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Old 08-23-2009, 06:11 PM
Kimmy_Gibbler Kimmy_Gibbler is offline
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Originally Posted by Xema View Post
It would be fair to add "and be sure that delivery resources are sufficient to reliably accomplish that premium level of service for those who selected and paid for it."
Not really. FedEx does not charge the higher price to ensure the availability of resources, as you seem to think. Perhaps you mistake the phrase "price discrimination" as an accusation that they are doing something diabolical, like "invidious discrimination." It is not, it just happens that economists use a term that is highly charged in other contexts.

The facilities that allow two-day delivery also allow next-day delivery. FedEx has the pricing structure that they have in order to get consumers to reveal their willingness to pay and to charge them accordingly. It does not really have anything to do with additional factor payments.