Paying for apps?

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  1. smacky

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  2. johnlgalt

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    To date, I have spent over $75 on my apps...and counting....
     
  3. smacky

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    I'm fine with the way I'm going about business. If there is something prolific created, I'll pay for it.
     
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    haha, that made me laugh :D
     
  5. Roxors

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    LOL i totally thought that was going the other way. i don't mind paying for any apps as long as they don't suck, battery, or just in general.
     
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    For some reason, I am unable to purchase apps from the market on my eris. Each time I enter my credit card information to purchase an app, it force closes. Any suggestions
     
  7. OMJ

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    I have the opposite mentality from the comic and have spent a good bit on apps so far but I know a lot of people that have similar mentalities to this comic though. My wife, sister and mom all have had android phones for at least 6 months and none of them have bought a single paid app.

    It drives me nuts when my wife complains about apps costing something. A few weeks ago I took her phone and bought the paid version of a game she like and she figured out that she could return it before the 24 hours was up. I have no clue what the aversion to spending 99 cents on an app is.
     
  8. Roxors

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    exactly, not to mention it gives something back to the people who put the time and effort into it.
     
  9. NYCHitman1

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    I'll put some $ down on an app if it's worthwhile and obviously to support the dev if it's something that I'll continually use.
     
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    But what is really funny is i am sure most of us don't pay for music anymore, lol i did my 1 cd off itunes recently but that was the first one in aboout 100 GB of music
     
  11. Niir

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    ive got no problems buying something that is good.

    If a dev has made a killer App then he is welcome to my money, hell i bought launcher pro twice because its THAT good.
     
  12. Hrethgir

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    I got a $25 gift card to iTunes for Christmas, and I still have $19 left of it. Yet had no problem dropping $200 and paying the ~$100 ETF on my iPhone. Weird.
     
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    LMAO its awesome cause it goes right a long the comic strip.
     
  14. ekyle

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    Only $16.25 for me so far
     
  15. OfTheDamned

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    You may want to try setting up your Google checkout account on a desktop/laptop.
     
  16. Vihzel

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    Lol that's exactly what i think about when buying an app. I will sometimes sleep on it. I have spent about $55 on apps
     
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    I have only bought 2 apps.... Easytether Pro - because it saves me money on internet I cancelled at home. $9.99

    I also bought "More Widgets" the same day.... but honestly, my thought is, there are too many good free apps out there to waste my $$ being nickel and dimed to death over the same thing. Oh noes, I don't wants to sees an ads at the bottom of my FREE music player, I must pay $4.99..... :/

    if paying for an app saves me money in the long term, I will do it.
     
  18. probinson

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    I think if we want developers to develop for Android, we need to support them. If the apps were all $10-$20, I have a harder time, but for $.99-$4.99, I have no problem voting with my money.
     
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    NOt even an hour into having My Evo, I bought a $10 app (im on day three of the evo now). This app, however will keep me busy for a loooong time :/

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  20. Frisco

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    App developers have my high fives every day I use them, and my money when there is a provision to pay them.

    On a side note, those with rooted devices, using ROMs that are basically free but have a donate link, should pay as much as they can, in my opinion. Those guys are giving you an operating system, not just an app.
     
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    At work, we recently replaced our 2-way pagers with Motorola i465 Sprint phones (HUGE piece of shit, by the way). The phone part is disabled, but we have PTT and MMS texting. But for the MMS, we need data, so we have internet access. I looked for some little games, and they are CRAZY expensive! Tetris, Pac-Man, Frogger, $6-$7 EACH! FOR TETRIS! Makes the $0.99 for something way better on Android seem much more reasonable. I'm just about to pull the trigger on my first app purchase, actually. Been playing the hell out of Homerun Battle 3d Free. But the full version is $5, although it's way better than Pac-Man for the same price!
     
  22. smacky

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    According to AppBrain, I've got $49.82 worth of apps.
     
  23. zip2

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    I have no problem spending a few dollars on a well written app. Even if a free version is available if I like it I'll upgrade to support the dev. Hey, they have to eat as well.

    That cartoon is right on point. People spend hundreds on a phone and a decent amount on monthly service...yet balk at spending a few dollars on a good app someone worked hard developing.

    BTW...those cartoons were hilarious!
     
  24. dan330

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    i agree 100% ..

    i can throw away a dollar or two for some quick and short term satisfaction... drinks, candy, coffee, snacks and some stupid toy for my kid that only last a few hours.

    but to spend $.99 for a cool app.. makes me hesitate! I will know it is silly.. but I cant help it!

    I have pushed past my irrational feelings and have spent some $$ and a few apps.

    I want to purchase LauncherPro.. but I dont want to setup a paypal account to purchase it!
     
  25. Steven58

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    If an app is worth it, I buy it. I've got about 20-25 dollars in apps. LPP was a necessity because of it's scrollable widgets (calendar important for me because of work). Root apps have become important to me, as I have a custom theme on my dx.

    Face it, my android is my hobby. It gives me joy to explore it, learn about and play on it. :)
     

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