Saturday, March 12, 2011

People Waiting In Line For The Apple iPad 2 Is Socially Wasteful So The Price Should Be Extra High The First Few Days

See Woman Sells First Spot in iPad 2 Line For $900. She waited in line for 41 hours. This benefits no one one. No goods or services are created. It is wasted time and is inefficient. The iPad 2 starts at $499.

Apple should charge a higher price to begin with to avoid these long waiting lines. There is a shortage at the $499 price the first few days. They could start at $1000 and lower it $100 each day until it is back down to $499. Once these waiters get one they sell them for a very high price to someone else anyway and some go even higher than $1000 when sold on eBay.

Apple could get some great PR by donating the extra profit to charity. They could use that money to donate computers to schools. People who bought at the extra high price early on could get a t-shirt that says they support the Apple school computer initiative. So they could get to brag about their "donation."

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