few years ago, and they lost so many subscribers they dropped that plan.

Superhero comics readers have given Marvel and DC the opposite message, though, because of their bizarre tendency to be 'completists', and their unusually strong ties to the characters.


Netflix DID raise prices, twice in the last few years.

It's $8.99 now for new customers, which is $2 more than it was when I signed up. Googles tells me their most recent increase was $1 a year ago.

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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Rob Thompson » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:18 am

Victorian Squid wrote:People did when netflix tried the big price raise a few years ago, and they lost so many subscribers they dropped that plan.

I believe this is incorrect. I know personally Netflix has raised my price at least once.
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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Chris » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:24 am

The plan that Netflix backpedaled on was the whole Qwikster thing, where they planned to seperate their streaming and DVD-by-mail. They had a 60% price increase that summer, and the combined negative feedback forced them to abandon the Qwikster plans. The price increase stayed, though. That was 2011, I believe. So that was the first price increase, and then another last year.

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Re: Why Free Comic Book Day Fails.

Postby Rob Thompson » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:33 am

Chris wrote:The plan that Netflix backpedaled on was the whole Qwikster thing, where they planned to seperate their streaming and DVD-by-mail. They had a 60% price increase that summer, and the combined negative feedback forced them to abandon the Qwikster plans. The price increase stayed, though. That was 2011, I believe. So that was the first price increase, and then another last year.

And Netflix seems to be more profitable than ever.
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