How to get apps cheap!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ViPa, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. ViPa macrumors 6502a

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    So i found that I kept having the desire to purchase apps..but didnt want to dish out all the money for them..it even crossed my mind to jailbreak my phone so i could install .ipas manually for free, but i realized that developers spend a lot of time and effort to make apps so i didnt want to take away from the compensation they deserve! SO i did a simple search on ebay for itunes gift cards..i scored a $100 gift card for $43 bucks! basically, all the apps that i buy are less than half price for me..i just thought i'd share since most of us here are probably on the same boat regarding purchasing apps, especially since we dont know if we'll like them or not!
     
  2. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    Did the same thing wtf can you pm me the guy you scored them from i payed 60 bucks for 1 100 dollar one it would be great thanks.
     
  3. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i made my best offer to some guy and he accepted it..i originally proposed $40 and he rejected it..and then i offered $43 and he accepted! he had a buy it now price of $56 but i didnt want to pay that..he emailed me a code and i entered it on itunes..the $100 credit came up instantly..and its been reflecting my purchases since i've entered it..everything looks good!
     
  4. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    I spend too much cash spent like 50 bucks off songs and american dad episodes.
     
  5. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^im sure you could save a lot by getting gift cards through ebay..im surprised more people dont do this..just make sure you purchase it from a reliable seller and you'll be alright..and even if someone tries to swindle you, paypal has your back
     
  6. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I never though of this. Typically only thing I buy through itunes is iphone applications which is a couple dollars here and there but I'm going to look out for a deal
     
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  9. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Was talking to a friend about this last night. I don't understand it. Didn't find any deals. more the opposite.
     
  10. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    I bought a $200 for $90 and had no problems with the transaction. Gift cards and certificates are commonly given away as swag for events/conventions. I figure some these may be from those sources.
     
  11. TheOrioles33 macrumors 6502

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    Just got my $200 gift card for $85 using the above link I posted. Got my # in a matter of minutes and it worked like a charm! The guy is really cool.
     
  12. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Used the same link and also got my code within minutes. $200 for $85, can't beat that at all.
     
  13. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    Live search cash back program offers 30% off if you got through there search engine. If you guys are going to use the above link you should use this to get an extra 30% off! Bringing you all the way down to $60 for a $200 gift card!

    Techound gives a great tutorial:

     
  14. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    For those buying gift cards, does the credit that gets applied to your account have any sort of expiration? I wouldn't want to spend money on it, only to be forced into having to spend it within a certain time frame
     
  15. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cashback doesnt work for the itunes gift cards..

    anyways i hope this thread helped some of you out
     
  16. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a page that states that iTunes gift cards are ineligible? I've seen from the live cashback page that gift cards in general work, at least, plus eBay showed the amount that I would be getting back, though I don't have a message about it yet.

    In any regard, earlier I bought a $200 card for $85 via another seller and just received my code via email- entered it and it worked like a charm. Very nice price, and if the cashback does go through, then that'll come out to around $61... definitely can't beat that.
     
  17. speedracer3000 macrumors 6502

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    too bad these aren't Apple gift cards... $200 Apple gift card for $85 would be awesome :D
     
  18. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^ha..i wish! getting apps/music/movies for about half price isnt too bad though!
     
  19. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay people, i've heard that the live.com 30% off deal WILL work with itunes gift cards on ebay

    ive seen a $200 itunes gift card for $85

    after the 30% cash back, it'll end up costing around $59.XX (lets say $60)

    so...DO THE MATH

    60/200 = 3/10

    meaning you only spend 30 CENTS for every ONE DOLLAR that you spend on itunes

    for example..a $20 application (like beatmaker) would cost you $6

    i cant think of a better deal!
     
  20. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I think the seller feedback page might be interesting:

    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&myWorld=true&userid=spoolin414

    The seller seems to have suddenly started selling these $200 iTunes gift cards just a few days ago. That doesn't necessarily say anything, but it is interesting anyway.
     
  21. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    Although I went to eBay through the Live Search page and saw the 30% cashback mention all the way through the payment screen, I still haven't received the message from Microsoft about my cash back... does that message not come for a while to ensure that the transaction isn't canceled, or how does that work? I'd love to get the 30% back, but even paying $85 for a $200 card is a great deal.
     
  22. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Live says that:

    You may receive Cashback Rewards for up to a maximum of twelve (12) Online Sessions per account on www.eBay.com. Once you have completed twelve (12) Online Sessions under any eBay.com account, you will no longer be eligible to receive Cashback Rewards for purchases made under such eBay.com account. ;

    Does this mean we can get 30% off for 12 purchases?
     
  23. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^yeah..


    i think the cashback should show up within 2 days
     

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