Monthly / Weekly Budget for $0.99 games?

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  1. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    So, at a buck - who cares? Except that in 2 weeks, I have gone through $50 in iTunes certificates...

    Anyone budget, or do you just figure - what the heck, and not even keep track?

    With the consoles - it is easy to think about $50 or $60, but it is hard to think hard about $1, except they are starting to add up...
     
  2. S.I.D. CrAzY

    S.I.D. CrAzY Well-Known Member

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    I don't really keep track at all.

    I just stop myself when it feels like I've been buying too much.
     
  3. dhustead

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    Exactly
     
  4. AttackOfThePwned

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    I am more apt to spend $4 or less on a game or app as opposed to $9.99. I don't however buy every $0.99 game/app that interests me.

    My average is about:

    $10 or less per week on apps and about $35 or less per month.

    I can't see the justification of paying $9.99 for an app when past history dictates these price points will drop to increase sales.
     
  5. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    so @ 10 bucks a week, you are spending $520 a year, more than you paid for the original device

    i am guilty of it too -haha
     
  6. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    Funny how those dollars add up isn't it?

    I am guilty too. Luckily I do reasonably well to be able to afford it all..
     
  7. Grumps

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    I just stop myself when I'm too occupied with existing games. Keeping track of list of games that I've completed haha!
     
  8. TMAC34

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    wowwwww $50 in two weeks? I think you are addicted my friend. I spend anywhere from $0-$12 a month on apps. And I do have all 11 pages on my iPhone filled up. Mostly paid apps, and many paid apps that I got free : )
     
  9. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    Well - not addicted yet....

    I just got into the iPhone world. For the past 3 years had a Razr... So, I am making up for lost time.:D
     
  10. S.I.D. CrAzY

    S.I.D. CrAzY Well-Known Member

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    Right now is a perfect example. I feel I have been buying too much. I gotta stop.

    I have about 5 to 6 games that I haven't even tried out yet!
     
  11. Ravenblack

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    I use an excel sheet to record my purchases. It looks all cheap and all to buy all these 99c games and I know I'll go overboard with spending if I don't keep track of myself.
     
  12. Hicks997

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    Nice idea with excel sheet..

    I might do the same so i can keep count of all the games i have brought or got for for free. Im now getting lost with them all.
     
  13. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    Hey,

    I'll bet the iPhone has "an App for that.":D
     
  14. Hicks997

    Hicks997 Member

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    lol good idea do you know whats it called.
     
  15. organerito

    organerito Well-Known Member

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    I will do that too. I could buy tap forms to create a database to keep track of all of the. Oh wait, I am going to spend more money.:)
     
  16. GaiaIllusion

    GaiaIllusion Well-Known Member

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    I don't spend much. I use prepaid cards, so I can count my credits.
    I get a lot of my games through promo codes too, which is nice.
     
  17. Hicks997

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    Same here.

    These forums and PandoraBox and BargainBin.

    They have saved me a lot.

    Are there anymore i should know about?
     
  18. pluto6

    pluto6 Well-Known Member

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    For your PC - App Shopper

    Seems that Pandora knows about things before App Shopper though. App Shopper is nice because you can see a history of prices that have been charged, and also see the whole description without being in iTunes. Can't see reviews, but great for previews.
     
  19. GaiaIllusion

    GaiaIllusion Well-Known Member

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    I use Pandora more often now. App Shopper doesn't update as fast.
     
  20. Barbosa

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    Same here!
     

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