The Story Behind Some of Those $999.99 Apps

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  1. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Well that's a new way to game the App Store. I cannot believe the guy has his app priced at $999 because people buy it at that price. Imagine the poor fool who inadvertantly buys it or has his/her kid hit the purchase button. How do they get around this one? Maybe get rid of the Top Grossing apps or use the data to create a new blended category?
     
  3. Ledsteplin

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    I got The Fleas while the gittin' was good! Kept it one day, then deleted it.
    Wow, anything for a buck. Crazy stuff!
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    Did you buy for historic purposes or genuine interest in the app?
     
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    "Sooo good."

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    I downloaded it last year sometime. It was free. But it was a stupid game. It attracted me because of a flea problem at home (cats).
     
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    Truth be told, there's rich people out there (not me:D) that would buy at that price without hesitation. If Apple allows this, why not? Can't afford it? Don't buy it ;)
     
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    Accidental downloads, kids and etc with the no refund iTunes policy. $999.99 is a lot to pay because your 3 yr old hit the wrong things.
     
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    I agree 100% but that's not the developers problem, that it's Apple's greed for not allowing a grace period like the google play store.
     
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    Agree!
     
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    I've read lots of stories where Apple reimbursed money for accidental ridiculously-priced purchases like this or toddlers making an insane amount of expensive in-app purchases.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know that. I was under a different impression.
     
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    It shouldn't take an act of congress to get a simple reimbursement.
     
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    It's actually pretty easy. I made one phone call to an iTunes Specialist at Apple and I got reimbursed $80 for Navigon in 2009.
     
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