Self-determined transactions = pricing determined by the buyer, not the seller
Example: Jane Siberry's Sheeba Download store
URL = https://www.sheeba.ca/store/
"WHAT ARE SELF-DETERMINED TRANSACTIONS?
NOT tests of your integrity
ARE TRANSACTIONS! You decide what feels right to your gut. If you download for free, perhaps you'll buy an extra CD at an indie band's concert. Or if you don't go with your gut feeling, you might sleep poorly, wake up grumpy, put your shoes on backwards and fall over. Whatever. You'll know what to do.
WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT SHEEBA STORE FOUR choices on pop-down 'buy' button
1. free (gift from Jane)
2. self-determined (pay now)
3. self-determined (pay later so you are truly educated in your decision)
4. standard (today's going rate is about .99" (https://www.sheeba.ca/store/)
Commentary from Boing Boing:
"Siberry posts the average payment rate for each song as you pull your payment option from the drop-down menu--another reminder that, Hey, you're more than welcome to steal this music but here's how other people have acted in the recent past. Methinks Ms. Siberry grasps the power of incentives quite well. This allows for at least a couple of interesting things to happen: people can decide what to pay after they hear the music, and see how much it's worth to them (it looks like people generally pay the most per song under this option); and it takes the variable-pricing scheme that economists love and puts it in the hands of the consumer, not the seller." (http://www.boingboing.net/2005/11/28/jane_siberry_opens_b.html)