• The Lucid Air electric car starts at just $60,000 – before tax credit

    The Lucid Air electric car starts at just $60,000 – before tax credit

    Lucid’s first electric vehicle doesn’t cost what you think it does – the company revealed basic pricing information for the Air on its blog, basically just to mute speculation that its price tag would begin north of $100,000. The Lucid Air’s actual price will start at $60,000, hitting $52,500 once you apply the federal tax credit for EV buyers. That’s for the… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Chelsea Manning to Be Freed in May

    Chelsea Manning is going to be freed this May, Zoom video conferencing raises $100 million, Vine is shutting down — today is the last day to grab your videos, Google Drive has been experiencing intermittent outages and Juicero lowers the price of its juicer. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Brings Its Price Comparisons To iPad; Reveals Plans To Expand To Household Goods & Cars Brings Its Price Comparisons To iPad; Reveals Plans To Expand To Household Goods & Cars

    Smart shopping service, which started off with a focus on consumer electronics before its recent addition of home appliances, is a unique player in the comparison shopping market. The service doesn’t just return prices and reviews, it actually tells whether to buy or wait to buy a given product by analyzing market conditions, trends, news, product release history, and more. Read More

  • Launches Daily Deals; Offers Price Guarantees On Select CE, Home Appliance Purchases Launches Daily Deals; Offers Price Guarantees On Select CE, Home Appliance Purchases, the shopping search site for consumer electronics and home appliances founded by former Farecast engineers, is now putting its money where its mouth is, so to speak. The service, which helps consumers know whether to “buy” or “wait” when researching items like laptops, phones, TVs, washers and dryers, wants to make it easier to trust its recommendations with… Read More

  • Why Are Watches So Expensive?

    There is no denying that most people consider watches to be pretty expensive. Luxury watches often cost as much, or more than cars. For people not intimately aware of how the luxury watch industry works, it can be confusing, frustrating, even maddening why watches are so expensive. Due to this question getting thrown around a lot, click below to “read more” to learn about luxury… Read More

  • Leica comments on haters complaining about the price of the S2

    Leica is firing back over the criticism they’ve received lately about the price of their new flagship digital SLR, the S2. Internet pundits have rather, shall we say, catty about the price based on a rough glance at the specs, and Leica’s VP of marketing says that’s just not fair. Read More

  • Shock: iTunes price increase hurts songs' chart positions

    Good Heavens. Billboard must have broken out its abacus as it was calculating this little number: songs on the iTunes Store that saw their price jump from $0.99 to $1.29 have dropped in chart position. Could it be that, gasp, people saw the $1.29 price for that damn Lady Gaga song—if you’ve been following this story with us, I always (unfairly) single out Lady Gaga; she’s… Read More

  • Cellphones now treated as commodity; one-third of people ditch landlines

    People now view cellphones as a commodity, like coffee or sugar, and now buy them largely based on price concerns. That, and one-third of people no longer use a landline telephone, instead relying solely upon their cellphone. Those are the two big conclusions from a recent comScore survey, both of which seem fairly reasonable. As one of the comScore folks said, people generally see cellphones… Read More

  • NYT: Feel free to haggle down the price of your next HDTV

    [photopress:hagglebbcc.jpg,full,center] The economy isn’t doing so hot and Manchester United seems to be marching toward its second consecutive title. We’re all doomed, in other words. But hey, did you know that you can get $20 off a pair of speakers on Sixth Avenue? The Times has a piece today exploring the issue of haggling in the year 2008. It seems the terrible economy… Read More

  • Acer expected to beat Asus Eee pricing

    Let’s all think back to our Econ classes to the section on economies of scale, especially as the theory pertains to purchasing production materials in bulk. That’s what Acer’s able to do thanks to its sheer size and that’s the reason that its FOB price (free on board — total cost it takes to get one unit loaded onto a boat somewhere) for its Eee competitor will… Read More

  • Price comparison: Xbox Live Marketplace+Xbox 360 and iTunes+Apple TV

    [photopress:xblitun.jpg,full,center] Both Microsoft and Apple want to be your go-to home entertainment brand. But, right now, Apple is charging a little less for the privilege. Let’s say you want to be able to [legally] download movies then watch them on your big screen HDTV. You can go with the Microsoft model, that is, buy a 20GB Xbox 360 Pro or 120GB Elite (since the Arcade… Read More

  • Apple forced to drop UK iTunes prices

    The UK’s greatest music export Facing a lawsuit, Apple said today it will lower prices of UK iTunes downloads, bringing them in line with prices found on the Continent. The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, had been investigating whether or not Apple’s policy of charging the equivalent of €1.05 per song in… Read More

  • CES 2008: Name brands add features to battle cheaper HDTVs

    AP image It’s Day Two of the Consumer Electronics Show—time to start analyzing, looking for trends, seeing what’s hot and what’s not. Right now, we’ll focus on HDTVs. In case you hadn’t noticed, unknown companies from Asia (mostly China) are moving in on the HDTV space, which must frighten the… Read More

  • Apple lowers iTunes Plus price

    Get your music off iTunes but often opt for the DRM-laden versions due to the cheaper price of $.99? Worry no more, friend. Apple has officially lowered the price of iTunes Plus tracks to 99-cents, down from $1.29. The move comes as competitors like Universal and have started offering DRM-free alternatives to iTunes. Now that DRM-free tunes are cheaper, will you seek them out in bulk? Read More

  • $199 Is The Ideal Price For a Video Game System: Microsoft

    The ideal price for a video game console is $199, says Microsoft, and Wall Street analysts believe the company will slash the price of the Xbox 360 this holiday season in order to approach that price. One of the company’s group product managers admitted that it was “well aware” of the magical number and attributed much of the Nintendo Wii’s success to its low price (and… Read More

  • TiVo Now More Expensive: Thanks, Santa!

    else. The Series 3 units aren’t selling well, as far as we know, and now the service is getting more expensive. They’re raising their prices from about $12.95 a month with a one-year commitment to $19.95 per month with $12.95 coming with a 3 year commitment. I love me some TiVo, but I’m not sure what the hell is up over there. 1. At the time of activation of a TiVo Service… Read More