So, why did the dealer turn me down when I offered $1,000 for a 2013 Mustang GT500? Or even a 2009? Being that we dictate the price of products?
'We' = plural and 'me' = singular. The 'market' assumes the existence of the former. In this case, your $1000 is rejected because the dealer is reasonably confident somebody else will offer more and can afford to leave the car unsold until they do. In the unlikely event the car remains unsold at a higher price, your $1000 will become increasing attractive. Don't hold your breath, though
Things get messy selling games online because, unlike that Mustang, there is to all intents and purposes an infinite supply of the product. So, sticking with your scenario he could sell you the Mustang for $1000, and then sell it to a dozen other people for $50k apiece. Which, oddly enough, is a rather better analogy than I thought it would be!
I am well aware of the difference. OK, so *we* go and do try it? Why cant' we? It's either a free market or it isn't
We don't have the control of the market some think we have. Especially such a narrow one as this. Cut the price too low, and they can decide that it just isn't worth it to continue. Either supporting the old as well as making new ones
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