6-year-old's Huge Spending Spree

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    6-year-old's Huge Spending Spree

    Post by Twixie Hushimo on January 4th 2011, 9:43 pm

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/chicagocbs2-15750637/pop-ups-enticing-kids-to-spend-money-parents-say-23707317

    This is what happens when you give a 6 year old an iPod touch and don't watch her play until she knows what does and doesn't cost money, and what she can and can't do.
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    Post by Guest on January 4th 2011, 10:39 pm

    Here's a great idea: Don't give a six-year-old access to any form of money so they can't bankrupt you doing stupid crap on an iPod Touch.

    Here's an even better idea: Don't buy a six-year-old an iPod touch.

    Want a still better idea? Here's one: Don't buy any Apple products period. They're overly expensive, overrated, poorly programmed....
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    Re: 6-year-old's Huge Spending Spree

    Post by karkooshy on January 5th 2011, 8:50 am

    Those type of games disgust me.
    That's one of the main reasons I hate social networking xP

    Although, it's not right blaming it on apple. The creators of the app are the problem. 99$, you gotta be kidding me. >.<

    That is also why you shouldn't create accounts using credit cards...
    When I want to buy something from the iTunes store, I buy physical iTunes cards... you scratch the sticker and you get a code, put the code into your account and you get the money.
    If someone tries to trick you into bankruptcy, he can only take the money you have in your account, not more. i.e. developers won't have access to your bank account -_-


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    Re: 6-year-old's Huge Spending Spree

    Post by Shade on January 5th 2011, 11:48 am

    I'm not surprised, to be honest. Unless the six-year-old has an IQ to match the money he/she spent (and in this case, she doesn't).

    I mean, you can't blame the kid. When I was a six year old, I was dumb as hell (too dumb to be able to do this stuff).

    And these predatory companies are the ones I blame. It's just one of life's lessons to learn not to play these sort of games.
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    Re: 6-year-old's Huge Spending Spree

    Post by Bliz on January 19th 2011, 7:17 pm

    Well she is just a kid but the parents really should have monitored what their child was doing, regardless of spending.
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    Re: 6-year-old's Huge Spending Spree

    Post by Shade on January 21st 2011, 10:21 am

    FlyingCupcake wrote:Well she is just a kid but the parents really should have monitored what their child was doing, regardless of spending.

    I wonder how the parents would miss that sort of a spending spree, though.

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