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Scary AppStore bug

02-02-2014, 08:08 PM
#1
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 299
Scary AppStore bug

So I logged into my AppStore account just now. I'm trying to download Meltdown which I know I purchased before but instead of the cloud and downward arrow we all know and love, I'm greeted by a button with the numbers 2.99 on it. Now I went to the Top Apps page where I know I have quite a few purchased games lingering and sure enough, all of them have their costs on the button.

Now I'm sure I'm in the right store. I logged in twice and rebooted to make sure of that...

Have you guys experienced this before? We're you able to resolve it?

EDIT: so I tried downloading a game I know I downloaded recently and *gasp* it requested for my password... I'm tempted to try "buy"-ing a game I knew I purchased recently just to see what will happen...

Last edited by aikavari; 02-02-2014 at 08:30 PM.
02-02-2014, 08:36 PM
#2
Quote:
Originally Posted by aikavari View Post
So I logged into my AppStore account just now. I'm trying to download Meltdown which I know I purchased before but instead of the cloud and downward arrow we all know and love, I'm greeted by a button with the numbers 2.99 on it. Now I went to the Top Apps page where I know I have quite a few purchased games lingering and sure enough, all of them have their costs on the button.

Now I'm sure I'm in the right store. I logged in twice and rebooted to make sure of that...

Have you guys experienced this before? We're you able to resolve it?

EDIT: so I tried downloading a game I know I downloaded recently and *gasp* it requested for my password... I'm tempted to try "buy"-ing a game I knew I purchased recently just to see what will happen...
It's happened to me before. I went to "buy" again and got a notice saying I had already bought it. Re-downloaded without paying again.
If it bills you again just find the old email with the purchase receipt, request a refund.

02-02-2014, 09:19 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 299
That's good advise. I'll give it a shot.
02-02-2014, 11:26 PM
#4
Joined: May 2012
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Posts: 15,759
Sometimes it takes about 15 min for the appstore purchased info to download. Wait a bit, it should come out if it is scary.
02-03-2014, 01:26 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,626
Wouldnt say its scary, if you click buy i bet it'll say 'you've already purchased this item, download for free ?'. If somehow it didnt then just contact Apple who could easily see if you have just bought it again as they'll refund you.
02-03-2014, 01:27 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 299
Considering how many games I've purchased since 2009, the thought of my purchase list disappearing is definitely scary...
02-03-2014, 01:29 AM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aikavari View Post
Considering how many games I've purchased since 2009, the thought of my purchase list disappearing is definitely scary...
Yeah, if it did disappear, it would be scary.
02-03-2014, 05:02 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,264
It happens, you just gotta reboot your device to fix the bug.
02-03-2014, 05:29 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,358
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post
It happens, you just gotta reboot your device to fix the bug.
When rebooting is the answer, won't we all be better off running Windows Phone? Wasn't iOS based on OSX which was based on Unix, which is a system that does not go down?
02-03-2014, 05:33 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 299
Nope, tried that as well among many things...