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iPhone: Is there a price point where you don't even bother to look?

View Poll Results: What is your "don't bother" price point?
FREE 5 4.55%
$0.99 5 4.55%
$1.99 1 0.91%
$2.99 2 1.82%
$3.99 3 2.73%
$4.99 1 0.91%
$5.99 13 11.82%
$6.99 3 2.73%
$7.99 9 8.18%
I will look at anything no matter what the price. 68 61.82%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll
02-15-2009, 01:15 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 458
Is there a price point where you don't even bother to look?

Hi All,

I was wondering if there is some price point for you that when you see the price in iTunes that you just keep on scrolling and don't even bother to look at the App description? or will you investigate anything that looks interesting no matter what the price?

I'm not talking about a price point for any specific app, or "if it's good enough, then I will look". I mean the price point where you don't even bother to look at it, so you'll never know if it's good enough.

Share and enjoy,

Christopher York
Blue Ox Technologies Ltd.

Last edited by blue ox; 02-15-2009 at 01:18 PM.
02-15-2009, 01:16 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,326
11.99-999.99

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02-15-2009, 01:17 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,823
there are some apps that are priced even more than 20 bucks. i don't even bother to look what they are. but games? nah, good game is priceless.
02-15-2009, 01:21 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: In My Head
Posts: 3,358
I think if it's over $9.99 it gives me more of reason to check it out...

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02-15-2009, 01:22 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,326
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Originally Posted by 1337brian View Post
I think if it's over $9.99 it gives me more of reason to check it out...
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02-15-2009, 01:22 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: England
Posts: 399
Don't really care what the price is if im having a look, although looking at something doesn't mean I'm interested in it. Like that expensive Poker game, I looked, but I don't even know how to play Poker
02-15-2009, 01:24 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Harrow , England
Posts: 514
I cant help myself i check out any app and if i notice a high price im a sucker to investigate further.
02-15-2009, 01:26 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 28
I think I actually do the opposite (for games only) -- unless it attracts a lot of attention, I ignore almost all free games (I've installed a few but Aurora Feint is the only major exception that got significant gameplay) and have never paid for a game that cost less than $5.99 (I think... in any event almost all the paid games I have launched at $9.99 although some of them I bought after price drop). If there were a premium games section, I probably would only pay attention to a game outside that section if it got a lot of positive press.
02-15-2009, 01:30 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,866
I did the calculations once.

My price point for an AppStore application is $562.97.

I absolutely refuse to spend more on a single application.

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02-15-2009, 01:33 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 568
I haven't bought an App over $5 yet so I think that's my limit. I'd rather spend my money in Xbox games instead.