Buying iPad apps with no iPad..sad huh?

xxRONNIExx

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Jun 7, 2008
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I've already spent over $100 on iPad apps. Hopefully I'll have my 3G tomorrow! Who else has spent money on app's and haven't even bought one yet? I surely cant be the only one..=)
 

AppleSimon

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Apr 14, 2010
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I've already spent over $100 on iPad apps. Hopefully I'll have my 3G tomorrow! Who else has spent money on app's and haven't even bought one yet? I surely cant be the only one..=)
I did buy a couple but not that many.

Any "must have" apps in your list?
 

sracer

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Apr 9, 2010
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I've already spent over $100 on iPad apps. Hopefully I'll have my 3G tomorrow! Who else has spent money on app's and haven't even bought one yet? I surely cant be the only one..=)
I find it puzzling. But what does it matter what anyone else thinks, it's your money.

Between the time that you purchased those apps and you receive your iPad there will have been new apps released that could be superior to the ones that you bought.
 

WLS

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Jul 10, 2008
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I've been buying the free ones since before they released the iPad. I have picked up a few on temporary price reduction that I figured I could use. It's a way to get some iPad experience without an iPad.
I'm not going to judge on that. I feel your pain! :eek:
 

Nausicaa

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Jan 11, 2007
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You're not alone. I should be embarrassed with how many iPad apps I've bought. But, I think it will be nice to just plug it in tomorrow and immediately have all the apps on the iPad.
 

FlashHead

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Feb 22, 2010
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So far, I've downloaded 69 iPad specific apps and 18 universal.

Many are paid, many are free. I'm not even sure which are which anymore. Some are double or triple functionality (I have 3 weather apps, 5 note taking apps and 2 additional browsers), I'll see which ones I end up liking best.

Like the OP I don't get my 3G until tomorrow, so it's tough to know which are the must have apps yet. I'm sure Pages and Numbers will be key for me and I'm really looking forward to Mirror's Edge (those are also the most expensive apps I've bought so far).
 

Whorehay

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Feb 17, 2008
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I've bought 4 and I've had the iPad since launch day:
Goodreader
Flight Control HD
Wolfram
Jelly Car 2

Maybe the 3G delay has actually caused you to buy more ;)
 

kultschar

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Mar 26, 2010
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Must admit I bought a fair few before my ipad arrived, couldnt help myself!!! 8 of them required updateds before my ipad arrived lol
 

LCS

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Apr 9, 2010
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I've only downloaded two so far, and I don't have mine yet. I'm not all that into games though.
 

JZ Wire

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Dec 18, 2003
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I've downloaded quite a few iPad apps for free but I have only purchased a few just for right now. Like someone said above, you never know if they might reduce prices so im waiting till I get the actual 3G iPad in my hands before I make any serious purchases.
Some of these apps may be cheap at first. 99 cents here, a dollar there, $1.99 more and before you know it you've racked up $50.
I think that's the "magic" of the App store, you buy because its real cheap but then you're hooked and you end up spending more than what you bargained for.
Either way im happy because I use many of the apps I actually buy. :D
 

macridah

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Feb 18, 2004
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totally not sad. I got a bunch of free ones and some games. Spent about $40. there might be a download blitz tomorrow and just wanted to sync my iPad with some stuff. Also couldn't help read some other post of the must have apps. Phew, this has been longest few weeks ever!!!
 

boss1

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Jan 8, 2007
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what if they get price drops?
What if the promotional new app sale expires :p


I bought a ton of apps the first day, and had no iPad, ordered a 3G. Then I gave in to my impulses the same day and bought a WiFi iPad :D
 

qtx43

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Aug 4, 2007
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I have to admit to laughing at you. Sorry. I was as anxious to get my grubby little hands on my iPad as anybody, but would never have bought apps to just sit on my computer. But hey, it's your money, if that's what makes you happy, go for it.

At least you didn't buy a WiFi model and keep it too long to return it, and then sell it for a couple hundred dollar loss so you could buy a WiFi+3G. Lots of people starting threads saying they did something like that, that's much sillier than buying applications a little ahead of time.
 

Zepaw

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Apr 18, 2010
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I find it puzzling. But what does it matter what anyone else thinks, it's your money.

Between the time that you purchased those apps and you receive your iPad there will have been new apps released that could be superior to the ones that you bought.
I've spent a lot, but mostly on games. Lot of $10 games. Curse you Plants vs Zombies =[
 

boss1

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Jan 8, 2007
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I have to admit to laughing at you. Sorry. I was as anxious to get my grubby little hands on my iPad as anybody, but would never have bought apps to just sit on my computer. But hey, it's your money, if that's what makes you happy, go for it.

At least you didn't buy a WiFi model and keep it too long to return it, and then sell it for a couple hundred dollar loss so you could buy a WiFi+3G. Lots of people starting threads saying they did something like that, that's much sillier than buying applications a little ahead of time.
Well, I'm on that boat. bought a wifi iPad and selling it tomorrow at a discount. But there is no loss in my view. I used the product and the value it provided me was worth more than the dollar amount i'm discounting it for. ;)
 

Joel Bechtolt

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Apr 29, 2010
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Hi Ronnie.

Welcome to Apple Anonymous. You're in the right room. It's a safe place for people like us, you're amongst friends :apple:

The first step is admitting you're powerless over Ive and that your life has become unmanageable :)
 

qtx43

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Aug 4, 2007
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Well, I'm on that boat. bought a wifi iPad and selling it tomorrow at a discount. But there is no loss in my view. I used the product and the value it provided me was worth more than the dollar amount i'm discounting it for. ;)
Did I say 'silly'? :confused: What I meant was 'sally' as in: Sally forth and live life to its fullest!
 

ThoseBackPages

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Apr 9, 2010
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New York
Not sad at all.

Ive loaded up on the free aps, and have a few paid ones on my "watch list"

ive also spent $100 on a case and a murse to carry my soon to be 3g
 
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