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Have you ever paid for software personally and wished it didn’t “charge more?”

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a year ago

I'd separate what I want as a consumer from what I think is optimal as a person who has run software businesses and understands how they work.

There have been some apps where I thought "Oww, that's rich" on an emotional level, and then bought them, because I'm a responsible businessman and had a need for them which greatly outweighed the price. I don't think naming names is particularly helpful.

Note that this reaction is hardly limited to software. In-flight wifi: ouch! And yet I should pay for it literally every time without thinking about it. Accountants / lawyers / etc: ouch squared! And yet, again, clearly justifiable.

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