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Mac App Store now warning users that re-buy apps they acquired elsewhere

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Sep 2011 21:18 User comments (13)

Mac App Store now warning users that re-buy apps they acquired elsewhere Apple's change to the store is effective as of this week.
According to Macworld, users who are forced to re-purchase their Mac apps will at least now be warned that they will be paying again for the pleasure to do so.

Says the new pop up warning:
[App name] is already installed and was not purchased from the Mac App Store

Do you want to buy [app name] again?


Many users, who prefer to purchase the app from the developer directly than through Apple as a middle man, were shocked when it was revealed the Mac Store does not allow them to integrate their newly purchased apps without a repurchase directly from the store.

As a note, if you have an older version of the app, the warning will not be triggered and you may purchase the app again without even knowing you had already installed.

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13 user comments

117.9.2011 21:29

I think they're crossing lines now........

217.9.2011 21:43

Go Go Apple. (and no I do not support apple or their products)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Sep 2011 @ 21:46

317.9.2011 22:24

Yes, Go apple go... into the trash.
Seriously, Apple just loves to flaunt how little they care about their users.


Carpe Noctem

418.9.2011 1:25

Yet another example of Apple trying to increase their stranglehold on the consumers who bought their kit

518.9.2011 8:11

I love me some CrApple news.

618.9.2011 12:07

Great. That message kinda stands for "you're dumb, do you wanna become dumber?" Nice improvement, indeed.


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

718.9.2011 12:24

Yes Apple, abuse your customers...they deserve it for supporting a terrible company like Apple.



818.9.2011 13:55

ROFL! I'm surprised no fanboys are defending the idea yet. Being crApple fanboys are the most fanitical.


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

918.9.2011 15:15

Quote:
ROFL! I'm surprised no fanboys are defending the idea yet. Being crApple fanboys are the most fanitical.
I think it has to do with people are just smart enough to not want to double-pay for something they bought. I'd be surprised if this doesn't go to court one day.

1018.9.2011 20:20

So let me get this straight? If you already have the app but it wasn't purchased through the Mac App store you have to buy the app again in order to continue using it?


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1118.9.2011 21:13

Serves all the Apple fan boy chumps right. That's what happens when you support this evil company. Go ahead, keep giving Apple your money....I for one will not. I've never purchased an Apple product in the past and I never will. The ironic thing is Apple users like to think they're smarter than others...not. If you were smarter, you'd see right through Apples BullS**T

I swear, Steve Jobs could take a dump in the backyard, put it on a plate, stamp it with a half bitten Apple and these brainwashed morons would think it's the second coming of Christ!

1219.9.2011 9:02

Surely this can't be true! WTF! do Apple think they are?!


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1316.2.2012 22:56

Originally posted by brian480:

I swear, Steve Jobs could take a dump in the backyard, put it on a plate, stamp it with a half bitten Apple and these brainwashed morons would think it's the second coming of Christ!
Actually, that would be Apple's newest offering called the TurdPod.

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