I downloaded the free version of Smurf Village with my phone via negotiation with Kenzie, I’d let her pick out a game that I later realized was kind of violent and so this was a compromise to eliminate the other game without debate…didn’t know I’d get hooked.
So I’m not THAT hooked, I wouldn’t dream of investing in it, so back to being all Smurfed Up about the game though, at one point I put my phone down to help clean up a mess the kiddo’s made, and while I was doing so my sweet little Hazel (almost 2) toddled over to the table and was looking at my phone. I thought it was cute then took the phone and my eyes got a little bigger…it looked different! She was looking at a screen for purchasing “Smurfberries” that I hadn’t even seen before! I went back to the game and saw that I had like, 375 more berries than I had previously(!!).
I navigated back to the smurfberry purchase page to assess the damage, I couldn’t find any kind of receipt or anything but it looked like she could buy a bushel of 250 and of 125 “Smurfberries” which I figured came to about $35…
Soon after I tweeted:
Then tonight I was catching up on the tweets of the day and saw that I got a reply:
I went to her post and it cracked me up! Her damage was bigger than mine but wow, guess this has been going on for a while!
I saw she mentioned turning off the In-App Purchases which took me a while to figure out (see how-to do this HERE) and now I’m hopefully safe from any more spontaneous smurfberry purchases…
We will see!
How about you? Have you gotten in a smurf about any of these “In-App Purchases”?
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