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Monthly / Weekly Budget for $0.99 games?

07-04-2009, 05:30 PM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
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Monthly / Weekly Budget for $0.99 games?

So, at a buck - who cares? Except that in 2 weeks, I have gone through $50 in iTunes certificates...

Anyone budget, or do you just figure - what the heck, and not even keep track?

With the consoles - it is easy to think about $50 or $60, but it is hard to think hard about $1, except they are starting to add up...

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07-04-2009, 05:33 PM
#2
Joined: May 2009
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I don't really keep track at all.

I just stop myself when it feels like I've been buying too much.

07-04-2009, 05:40 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
I don't really keep track at all.

I just stop myself when it feels like I've been buying too much.
Exactly
07-04-2009, 05:43 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 884
I am more apt to spend $4 or less on a game or app as opposed to $9.99. I don't however buy every $0.99 game/app that interests me.

My average is about:

$10 or less per week on apps and about $35 or less per month.

I can't see the justification of paying $9.99 for an app when past history dictates these price points will drop to increase sales.

1) Tried out AT&T tethering and did not have enough money for the pole.
2) Apple still hasn't fixed the no-hardware-keyboard bug.
3) Still can't use the "Cut" function on the AT&T bill...current 4.x issues
07-04-2009, 05:49 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,268
so @ 10 bucks a week, you are spending $520 a year, more than you paid for the original device

i am guilty of it too -haha
07-04-2009, 05:56 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,765
Funny how those dollars add up isn't it?

I am guilty too. Luckily I do reasonably well to be able to afford it all..

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07-04-2009, 06:28 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
I don't really keep track at all.

I just stop myself when it feels like I've been buying too much.
I just stop myself when I'm too occupied with existing games. Keeping track of list of games that I've completed haha!

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07-04-2009, 06:33 PM
#8
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Location: New York
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wowwwww $50 in two weeks? I think you are addicted my friend. I spend anywhere from $0-$12 a month on apps. And I do have all 11 pages on my iPhone filled up. Mostly paid apps, and many paid apps that I got free : )

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07-04-2009, 06:44 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by TMAC34 View Post
wowwwww $50 in two weeks? I think you are addicted my friend. I spend anywhere from $0-$12 a month on apps. And I do have all 11 pages on my iPhone filled up. Mostly paid apps, and many paid apps that I got free : )
Well - not addicted yet....

I just got into the iPhone world. For the past 3 years had a Razr... So, I am making up for lost time.

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07-04-2009, 06:45 PM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 4,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
I don't really keep track at all.

I just stop myself when it feels like I've been buying too much.
Right now is a perfect example. I feel I have been buying too much. I gotta stop.

I have about 5 to 6 games that I haven't even tried out yet!