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Authored by: robg on Jul 10, '08 11:54:57AM

You're *all* misunderstanding me, though maybe I wasn't clear enough.

Buy with a shopping cart *is* checked in my preferences. Always. And it's always the first thing I check after an upgrade, having been burned in the past. It's still checked now, I just confirmed.

But the App Store *ignores that setting* and simply buys whatever you click on. That was the whole point of this tip: the prefs setting is irrelevant.

-rob.



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Authored by: frgough on Jul 10, '08 12:01:38PM

I understood you perfectly.

My point is that in iTunes, when you activate the shopping cart, all your buy now buttons change to Add to Cart buttons. Except for the App store, where the buttons continue to read Buy App.

So, yes, the shopping cart setting didn't stick. But you should also have had a flag go up when you saw that the button in the App store DIDN'T say Add to Cart.



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Authored by: robg on Jul 10, '08 12:20:32PM

OK, I misunderstood you :). No such flag went up, though, because buying thousands of songs over the years have ingrained the behavior that click does not equal buy. Today, I must unlearn all that behavior!

thanks;
-rob.



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Authored by: frgough on Jul 10, '08 12:05:27PM

And the reason this is an issue is because you're blaming Apple for the fact that you didn't read the button before you clicked it.

Just suck it up and say: the shopping cart feature doesn't work with the App store, and I got burned because I wasn't paying attention and so didn't notice the button for the App store said "Buy App" instead of "Add to cart."

Nobody's going to hold it against you; we're all pretty jazzed about the App store.



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Authored by: robg on Jul 10, '08 12:22:52PM

This is, I promise, a 100% honest answer: I saw that the button said Buy. But I also knew my prefs were set to use the cart. My bad was assuming the prefs overrode the button. Clearly that's not the case; the button overrides the prefs.

I know that now, and won't be buying anything else without it clearly being my intention to buy :). But my mistake had nothing to do with excitement over the store, and everything to do with not thinking it'd really ignore my desired behavior as set in the prefs.

-rob.



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Authored by: frgough on Jul 10, '08 01:27:42PM

Yeah, that's an understandable mistake to make. But there wasn't just the teeniest amount of App store excitement involved?



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Authored by: robg on Jul 10, '08 03:26:46PM

Well, to be honest, it was more App Store angst, given I had to delete all 30 third-party apps on my hacked 1.1.3 iPhone to try it out :)

-rob.



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Authored by: mantrid on Jul 11, '08 05:27:27AM

Don't give in to this <rude person>.

Go to the Mac section of apple.com. Pick a model of computer. Click the "Buy Now" button, and what does it do? It certainly doesn't make an automatic purchase. Apple has used the "Buy Now" button on their site for years without literally meaning to purchase immediately.

If the store is ignoring the shopping cart option and making purchases immediate, it is broken and Apple should fix it, plain and simple. Until they do, this tip is a good "heads up".

By implying that the mistake is the customer's and not Apple's, the poster with the rude handle is just being a fanboy.



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Authored by: frgough on Jul 11, '08 07:08:19AM

Robg and I were having actually a pretty amiable conversation, that, for some reason, you decided to take offense against. Go figure.




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