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Sotheby’s and Christie’s and Cover Gifts

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a) The elements of competition and cooperation in the industry are as follows. The elements of cooperation are that companies include free gifts on their covers to entice readers. Cooperation is between magazine companies and the companies that give "free gifts". In women's magazines the publishers bear a large portion of the cost and music/computer' video-game magazines, the cost is borne by the manufacturer. The cooperation is between the manufacturers and the magazine. The competition is among magazines. Each magazine offers cover gifts to enhance its appeal, its brand, and to entice customers.

b) The cover gifts war is not a win-win game. It is a prisoner's dilemma. If a magazine does not offer cover gifts and its competitor offers cover-gifts, the magazine loses its customers to its competitor. If the ...

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