Which price is correct?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Touchy, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Touchy macrumors regular

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    Often I notice that an app listed in AppSniper is for "free" but when going to buy it the original price is listed. I don't buy it as I am not sure which price is in effect. What is your experience with this?
     
  2. RKO macrumors 6502

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    I always go by the price listed on the App Store.
     
  3. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    When you start to buy an app from AppSniper, it tells you "There's been a price change" and when you get to the iTunes store, it has the right price. So, AppSniper will let you know if there's been a change in the price when you click on "Buy".
     
  4. Touchy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I am not sure either response answers my question. As I said some time the AppSniper will say "free" (no other mention of change etc) then when you choose it and get the the app store there is a INCREASE from free to say $0.99. So in this situation do you trust the price in the AppSniper? Have you ever been charged the price/free in the AppSniper when it was different from the greater price in the app store?
     
  5. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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    the reason is because the database that AppSniper is using is using old data. so the developer reverted the price back before AppSniper updated their database again
     
  6. firewood macrumors 604

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    Of course not. Apple doesn't run AppSniper, or have any contract with them AFAIK. So their App store isn't legally obligated to pay any attention to any mistakes or old lagged pricing data on that site.
     
  7. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    AppSniper itself says to be sure to check the App Store for the authoritative price. My own experience tells me that when you tap the Buy arrow in AppSniper, it informs you if the price in their database doesn't match the one on the App Store. So I don't think there is much to worry about, except the disappointment when you discover you missed a price reduction. ;)
     
  8. RKO macrumors 6502

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    I thought what I said was very clear and concise. Nevermind.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Manta Research macrumors newbie

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    You should assume that the price on the AppStore/iTunes is ALWAYS correct. AppSniper gets its data from iTunes, so it's necessarily always going to be behind the real AppStore. In addition, sometimes price changes may be missed or our servers may be slightly out of sync so you'll see discrepencies.

    We have no association with iTunes, and they have no obligation to honor any prices that we show. This is why we have a disclaimer to this effect both in our AppStore description as well as within the application.
     
  10. Touchy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Many thanks for the replies. I have been taking the App store price as the correct one. However, I had noticed the difference and had not seen it discussed. Thanks again for the replies.
     

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