HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies :…
Loading...

Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies : And Other Pricing Puzzles (2008)

by Richard B. McKenzie

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
911132,676 (3.43)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Good read, similar to Freakonomics, but not as entertaining. ( )
  ramon4 | Dec 6, 2016 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Richard B. McKenzieprimary authorall editionscalculated
Sarfati, JamesJacket Designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Prices are ubiquitous, so much so that their importance to the smooth operation of a market economy (even one constrained by extensive political controls as is the case in China) can go unnoticed and unheralded.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0387769994, Hardcover)

With exhaustive research and a wry sense of humor, University of California, Irvine professor Richard McKenzie probes the pricing questions that consumers so often fail to ask in Why Popcorn Costs So Much at the Movies. By distilling the effectiveness of commonly-held strategies, McKenzie illuminates the logic in the seemingly illogical and shakes the foundations of prevalent pricing myths. Are we really fooled by prices that end in 9? If holiday clearance sales are about excess inventory, wouldn't retailers hire better buyers the next year? And why do coffee shops offer free WiFi? Fans of Freakonomics will enjoy McKenzie's entertaining analysis, as you may never look at sales, coupons, rebates - or movie theater popcorn - the same way again. - Dave Callanan

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:32 -0400)

This text seeks to unravel an array of pricing puzzles from the one captured in the book's title to why so many prices end with '9' (as in $2.99 or $179) to why ink cartridges can cost as much as printers to why stores use sales, coupons, and rebates.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
27 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.43)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5 1
3 5
3.5 3
4 2
4.5
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,429,519 books! | Top bar: Always visible