In another fascinating article from Roger describes compromise marketing, which I find highly amazing. It’s not that it doesn’t make sense; it’s that the effect is so dramatic.

Simply put, introducing the higher-priced machine “framed” the previously most costly unit as a compromise, or middle of the road choice. Buyers were no longer spending too much on the “Cadillac” of the line, but rather making a wise and practical choice. Before the higher-priced machine was introduced, customers may have compromised on a still lower-priced machine, or perhaps bought none at all.

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