Archive for December 13, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The 99-cent Message

Manton Reece:

I’ve bought apps for $5 and $10, and now many of those prices have either been cut in half or lowered to 99 cents. I felt like I got my money’s worth at the higher price, so I’m not complaining that I was ripped off. Instead, I just feel like a fool.…Apparently the way to buy iPhone software is just to wait a month for the price to drop.

Indeed. When apps I’ve bought go on sale, their icons get “Sale” badges in my iTunes Applications pane. I already feel somewhat like a fool for the apps that I wouldn’t have bought if there had been a trial available. Now there’s a way to reduce the satisfaction of having purchased an app that I do like.