What If I buy an app and sucks....can i return it ?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Darthzilla, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Darthzilla macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2006
    BEen thinking about it....I've bought some really crappy apps thinking they would be good...but they are lame and i never use them...is there a way to delete them and just get a refund ( ha ! )

    just a thought ...
  2. Strong Bad macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008
    It would be nice but I don't think there will be any system like that.
  3. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Nope, no refund. Hopefully the reviews and posted videos of the app prevent us from buying ones that are not so hot.
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    What is just as bad is some of the jailbroken apps you can buy, you are forced to rebuy the app if you replace your phone.
  5. KRAPPS macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2008
    All the more reason to visit us ... KRAPPS ... we'll save you money and make you laugh :D
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    thats some funny sh/t
  7. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    i bought some really bad ones myself. I made the mistake of buying applications that were on the top 20 list without reading the reviews.

    take ibeer for example. its one of the most popular applications bought. The animation on it is so lame its ridiculous. Also not that i would want it anyway but ifart is a top application as well. if you look at the reviews people make fun of it and say it sounds so fake. why is it still a top application then if it sucks?

    always read the reviews
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Apps usually have a lite or free version you can test it out. It will nagg you about buying the full version, but hey, least you can get the feeling of the app.
  9. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    it is a double edged sword, but i miss the fact that non-buyers can review apps. Some of their comments would name a free or lower priced alternative that is better than the apps that cost money.

    but balance that against people who just write "this app is stupid" and put one star and given the immaturity and lack of respect that people have for each other's work, it is easy to see why the rule was observed.
  10. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    EVERY app should have a demo version, or a trial. Even if it launches 5 times, then deletes unless you buy it. I've purchased too many crappy apps, I've since deleted. :mad:
  11. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    Some of you guys should listen to yourselves. You buy an app that cost you 99c, has a name like icrapapp and does no more than flash a picture of brown biological and blow a raspberry and then you moan that its a waste of money and you want a refund. Geeze. What do you expect for 99c? If you are slaves to impulse buying then you will pay the price. Agreed however that if fualty or missrepresented then a refund should be allowed (and the process does work, I've had money returned).

    The vast majority of apps that cost 99c will be just that, 99c worth. If you want a good app pay the money. ie the likes of Beatmaker, Noise.io Pro, OmniFocus, Beejive, HandBase, X-Plane, Biblereader, Ocarina, Warfare, Fieldrunners to give a broad brushstroke of commericial apps that cost a reasonable amount and actually are rather good.
  12. markgamber macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2005
    Redneck, PA
    I bought an app yesterday and had to agree to a new EULA. As I recall, there was a very short section that states "All sales are final". It would appear that Apple isn't handing out refunds anymore.
  13. Aumz macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Just another way apple are providing a poor service to their customers
  14. return7 macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    I don't think a refund is the way to go. It might be better if one could try out any app for a day or two before having to purchase them, although this would absolutely fail with games. Refunds are a pain in the rear.

    Let's be honest here, most apps are cheap -- $1-5 and we know they're going to suck when we buy them and see the 1 or 2 star overall review status but we buy them anyway because we're curious.
  15. jman800 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2008
    True, And eventually these games get old. For me, if a buy a game which is fun, and i play it for a week, then it starts to get boring and i don't touch it. Don't get me wrong, im not complaining at all, But i honestly haven't found a app that i use everyday for entertainment ;)
    Have you guys? I assume its up to personal preference.
    Either way, App store gives us joy.

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