Looking through App World tonight and I come across another one of these “Limited Edition Clock” apps for $499.99. Not sure really why the developer feels the need to go this route, but if they sell one per month then they’ve made a nice chunk of change.
Really the market for this type of app is and will always be wealthy people. This reminds me of an episode of Weeds where Nancy takes some regular chronic weed, maybe a widow strain, hybrid or who knows and she puts $20.00 worth in some cute little dollar store boxes, ties a little bow on them and gets ready to go out. She shows up at an “exclusive party” where she and crew bump heads with the “elite.” She jokes that these are a bunch of rich people that will buy anything you put a bow on, a restriction and call “limited.” And guess what? She’s right. She tells some people they can’t buy more than 2 boxes. Tells others the weed was grown in a special area and well you get the picture. But can this same type of marketing work when selling applications to smartphone users?
Apparently there’s a couple developers that seem to think so. Head over to BlackBerry App World and search “Limited edition clock” to see what pops up. I went ahead and did the dirty work for you there and here.
If you haven’t seen these “Limited edition”, “HQ”, “Timepieces” before go a head and take a moment to mull them over. They range from $49.99, $499.99 & $599.99. The first time I saw one I figured it was just a typo. However this is not. They are described to be a unique designer timepiece for your desktop. There’s no reviews from what I can see. Most people would ignore them. But what if you accidentally purchased an app for $500? What would you do? And do you think app stores should put a cap on pricing apps/games etc? Let us know your thoughts. Have you seen other products like this?