This has been something on my mind recently, well, since I got my Touch, and have had access to the app store. Every time I buy an app, I always get a bit of the sense of buyers remorse. Like I made a huge mistake or something. Why is that I wonder? Looking on these boards (and through the app store reviews) there are so many people out there seemingly completely unwilling to spend $1.99 for a game, but willing to spend $.99. Myself included. Why is it that we (and by "we", I mean the general app store customer population) so hesitant to fork over even $.99 on certain apps? Even ones that look good. I mean, I go almost every day to the convenience store across the street and spend a dollar on a drink I don't need (because I have plenty at home). Routinely I spend money (usually no more than $3 or $4) just to try some new food out. Something that potentially could last me less than one bite (seconds, and perhaps vomitting time) I'm willing to take the plunge for. Perhaps it's just the internet as a whole, I find myself getting the same feeling when I buy something on Amazon or eBay. That "Oh crap I just pressed "Buy" feeling. It's the anxiousness of not having something physical in our hands, something that we can see right away. We simply take the word of what other, anonymous people have to say on the matter. But yeah, been thinking about that recently as I found myself cringing over the $1.99 Samurai Puzzle Battle, which is a very fun game. And happy New Year! It's 2009 in Japan.