On a positive note, he also said that sales from this promotion are so good that he might be convinced to change his pricing structure in the future. I'm guessing that he may lower prices and go for more volume, rather than ask a lot of money per unit and not sell very much.
While your concept sounds well, it doesn't always work. Simmers have this perception that lower price means lower quality, thus they are inclined to turn away from what may be a better product than they have been purchasing in the past. It's not like I ever had a customer tell me my prices were TOO LOW! Oh wait, yes I did...
I still have yet to install the A-10 that I was so anxious to get for $5, but frankly I never would have paid $50 for it, unless of course it was something I had to have, but I think $50 for some of their planes is a little steep.
There's no Ctrl-E for a quick flight in the A-10. There's a quick start toggle switch, then you can hit Ctrl-E. But that's only if you are lazy, like me.