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The Physical Goods Bias

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Does this sound familiar? You are totally cool with ordering pizza worth 20 bucks several times a month. When it comes to a 5$ subscription to a service you like, you hesitate and over-think if it’s really worth it.

It appears like the willingness to pay a certain amount for digital goods is way lower than it is for physical goods. Is it just the fact that we don’t value what we can’t touch? Or is it a generation issue?




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Tom Fenske

Tom Fenske

Engineer | Top Writer | Dad of a GenAlpha Kiddo | Talking about Digital Parenting, Millennial Finance and the Power of Writing.

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