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Sound off about the digital comic store here.
To start a conversation, I think I'm in trouble:
Aparrently, I can't use the money in my iTunes account to get comics.
Tell me I'm not alone here.
The Comixology app has always been terrible. I am amazed they stay in business honestly. I've had comics refuse to download, yet the app won't give an error message. And their tech support was unable to offer the slightest bit of help. This change doesn't surprise me.
Note that this only affects the Apple versions, the Android versions let you use paypal to pay so you can still buy from the app directly. The Apple version doesn't because Apple doesn't allow purchase through other means than Itunes because, well, Apple. And since I use the android version and hate giving money to the Google Play store, Yay!
edited 26th Apr '14 7:35:54 PM by Ghilz
My comics downloaded just fine for me.
I never had a problem in the slightest.
How the heck am I suppose to buy comics now?! I was all prepped to score myself All-New Doop #1 when it goes on discount next month!
But now? What am I gonna do? It's not like I can take a portion of my iTunes account money and move it to my comixology account, can I?
Also, "Yay"? Really? That's just cold. Picture yourself in my position, man! How'd you feel if this thing affected only Android devices? The least you could do is show some sympathy, man!
Those A-Holes better have a plan for Apple users. note Those jerks.
edited 26th Apr '14 8:36:03 PM by TargetmasterJoe
Well looking at whats in the reddit thread, this move would give comic creator more money (Since Comixology splits 50-50 with the publisher, and Apple took 30% before that split happens. With Apple cut out, maybe Comixology can use the extra money to make their servers not suck, and comic creators can enjoy more cash.)
you can still buy off their website on your device, just don't use the app to make purchases meanwhile.
...Why do you give I Tunes money for goods it has not given you yet? Is this an apple thing? Why would money be stuck in your itunes account? Are those gift cards?
edited 26th Apr '14 9:27:10 PM by Ghilz
Yes, it's gift cards. In fact, it's always gift cards.
Granted, you do make a valid point about the thing with the 50-50 thing.
But still, how am I even suppose to pay for comics or add money to my comixology account?
Also, that reddit says that the whole "not being able to buy comics using money from your itunes account" hurts a lot. It even uses the phrase "hurts a lot". Word for word.
Aw geez. This is heavy…
I use the android app sometimes, but mostly for the free stuff. Its not bad, though For actual reading otherwise supplied comics i do prefer Perfect Viewer.
Though yesterday i got a 5 dollar coupon, so i might take a look around
edited 27th Apr '14 6:55:54 AM by 3of4
I got a $5 coupon too, and I used it to score A+X #5, mainly for Doop. I've also been meaning to score All-New Doop #1, but I'm probably going to wait until after the price drop next month. (I'm really starting to grow a fascination for Doop for some reason.)
I'll probably use mine for the first issue of the new Dresden Files comic in june.
So am I only one confused that there are comixology original comics apparently?
Why would that be confusing? They are ones that Comixology itself publishes.
It's not that confusing. Besides, for people who don't us comixology, the web-original series (at least the Marvel and DC ones) eventually get collected in the trades, so both set's of people are happy.
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