Methods of Paymentor: how we waste money on the internet[BARCAMP BANGKHEN #3]@lunaticnekohttp://lunaticneko.com
Agenda Vicious Cycle of Spending Additional Costs when purchasing Physical Goods Steam Games & DLC Facebook Games Game Bundles Kickstarter Methods of Payment
The Components of Spending ProductDelivery Want Can Pay Money
THE VICIOUS CYCLEOF SPENDING!
The Vicious Cycle of Spending (1) They put up a sale
The Vicious Cycle of Spending (1) They pitch a promise “KICKSTARTER ONLY” they said! “LIMITED EDITION” they said!
The Vicious Cycle of Spending (2) You:
The Vicious Cycle of Spending (3) You:The point of no return!!!
The Vicious Cycle of Spending (4) They deliver. You pay tax. You pay for shipping. You pay for everything you don’t get.
The Vicious Cycle of Spending (5) If you’re unlucky, you realize you have no money left.
How much do you really pay forPHYSICAL GOODS
Buy One … Example: ThisDamage Counter:$72.04
… pay more than one! Now there’s shippin’Damage Counter:$87.99
How to find Import Tariff Search from your Customs. In this case I searched for “เสื้อผ้า”
How to find Import Tariff After searching, we know our item is charged 100% tariff! (or “Import Duty”)
How to find Import Tariff Tariff is added AFTER Shipping. This means: Damage Counter: $87.99 + $87.99 = $175.98
There’s also VAT. In Thailand,VAT is 7% Damage Counter: $175.98 x 1.07 = $188.30
Total Price Breakdown Price $12.32 $72.04 List Price Shipping Tariff VAT $87.99 $15.95
What does this mean? What we pay𝑃𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑒 + 𝑆ℎ𝑖𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 × 1 + Tariff × 1 + 𝑉𝐴𝑇
Forget physical, earthly things. Let’s get someDIGITAL GOODS
How about some game? Buy it digital so there are no Tariffs to worry about. No shipping, too! VAT is also avoided.
How about… Dungeon Defenders?
How about… Dungeon Defenders? Just $14.99! We can have a good game at lower price nowadays.
Bad news: It doesn’t end there. Good games usually have DLCs. DLC = DownLoadable Content = You want them = You have to pay.
Price Breakdown again! MacTavish (Price is too old to play DD) Main Game DLCs
However… You’d be more willing to pay for virtual goods under some circumstances. Read http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/29/virtual- good-market-boom/ for more details.
How much have we paid? Check at http://www.steamcalculator.com/ Amount shown is the total store price @ the time you check Anyone using Steam? Tell us your ID, now.
The most vicious thing everFACEBOOK GAMES
How Facebook Games earn money Advertisement
How Facebook Games earn money Product placement Balloons: SimCity Social (EA) Cars: 2 Toyota Priuses White one in the middle: Some Dove thingie Magnum sign & big Cornetto: Do I have to tell you?! On the Table: Samsung Galaxy S3
How Facebook Games earn money Charge you directly of course
More games for less withGAME BUNDLES
Cheaper Some game bundles are offered by Steam or other services. They are usually cheaper compared to buying them individually.
Name your price Some even allow you to pay whatever you want. If you want some extra content you must pay a specified amount. e.g. http://www.indiegala.com/
More information http://www.indiegamebundles.com/ This website lists many bundles. Your “bundle hunt” will make you drain your pocket quickly, I promise!
Let’s give someone a kick onKICKSTARTER
WTF is Kickstarter? Someone makes a project You help fund it They do the project When it’s done, they give you stuff and thanks you
Why is it so good? KS is FULL of creative projects!!!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/impossible/impossible-instant-lab-turn-iphone-images-into-rea?ref=home_popular
Like what? Boosted Boards: Electric Skateboardshttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/170315130/boosted-boards-the-worlds-lightest-electric-vehicl?ref=discover_pop
Like what? HEARTSAT: Launch a Satellite Balloonhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/145704440/heartsat-a-scientifically-rewarding-journey-to-nea
Like what? Galago: Prototyping Boardhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kuy/galago-make-things-better
Like what? Heck, even a game console: OUYAhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console
So why is it related to this session? Because they offer goodies too! For example, that OUYA…$99 = $140 = LIMITED EDITION!
And how I wasted money… HEARTSAT allows messages to be posted on the flight vehicle. I chipped in and told them to write this:
Why KS for me? I want to help indie rather than established businessmen I feel exclusive when I get certain rewards I’m so artsy and indy – I don’t want common market items. I want PROTOTYPES or LIMITED EDITION. KS projects are REALLY creative!
Now, the thing you use to pay orMETHODS OFPAYMENT
Just one credit card! PayPal doesn’t even require an account. Any credit card will work. And that’s your money, gone.
No credit? No problem! Some banks support “online cards” Do this from e-banking in minutes. Done? Now, go shopping.
No bank a/c? No problem too!
No money? Work for it! Slave yourself on TrialPay SimCash!!!
NO EXCUSES! They’ve found every single way to make you pay! The solution is in the next slide.
How toSPEND CAREFULLY ONTHE INTERNET
1. Don’t drink Heard about “drunken eBay”? Result http://imgur.com/gal lery/P9nvz
2. Long passwords Stops logging in altogether when drunk Like this smart guy said … http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2065360
3. Think carefully This meme is fun. Just don’t do it for real. Please.
4. Bonus: Get rid of all your desires He stopped all his desires forever. But for us, one hour is more than enough!
The Components of Spending ProductDelivery Want SELF- CONTROL Can Pay Money
The Components of Spending Product Delivery Want SELF- CONTROLI LIED!Can Pay theory like this in the world! There’s no Money