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Price Discrimination in India

Likethatonly has a great article on Price discrimination in India. He articulates very well some of the abnomalies in pricing for instance:

Convenience charges – It is quite true that vendors save cost with customers doing the booking online instead of doing physical transaction, In India, most of the time, as of now, you end up paying higher if you do the booking online. This is the case for train bookings, movie tickets etc.

Higher pricing for driving lessons for women – as the perceived value to women drivers is higher and as, very right mentioned in the article, they would likely be coming from rich family – Many driving schools have higher pricing for driving lessons for women.

Other examples such as “Peak rate mandis” & different prices for foreigners  for tourist attractions are also very interesting.

The last one “language” is also very interesting that shows price discrimination based upon the language.

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