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I Am Rich iPhone Application Makes You Poor

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Here’s your funny iPhone App Store “story” of the day if you haven’t heard about it already. Turns out recently there was an application called “I Am Rich” in the App Store selling for the bargain basement price of–get ready–$999.99! The program was created by Armin Heinrich and features a “secret mantra” that “may help you stay rich, healthy, and successful.”

The app description reads: “The red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all.”

Now here’s where it gets funny. Turns out some dude accidentally PURCHASED the application and is trying to get his money back! Check out his account of the situation and tell me if you think it’s real. Do you think he should get his money back?? I think someone should create an app called “I Am Poor” to help the needy fellow. πŸ™‚



I am Rich makes you Poor

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  • Brian

    How come this is only going up now? The Apps already been removed from iTunes, and LA times says the guy sold 8 copies of the application. Which is crazy.

  • Brian

    How come this is only going up now? The Apps already been removed from iTunes, and LA times says the guy sold 8 copies of the application. Which is crazy.

  • T

    yo shit that means he made 8 grand! remove that ish for real!!!!!!!!!! of course the guy should get his money back, that is messed up.

  • T

    yo shit that means he made 8 grand! remove that ish for real!!!!!!!!!! of course the guy should get his money back, that is messed up.

  • Brian: I wanted to wait a day just for you! πŸ˜‰

    But yeah, just amazing what people will buy…just hilarious…pretty cool idea for an app though!

  • Brian: I wanted to wait a day just for you! πŸ˜‰

    But yeah, just amazing what people will buy…just hilarious…pretty cool idea for an app though!

  • Philip

    OMG Why on earth apple don’t warn people when they buy something expensive?

    They should add the option to itune to allow users to set a limit on how much they are willing to spend per item! Its Apples fault to allow this to happen, I feel sorry for those poor guys who bought it by accident!

  • Philip

    OMG Why on earth apple don’t warn people when they buy something expensive?

    They should add the option to itune to allow users to set a limit on how much they are willing to spend per item! Its Apples fault to allow this to happen, I feel sorry for those poor guys who bought it by accident!

  • Squirmy

    He was aware of the price. He should definitely pay. But really, who cares.

  • Squirmy

    He was aware of the price. He should definitely pay. But really, who cares.

  • Chris Kalan

    Hmmm…. look at the upper left corner of the iPhone screenshot – it has the at&t logo, not just the name AT&T. Weird…

  • Chris Kalan

    Hmmm…. look at the upper left corner of the iPhone screenshot – it has the at&t logo, not just the name AT&T. Weird…

  • Brian

    Well, you have to click “Buy” then “Install” to install the item from the AppStore, which means two actions. Then you have to enter your password.

    Apparently this guy had “One-Click” setup, but I’m still betting the device would have asked for your password. In which case, the guy is an idiot.

    This guy should be forced to pay. To learn his lesson for being an idiot. Does he go on eBay and do this? “Oh someone is selling a Porsche for $50,000. Must be a joke, I’ll bid.” =/

    @iPhone Fan: Thanks πŸ˜€ I feel special now πŸ™‚

  • Brian

    Well, you have to click “Buy” then “Install” to install the item from the AppStore, which means two actions. Then you have to enter your password.

    Apparently this guy had “One-Click” setup, but I’m still betting the device would have asked for your password. In which case, the guy is an idiot.

    This guy should be forced to pay. To learn his lesson for being an idiot. Does he go on eBay and do this? “Oh someone is selling a Porsche for $50,000. Must be a joke, I’ll bid.” =/

    @iPhone Fan: Thanks πŸ˜€ I feel special now πŸ™‚

  • Huh…the iTunes shopping cart only works on songs, you can’t put apps in your shopping cart, apps are all 1-click. I found that out on some free apps, fortunately.

    I’m glad Apple removed this junk from the store, it makes everyone look bad: the dev, the buyer, Apple, the Internet (for folks who don’t trust e-commerce, etc).

  • Huh…the iTunes shopping cart only works on songs, you can’t put apps in your shopping cart, apps are all 1-click. I found that out on some free apps, fortunately.

    I’m glad Apple removed this junk from the store, it makes everyone look bad: the dev, the buyer, Apple, the Internet (for folks who don’t trust e-commerce, etc).

  • Bud Colby

    after reading what the developer had to say, i think apple should return the app to the app store. I saw this app the other day, had a good laugh, and saw it for what it was. The developer had a good reason for why it should remain and what the app was for. The app was designed for those that are wealthy enough to purchase the app, and wish to advertise that they are.

    He had the idea that he could profit from the app (for what it is), and I say that I wish I had the idea, and the ability to program. I say, let him profit from those that are so inclined to flaunt thier wealth.

  • Bud Colby

    after reading what the developer had to say, i think apple should return the app to the app store. I saw this app the other day, had a good laugh, and saw it for what it was. The developer had a good reason for why it should remain and what the app was for. The app was designed for those that are wealthy enough to purchase the app, and wish to advertise that they are.

    He had the idea that he could profit from the app (for what it is), and I say that I wish I had the idea, and the ability to program. I say, let him profit from those that are so inclined to flaunt thier wealth.

  • Jeff

    Why should this guy get his money back? He is an idiot for buying it. I say put the app back adn let more stupid people buy it. These people should be removed from the gene pool.

  • Jeff

    Why should this guy get his money back? He is an idiot for buying it. I say put the app back adn let more stupid people buy it. These people should be removed from the gene pool.

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