Friday, August 08, 2008

I Am Rich

No, I didn't win the lottery (I don't even play, and you can't win if you don't play).

Evidently, some developer created an application for Apple's new AppStore called "I Am Rich".  He charged $999.99 for it - the maximum amount allowed.  All it does is show a glowing red ruby.  That's it.  The best part?  Eight people bought it before Apple took it down.

See the full article in the LA times here.


oraclenerd said...

I understand Apple taking it down, but I definitely wouldn't label it a scam of any kind.

Just people being lazy and not reading the description...

Though if my wife had bought it (by accident of course), I would be screaming it's a scam. ;)

Scott said...

I agree - it's like the people who posted the iPhone box for sale on eBay - and CLEARLY stated that there is NO PHONE - JUST A BOX. Despite that, people bid it up to over $400.

You can only do so much to protect stupid people...

- Scott -