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Old 08-30-2014, 02:24 AM
Brad Vickers Brad Vickers is offline
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Default 7,000 bill for playing Clash of Clans

A British boy runs up 7,000 bill (about $11,000+) for his mother playing the mobile app.

Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technol...0-bill-4131364
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:50 AM
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She'll take it small claims court and win, the fact shes' already got the media involved is probably enough in truth. Chances are they will refund her to avoid any more publicity at least I'd like to think so but I can't see them winning in court either way.

I do think most of those freemium games are made with the hope of tricking kids or idiots though.

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Old 08-30-2014, 04:28 AM
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Personally I hope she has to pay, it might send out the right message to parents.

Ie:- either learn to lock purchases on your devices or educate your child on money and iap. Also don't use the ipad as a babysitter. (Which I've seen many do. Plonk the device in the kids hands and leave it alone for hours)
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:32 AM
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Charges that high you would have thought they would have gotten billed fairly promptly, you would also expect a 12 year old to be a little more onto it. But, no one would intentionally spend that kind of money unless they were loaded and had no real concept of value.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:40 AM
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Maybe a few more cases like this and apple will force greedy and corrupt devs to stop using disgusting iap and freemium to bleed people dry and just have decent prices on their games.

...I won't hold my breath
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:48 AM
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Maybe a few more cases like this and apple will force greedy and corrupt devs to stop using disgusting iap and freemium to bleed people dry and just have decent prices on their games.

...I won't hold my breath
This case has nothing to do with Apple -- the bill came from T-Mobile. In any event, unless she gave her child her iTunes password there would have been no way for the kid to buy IAP.

BTW, the kid was 12--doubt that his mother was using the iPad as babysitter. As parent, there are few things I find more aggravating that people offering parenting advice on a gaming forum.
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