This is the same product sold at different prices. In one case, Dr. Leonards catalog sells the “Barber Magic” hair trimmer for humans is $12.99. But if you want to use it on a dog, it’s only $7.99. Freakonomics tells us this is an example of “price discrimination.” I’m just glad there’s now a less expensive option for getting out my burs, mats, and tangles.
Same Store, Same Product, Different Prices
By Ben Popken May 9, 2008
- price discrimination Grocery Chain Sues Clorox For Refusing To Sell Bulk-Pack Products
- snip snip Pennsylvania “Gentleman’s” Barber Shop Fined For Refusing To Cut Woman’s Hair
- unintended consequences Pitfalls Of Big Data: Test Prep Company Charges By Geography, Ends Up Charging More By Race
- big data is watching Predictive Models, Secret Scores: How Computers Decide Who You Are & What To Sell You
- the same but not Why Is It So Hard To See What’s Inside The “Black Box” Determining What Prices You Get Online?