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    asking for money

    The following in red is confusing. What is it saying in the context?

    Many game companies are experimenting with a paymium business model where customers pay up front to buy the game and are then able to spend more on in-app purchases if they wish. It is not without risk---customers are more forgiving of something they got for free asking for money than something they have paid for upfront--- but it does shield a traditional business against making the painful decision to offer its core product for free.

    Are customers asking for money for something they got for free? It sounds strange.

    Thank you.

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    Re: asking for money

    If people get something for free, they don't mind being asked for money at a later date.
    If people pay for something, they don't like being asked for more money at a later date.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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