Some lenses/flashes/films no longer available?

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Sometimes we release limited-edition paks (such as the Dali Museum GoodPak, the Levi's Holiday GoodPak, and the Fashion FreePak). Items in these paks are only available for a limited time. This currently includes the Salvador 84 lens, the Melodie lens, the DreamCanvas film, and other items.

While they are currently unavailable, there is always the possibility that we may bring them back someday in another limited-edition capacity. Stay posted to the HipstaMart and to our Facebook page for news and announcements!

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Matt Cook, Champion

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This is a great candidate for a Sticky... =)
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Becki Gilbert

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I want the Levi package, I missed it (actually right before my time) Will it be offered again soon? I want it...

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I missed the levi app- I want it....
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Craig Cockerill

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So you guys are going to re-release the Mac and Milk pack right? I desperately wanted that case, but alas, Verizon iPhone.
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Logan Rollins

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i HAD the Mac and Milk pac and had to restore my phone and now it is GONE, how do i fix this, as i understood it was limited i downloaded it the day it came out.
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I'm with you bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently had to rebuild my iphone completely. As I reinstalled Hipstamatic I noticed that
ALL FreePaks I ever loaded were gone. Restoring my purchases only brought back the
Paks & Lenses I actually paid for, but it seems that it is not possible to restore those nice
free stuff. Some of the free "limited" lenses were pretty nice...I would even pay for them
to get all them back!

So why there is no way? Why does hipstamatic not sell this stuff?
Why all this "free limited" downloads. I already paid for all non-free-stuff,
I purchased the limited stuff in time and now hipsta treats me like this?
Well, I gotta say that is pretty awful!

Please give me/us the freestuff back somehow!

greetz
-c-
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Alana Levitch

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Same! So irritating!!!
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Antonio Reople

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same here !
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I had another thread inquiring about the possibility of getting the previously limited edition paks re-released for a limited time for the Verizon accounts. And it's been DELETED! Since I got my VZW iPhone I bought everything available including the new SoHo pack (which btw did not download the Chunky lens).

I'm beyond disappointed. Perhaps I'm mistaken and this system purges threads automatically albeit I'm thinking that may not be so.
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I'm assuming the limited offering is to generate interest & sales. Maybe you could offer it for a limited time at a great price, and then future sales at a more expensive price. It's a big bummer to miss out on a hipsta offering. Remember some of us joined the movement recently and missed out on earlier offerings.
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My thread about this issue was also deleted - I don't mind at all because mine included some things that the developers definitely wouldn't want posted on here.

It would be nice to have the limited edition paks made available again though :)
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Shashinka Ichiban

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BJ: The limited time offer paks were sponsored by galleries and non-profit foundations supporting their causes. They were donation driven for their specific causes.
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jack

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Well why the hell not keep these packs available and continue to donate to said causes? That actually seems like the more charitable thing to do, no?
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Yesterday I posted in another thread under "Problems" regarding signing in on my account, and I included this mini-rant:

"I'm having problems downloading Soho & Levi's paks (yes, Levi's is showing in my store again!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I can't purchase it!!!!!!). For Soho it says I'm in sandbox mode, which means my phone is jailbroken. While yes, my phone is, I actually fully purchased this app and all the paks I own, and I'm not keen on uninstalling the app in case I lose the Dali pak (which I also bought).
If you guys can tell if we're running an unpurchased vs purchased app, why make us go through the rigamarole of having to uninstall and reinstall everything?!? I do love this app and don't want to lose anything on it, hence why I'm so frustrated right now."

And now I'm just posting an update this morning, copying it here because it's more relevant to this thread: I was able to download Soho because I was shown as no longer being in Sandbox mode, and it's not because I followed the tip on the HipstamaticApp site's FAQ's about uninstalling AppSync, etc. As far as I was concerned, it wasn't worth the risk of messing up other apps I have through the jailbreak AND potentially losing the Dali pak (which I did purchase and would be gutted if I lost it) just to download a new pak. I did try just updating to the latest release of AppSync through Cydia, and that didn't fix it either, so I left it for the rest of the day to see if it would perhaps sort itself out, which it did when I checked this morning. The common denominator here appears to be when a Hipstamatic update is released, the Levi's Pak appears in the store again (under Featured Camera Gear), and the button to buy it is there, but because it won't connect to iTunes to purchase it (because we shouldn't be able to), it screws it up for any other paks one may want to buy. And sure enough, this morning, the Levi's pak was noticeably vacant from the shop and when I clicked to buy the Soho pak, it did not show the same Sandbox error, and let me proceed with the purchase!!

To give some praise, I'm quite pleased that after downloading the Soho pak, that in my camera gear it did not double-up on the Chunky lens, as I had managed to get that one through the freepak download... which I then saw in a comment above that someone downloaded the Soho pak but did not receive the Chunky lens, which is a bit naughty really as it is shown as being part of the pak. For those who missed the Mac & Milk download, the Soho pak is a way for them to get the lens and a case extremely similar to the M&M one, just without the black accents & logo on the front (which to be honest I'm not all that bothered with the M&M case because the Soho pak's Mr Bling one is nearly identical).

Which then gave me an idea about the Levi's pak. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who would really like to add the Melodie lens to our camera gear and is not overly fussed about the red white & green plaid camera case (which for the holidays is nice but we're 10 months away from that now). Is it possible for that lens to be re-released in another new HipstaPak, perhaps containing a new film that complements the lens and makes really nice pictures?? The way I look at it, yes, it was a limited time thing and it drives your customers nuts that they can't get their hands on it now, but ultimately, by charging for these paks, you guys are making money on it, so it's a win-win situation: your users get the gear they want for a nominal charge, and you guys are making a profit, and potentially getting new customers as your current ones show how amazing this app is to friends & family!! Just saying, a little can go a long way. =)

Thanks!!
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Nicely put Kate. I don't like the fact that I had to pay for something that looks the same - minus the Milk and MAC logo which makes it slightly different. SIGH. I wish they would make all the lenses available it makes more sense especially for the people that are new to Hipstimatic!!!
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day_one_fan

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I wanna have the melodie lens!!!!! <3
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Lohan Hung

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So we can respect Levi and Dali pack available in few days?
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Faizah AliyyahL

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the problem is, some of those limited packs were not free. hence, it was a paid. why should i download or maybe purchase again (the new version) the thing i already bought? and if i can't restore for what i already bought, i think i should get my money back.

hey, some packs are only just 99cents, but it was really perfect. its just sad, cause i think i was ripped-off. :(
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Faizah AliyyahL

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the problem is, some of those limited packs were not free. hence, it was a paid. why should i download or maybe purchase again (the new version) the thing i already bought? and if i can't restore for what i already bought, i think i should get my money back.

hey, some packs are only just 99cents, but it was really perfect. its just sad, cause i think i was ripped-off. :(
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You can always restore purchases you've already made, regardless of whether or not they're currently available. Simply tap the "Restore Purchases" button in the Hipstamart Downloads screen, and everything you bought -- including Dali, Melodie, and all other limited Paks we might ever make -- will be restored to you.
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Thanks for that reply. I came on here looking for some info on getting everything I had on my iPad 2 onto my new iPad. Both retro paks (including the wonderful Dali lens and film) as well as a few others did not show up. I was on the verge of a major freak as the main reason I bought the new iPad is to acquire some better resolution for the photos taken with the Hipstamatic. Now that I have that blazing 5MP camera I can at least get photos that look more resolute. (way better than with a .92 MP sensor)

Anyway, it all worked out and I just smiled as it all loaded. Thanks for a great product. I of course (along with everyone here I'm sure) would like to see more and more and more. Great imagination going into everything and it really makes photography even more addictive than it already was for me. Now if you could only talk Apple into realizing that many people out there want a Photo version of the iPad that has a camera worthy of the current time we live in. We need more megapixels and something along the lines of a Zeiss lens. The fact is, the Hipstamatic films and lenses look even more extraordinary with more resolution.

If Apple won't do it or prefers to drip it out over 10 years, then I hope some other company, or Synthetic will build the ultimate digital view camera.
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I can confirm what Josh said... The last time I switched phones, I re-downloaded Hipstamatic (using the same App Store ID I used when I initially purchased the app), and when I "Restored Purchases", *all* my previously-downloaded packs were restored, even the ones that were at one time free (but were no longer free), as well as the "limited edition" packs that had expired.

Bottom line seems to be that everything you purchase or download is recorded against your App Store ID, and this serves as a record of what to Restore, even if those items are no longer available to newcomers. If you purchased or downloaded something, and that item is *not* Restored, it's a bug and should be reported.

Make sense?
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Makes perfectly sense, but I (and severa other users)'m unable to restore the Dali's Pack after crashing my old iPhone and buying a new one. All others pack get restored fined.
I would love to report a bug (if my fractured english allows me too), but where ? Here ?
Done !

Cheers
Monique
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As a Verizon user, I'd love for the GoodPaks to make a second lap so I could have access to them now that I actually have an iPhone.
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Andrea Fitch

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Please reissue for the Verizon iPhone peeps new to all this. :)
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@josh and matt: i did that for the 20th time, but still... no dali. i asked my brother to email my concern, i posted here at support and on the wall, i did all the suggestions and comments but still... nada. :(

sorry if i got a little off-topic from the thread. sorry so much.
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Faiza - someone with a similar issue to yours solved it by first trying WiFi as opposed to the phone's 3G connection... when that did not work, they actually DISABLED WiFi and tried again, and they were able to get the pack via 3G! According to the devs, network flakiness does not necessarily get solved by using WiFi - sometimes the 3G connection is actually better. Go figure... So, sounds like the "fix" may be as simlpe as either trying the download again via a different WiFi connection, OR by disabling WiFi and trying from a different 3G area. Just somehting to consider trying... Good luck!!
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I have the exact same thing should have checked the thread before I posted a new one. Tried Matt's 3G trick and I can see the Dali pak trying to load in the background but then it just gives up and flies away.
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@Faizah - If reloading the app and Restoring didn't work I'm stuck too. =) Seems like form other threads that you're not the only person who lost access to Dali after a restore/reload. It worked for *me* and for most of the people I talk to, but obviously there's some minority still having issues. I'm sure the devs read threads in here and have this on their issues list, so tjhe best thing is just to keep shooting with the lenses you have and check in every week or so - if they publish a fix, they'll announce it here. I'd also try re-Restoring any time they push out a new Hipsta version, as I'm sure they have a record of you "owning" the Dali pack on your App Store ID.
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@Faizah - Finally, make sure you're signed in under the iTunes account that purchased the Dali lens, and that you're using the correct password. If your phone is used by multiple people you might be signed in under the incorrect iTunes account, or sometimes you just get signed out anyway.
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Definitely would love the Dali Museum pak! It was available before I had an iphone and I see so many great pictures with it.
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Katy, keep the faith. It's gonna happen someday.
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Jeff Davis

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PLEASE BRING BACK LIMITED EDITION PACKS!!!
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JuliaK

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please let me buy everything that is no more available! i'll pay for it! please!!
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Please, bring back Dali's Pack!!!!!!!