(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by Java Developer » Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:50:43 GMT


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 "So design games with replay value.   Randomize things, periodically
release
downloadable levels, whatever. "

In my opinion, this is a completely bogus statement for most games/
applications developed on this platform (minus organizations such as
EA Sports, etc.). The G1 is not a PS3. If I purchase an application in
the $1-$4 range I do not expect it to have the same "replay value" as
Grand Theft Auto.

Purchases at this dollar value are impulse buys, similar to the
"entertainment" magazines at the grocery store checkout. Once I finish
my "US Weekly" within an hour, can I get a refund? How about if I
bring it home, read it for 47 hours, then can I get a refund. How
about if I just wanted to steal articles from the magazine so i can
"develop my own magazine", then can I get a refund?

This whole policy is ridiculous, and I don't know why I continue to
care/post as it is obvious Google doesn't care...

Kevin








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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by Sundog » Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:54:30 GMT


 The answer can't be "so write a different type of application".
Certainly these are good strategies, but not suited to every kind of
game; seeing that type of game disappear from the market is not a
forward-thinking solution. Some people WANT these simple little games.





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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by inder » Tue, 24 Feb 2009 08:01:36 GMT


 i Stoyan,

You are right, your refund does seem to have happened after 24 hours.

As I understand section 3.4 of
http://www.android.com/us/developer-distribution-agreement.html
The developers agree to allow refunds with-in 48 hours, and buyers
have the option for the first 24 hours. May be you are running into a
bit of grace period.

Inder

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3.4 Special Refund Requirements. The Payment Processor standard
terms and conditions regarding refunds will apply except the following
terms apply to your distribution of Products on the Market.

Products that can be previewed by the buyer (such as ringtones and
wallpapers): No refund is required or allowed.
Products that cannot be previewed by the buyer (such as applications):
You authorize Google to give the buyer a full refund of the Product
price if the buyer requests the refund within 48 hours after purchase.



On Feb 23, 3:05pm, Stoyan Damov <stoyan.da...@gmail.com> wrote:
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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by madcoder » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:41:39 GMT


 'm really not looking forward to making any real money on Android, at
least not for some time to come.

"Once I finish my "US Weekly" within an hour, can I get a refund?"

Exactly. What about watching a movie that cost you $7.50? Do you get
a refund every time after watching it?

What about going to a restaurant, eating a big meal, licking the
plate, then asking the manager for a refund? Why? Who knows, you
just want a refund (other)!

I believe there should be demos and full apps in the market. It
shouldn't be too hard to do. If the user downloads the lite version
then buys the regular version, there should be a 1-2 hour refund
window (in case it doesn't work as promised). This is much better
than the 48 hours refund policy that allows people to have their cake
and not pay for it too.

I really wish Google would address this. They can look forward to a
very lackluster market if they don't.

I was disappointed with Google as a whole when I determined the
problems with the market, but now I realize it's just too big of a
company. It's like the federal government now. One hand doesn't know
what the other one is doing. And when one part tries to tell another
part of an existing problem, it gets filed in stack of paperwork (or
queues) waiting for it's turn to be addressed.

Like I said, I think it will be fixed, but in due time.

On Mar 2, 1:20pm, Inderjeet Singh <inder...@gmail.com> wrote:
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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by Semprebon » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 21:31:00 GMT


 It would be nice if some other pricing models were available (for
example, subscriptions), but I just don't see a "no returns" or even a
"no returns after 1 hour" model being very popular with users. I may
be wrong, but I don't think most people see these products as
consumables in the same way you do.




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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by Al Sutton » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 21:39:10 GMT


 I'm getting more and more tempted to open up paid-for apps on 
AndAppStore where all payments go directly to the developers account so 
they can set the T&Cs.

Would this be something people would be interested in?

Al.






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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by John Lauricella » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 00:25:23 GMT


 Is it possible to start a new discussion group for folks who promote their own 
products that compete with the Android Market, so we don't get this constant 
conflict-of-interest commentary on how bad the Google system is...
 



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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by Sena Gbeckor-Kove » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 22:17:38 GMT


 Personally I don't think its an issue. I think it should stay in here  
and android-discuss unless there is already a place for it.

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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by John Lauricella » Fri, 06 Mar 2009 00:51:12 GMT


 es, you are right, and I apologize to everybody who is contributing to this 
community, even if that contribution appears negative on the surface to those
of us who don't look too deep into it...I am only a fallible human myself, and
was irritated at other aspects of life when I wrote the below...Sorry again,
and keep up your various ways to push Android forward...John Lauricella


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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by Al Sutton » Fri, 06 Mar 2009 01:17:30 GMT


 ohn,

It was my post you responded to and, believe it or not, I valued your
response and stepped out of this thread to see what the general opinion was.

I do have a vested interest in seeing the bad points of Market brought
to light because these represent opportunities for AndAppStore, and I do
post comments and ideas which may highlight problems in Market to see
what the general feedback is to an idea (because after all there's no
point developing function X if nobody is going to use it). I can
understand that some people will see these as promotional material, but
I do get valuable feedback from that, even if it is finding out that
people really don't even want to consider the idea.

I hope this helps you understand where I'm coming from when I make posts
like that.

Al.

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(OT) Is the combination of Android Market and Google Checkout a joke?

by Justin Allen Jaynes » Fri, 06 Mar 2009 06:18:59 GMT


 ctually, it is off topic and should not be here.  Android-discuss would 
be okay, though.

This is a DEVELPER forum. Please keep to DEVELOPMENT topic. A quote
from the official description of the forum:

"This is the not the right place to discuss user issues (use
android-discuss for that)."

For a full description of the PROPER use of this form, and of the
android-discuss form, go to

http://developer.android.com/community

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