$1.99, $2.99, $3.99, $4.99, $5.99, why don't they round up?

#1lizard81288Posted 9/21/2011 5:12:19 PM
I finally bought something on the e-shop, and everything is .99.....why?! Why not just $2.00?

And if you are wondering, it was an e-shop card i bought. I bought Shantae, but not before I changed my zip code to Portland Oregon, lol.
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#2NickyTheNewtPosted 9/21/2011 5:13:44 PM
Because $1.99 seems like a better deal than $2 to the average consumer. They do this in retail stores, too.
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#319061980Posted 9/21/2011 5:16:12 PM
It's a subconscious marketing technique, i.e "It's less that two bucks!" It's so simple, but studies show it works.
#4rusty9000Posted 9/21/2011 5:17:07 PM
I'm pretty sure that they do that so average consumer says,"I want to buy another game but am only a couple cents off". Therefore they have to buy the smallest amount which is five dollars and nintendo makes more money that way
#5pikachupwnagePosted 9/21/2011 5:20:55 PM
19061980 posted...
It's a subconscious marketing technique, i.e "It's less that two bucks!" It's so simple, but studies show it works.

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#6IceyflamePosted 9/21/2011 5:28:44 PM
then they charge you tax on your purchases so that kinda messes stuff up even more
#7keyblader1985Posted 9/21/2011 5:28:58 PM
As long as you're actually aware that it's a marketing trick, I really don't see anything wrong with it. I mean, you're saving money, even if just a penny.


I'm pretty sure that they do that so average consumer says,"I want to buy another game but am only a couple cents off".

...What?
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#8CommanderxGreenPosted 9/21/2011 5:38:09 PM
It would be nice not to have some pennies left over after every purchase. The e-Shop is so screwy that way. Right now I have $1.16 on my account; it's useless because the minimum fee is $1.99. If I want to purchase a $2 game, I have to add the minimum amount to my account, which is $5. Bah! >_<

Iceyflame posted...
then they charge you tax on your purchases so that kinda messes stuff up even more

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#9AP3BrainPosted 9/21/2011 5:43:12 PM(edited)
Are you kidding? Have you been living under a rock?

Almost all retailers do this trick...

And yeah.. I wish eshop would just be like PSN... Always have money floating on their system that I have no want to use. Same with stupid xbox live.
#10keyblader1985Posted 9/21/2011 5:42:42 PM
Okay, tax is a whole different issue that wasn't even brought up until later ITT.

Am I to understand you people are actually complaining about having EXTRA money???
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