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04-27-2012, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by naurutger View Post
Makes sense in a evil way so I am happy anytime they lose money! But its not often enough to ruin the business
THEY dont't lose. They never do. The ones who do are the scalpers trying to compete with their discounted prices and being charged a 15% fee for listing on StubHub, which SutbHub, obviously, doesn't have to pay. So they basically **** their own customers, which still come back for more. Brilliant, really.

But I guess you see that everywhere, anyway. Not sure that's any more evil than Apple charging a 30% premium on any purchase made through an iOS app, or deciding which app can actually be listed on their marketplace and forbid anything competing with iTunes.

Or Google trying to put the kibosh on h.264 video (current de facto standard for web video) in Chrome for no other reason than promoting their 'open' WebM codec that no-one cares about.

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