The "less is more" approach

May 4, 2009 in Economics

When I was in school, we read a paper on "damaged goods" - products which a manufacturer has intentionally disabled in order to price discriminate or drive revenue elsewhere. Now, Jorge Garcia's blog (you may also know him as Hurley), demonstrates the phenomenon in the wild via this accidental economics lesson:

Kudos Smarte Carte

On the new design.

Not only is the newer cart shorter in length, but it also doesn't have that raised lip at the end to hold luggage in, like the old one did.

Now it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to balance even two bags on it.
So more people will be forced to get a second cart.

Cha-Ching!

You can check out Jorge's blog here.

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orbital May 5, 2009 at 8:32 am

in every country other than the US, these carts are free to use

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