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Old 01-08-2012, 07:56 AM
Alan
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In message <1pkig79m396h23ee6nbpdhbuqu29aj7e04@4ax.com>, Peter
<occassionally-confused@nospam.co.uk> wrote

>The other curious Q is why does anybody pay £60 for TomTom "Europe"
>(plus another £60 for the Greek Add-on ) when on a Nokia you get no
>less than TWO driving nav apps which seem to do exactly the same job,
>for free.



Tomtom are losing business rather fast as more people buy smart phones.
In some respects they only have themselves to blame. They attempt to
extract as much money from existing customers to the point where there
is no brand loyalty.

They offered me an updated map @ around £15. I went to their site to
find that it was only £15 if I had already paid and downloaded the
previous 6 updates. Their adjusted price for the download was over £100.
Why would anyone pay £100 for a map when you can go out and buy a new
device with the latest map for less?

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Old 01-08-2012, 09:06 AM
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"Alan" <junk@admac.myzen.co.uk> wrote in message
news:4vRxpnfbpVCPFwjQ@amac.f2s.com...
> In message <1pkig79m396h23ee6nbpdhbuqu29aj7e04@4ax.com>, Peter
> <occassionally-confused@nospam.co.uk> wrote
>
>>The other curious Q is why does anybody pay £60 for TomTom "Europe"
>>(plus another £60 for the Greek Add-on ) when on a Nokia you get no
>>less than TWO driving nav apps which seem to do exactly the same job,
>>for free.

>
>
> Tomtom are losing business rather fast as more people buy smart phones. In
> some respects they only have themselves to blame. They attempt to extract
> as much money from existing customers to the point where there is no brand
> loyalty.


That would be because competition has meant that they have to sell the
hardware at a loss

>
> They offered me an updated map @ around £15. I went to their site to find
> that it was only £15 if I had already paid and downloaded the previous 6
> updates. Their adjusted price for the download was over £100. Why would
> anyone pay £100 for a map when you can go out and buy a new device with
> the latest map for less?


This does seem to be pricing policy that makes no sense

tim



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