Best and worst accidental purchases ya had.

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  1. chickdigger802

    chickdigger802 Well-Known Member

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    As many know, you can set itunes to save your account info so you dont have to input every time you want to purchase. This is convenient but leads to occasional accidental purchases. So lets hear your best and worst mistakes =)

    My best was accidentally buying PvZ when I wanted to re dl peggle cuz of new update.

    Worst was when I wanted to try one of those billion mafia games but accidentally bought the $10 one instead of the free one -.-"
     
  2. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

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    #2 acrotran, Oct 5, 2010
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    I wouldn't set my account to make accidental purchases more likely, no no no. I like it when they come back and say "Are you sure you want to buy it?"

    During the weekend sale I bought Geo Wars based on feedback in the sale thread. Then when I looked at the reviews in iTunes they weren't so good, and the graphics aren't Retina, which I thought they would be. So I was a little disappointed, but it turns out I like the game a lot. So it worked out.

    Oh I forgot. They will let you cancel one accidental purchase, which I've done.
    Also, once I accidentally bought an iPad app for my iPod and they cancelled that one for me too.
     
  3. Outkast1

    Outkast1 Well-Known Member

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    I've never purchased a game accidentally. It's worth typing in the pw each time to avoid that.
     
  4. backtothis

    backtothis im in ur base killin ur d00dz
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    password each timeeee.
    lazybutt!
     
  5. drfaygo

    drfaygo Well-Known Member

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    how do you set it so you don't have to enter your PW everytime?
     
  6. chickdigger802

    chickdigger802 Well-Known Member

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    Still, even with password you still can purchase a wrong app by mistake =P
     
  7. backtothis

    backtothis im in ur base killin ur d00dz
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    thats being pretty talented
     
  8. ultimo

    ultimo Well-Known Member

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    Talented is an undrstatement :D
     
  9. Tmonine

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    I havent mistakenly purchased an app but i accidentally bought a song once by pressing buy when i was trying to play a preview. I got a refund though.
     
  10. themendoz

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    How do you get a refund, is there a section to cancel a purchase? I accidentally boug an 8 dollar piano app I dont need at all...
     
  11. Borgqueenx

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    The tv guide, because i had it for a week and then updated to newer firmware and they never supported it. Its dead and should be removed from app store.
     
  12. toxiccheese

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    I can't say I have ever made an accidental purchase. Although I have regretted a few purchases (ie: CASTLEVANIA PUZZLE: ENCORE OF THE NIGHT). I try to read as many reviews as possible and be informed about what I want to buy.

    Nothing irritates me more than reading a review from some person who doesn't bother to read the developers description of a game/app and the usage specs for their particular idevice. Complaining and rating a game with 1 star just because you failed to read about your purchase is lame and unfair to the developer.

    BEST PURCHASE(s): Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies... why? because they've been on my iphone and ipad the longest. I've gotten the most replay value out of PvZ and the updates to Angry Birds have been hefty and well done.
     
  13. weehoo

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    #13 weehoo, Oct 5, 2010
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    **********Absolute Worst Accidental Purchases**********

    1.TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL
    Was signed into iTunes updating apps. Clicked on this to check it out and pushed button twice on accident. Usually asks for password but because of updates it didn't. Everything about this game sucked the hairiest of balls. Bad aiming, bad controls, bad combat. This is the game that newcomers to the iphone think is so amazing because they've really never played anything else. Wasted $9.99 (parking fee for Universal City Walk)

    2.COBRA COMMAND
    I read somewhere that it was free for a few days. I guess I was a day late and clicked without checking. Wow! An 80's retro-arcade Laser-disc adventure. Wrong! A stupid cartoon with prompts to move up, down, left or right with controls that just seem to not respond to anything you want it to do. I couldn't pass the first level. Wasted $4.99 (a pack of Marlboro Lights)
     
  14. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

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    In iTunes click on Store -> View My Account -> Purchase History
    You'll see the Piano app somewhere. On that line, to the right you'll see "Report a Problem" click on that.
     
  15. DGH94

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    Next to the Maiden
    Now this wasn't so much as an accident as a random purchase because this was before I was on TA, but believe it or not, Aqua Globs appeared on the new games list when I was browsing, and I bought it haphazardly. You all know what happened after that.
     
  16. csklimowski

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    The best (and only) completely accidental purchase I made was Dragon Portals. It turned out to be a really good and polished match-three game.

    Now that I know you can get a refund if there's a problem, I might want to go ahead and get Geometry Wars. If it doesn't work like the lite version, I can get a refund, right? Will it remove the app from my account, or will it let me download a fix if one comes?
     
  17. Donovan1209

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    Best or Worst: Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart, I accidentally pressed buy while trying to add it to my wishlist. Got a refund through Apple. Then I tried to add it to my wishlist then and it didn't work. Then another day I wanted to buy it because it was on sale. It let me download it for free :) but sadly it lags really slow on my iPod Touch 2g.
     
  18. runformoney1110

    runformoney1110 Well-Known Member

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    best: got GTA:CW by accident by clicking buy instead of wishlist (they really should change the button placing)!! Apple refunded me!!! Got GTA for free!!!!

    worst: not really accidental, but in retrospect, i hate myself for buying all those crapps that looked cool right after i synced my ipod touch for the first time. knock on wood, drummer, woot button, anyone? and lets not forget mr. chalky
     
  19. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

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    They will let you cancel 1 accidental purchase. After that.....
     
  20. Ryan el champ

    Ryan el champ Well-Known Member

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    Ill make sure to save my refund for the next AAA title then, whenever that will be. :D
     

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