Zune Marketplace’s Absurd Pricing Scheme

James R. Stoup:

Of course, you could just spend all of your points each time you buy music, but would require you to purchase songs in multiples of 31,600 points (that being the LCM of 79 and 400). That works out to 400 songs for $395. A better plan would be to buy 5 songs for 395 points (or $4.94) and just save your 5 remaining points for some future purchase. In effect, Microsoft has created a store that only accepts gift cards as the valid method of payments. And if you don’t think that’s insane then you obviously already have pre-ordered your Zune.

Stoup nails it. This points system shows that Microsoft thinks people are stupid.

Tuesday, 14 November 2006