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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.

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Or you could contact Apple and start complaining and moaning about how you got ripped off. Maybe they'll send you a rebate check for the difference, much like they did for all of the have-to-have-it-first people who bought they iPhone saw that the price was dropping.

Alex: Apple did no such thing. They gave *store credit* for *half* the difference. If you're going to troll, at least get your facts straight.

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