My Free published App shows up in the App store with a Buy button?


  • I have an application that is in the Store as a free App.  For some customers and myself, the publisher, the Store page shows a Buy button and not Install button?  When I click on "Buy", assuming it just wont charge me, it asks me to login with my Live credentials and then shows a page with "This application is no longer available?"

    My Application is specific to Windows 8.1 and I am using a VM with 8.1 64bit to visit the store and download.  Others experiencing it appear to have the problem using windows 8.1 on a native PC.

    Is this a bug in the store or is it a compatibility issue?

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:48 AM


  • Replying to my own question as I have found the answer.  My App is regionally set to be available in Australia and New Zealand.  My Windows application has the region set to US.  For some reason the App store can find the APP, puts a Buy button up and then says "This application is no longer available".   

    So I recon thats a Bug in the app store.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:53 AM

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