Talk:Razor and blades model

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Comcast / Cable TV DVR Example not relevant[edit]

Currently, one of the examples of this business model is Cable TV companies selling DVRs as a subscription "service" instead of as a one-time sale. This is more like an example of a rental model, where you rent equipment, and after a year or two, the monthly rental fee becomes greater than the cost of the product if you had bought it outright, but is NOT a good example of a Razor and Blades business model, because you aren't trying to lock in a customer to a secondary consumable product that is required. You would maybe argue that cable TV service is the secondary product, but that can be bought and consumed completely independently of the DVR, so I see no reason that example should even be in this article. It's just plain wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:15, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

I completely agree with you. Feel free to make the change. Unschool 20:05, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Difference between "Applications" section and "Specific Examples"?[edit]

There is an "Applications" sections, and then underneat that, there is an "Issues" section which appears to have a sub-section called "Specific Examples", which I think maybe is supposed to be examples not of the business model in general, but of the issue of loss of vendor-lock in causing the model to start to lose profitability, but then, within that section, it looks like there are just general examples of the business model. So, the division of sections seems confused, and the purpose and relationship of the sections and subsections is not clear. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:24, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

A gift knitting row counter given away by Woman's Weekly[edit]

The article doesn't explain much why this picture is here. Free gift? Vendor lock in? Why is it the main image? (talk) 14:56, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Agreed, this is a poor example. Although the row counter is useful to knitters, it doesn't require ongoing purchases. I am removing it. --Macrakis (talk) 16:23, 28 May 2018 (UTC)


There is broken link for the reference to "The Razors-and-Blades Myth". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:03, 13 September 2018 (UTC)