Buying an item in the store and buying software online are 2 different things. And your wrong about that, i can easily go to say, futureshop, buy a computer, open it up, plug it in, dislike it, go back, and say, i want a refund, and they will give me it 100%. Aslong as everything is the way i bought it.
The difference there is that the computer itself is a physical product and usually any included software will only work with that computer, thus copying the software usually won't work quite right. Also, many places charge a restocking fee if a product has been opened and then returned.
With software, be it downloaded or bought on CD/DVD, refunds are more rare. If you own a CD/DVD and open it, then unless the disc is physically damaged before you bought it, you're stuck with it. If it's damaged, you can usually get a replacement disc (of the same software). Same with music and videos, once that disc is opened, it's yours to keep. The reason is very sensible, in that these products can be easily copied/duplicated and thus you can easily keep/use the product even if you've returned the original disc and gotten a refund. Not accusing you of doing that, just the obvious reason for it.
I will go to Paypal and request them to give me back my 50 dollars if i have to. Your not leaving me with any options here. I dont need the Mod. PERIOD. Im trying to be nice and get my point across.
Not at all, the requirement of paypal is dissatisfaction. Im not happy with my purchase so i want my money back. Its that simple.
With paypal you can pretty much always get a refund,
I don't think the original poster would get the refund from paypal, I have seen loads of instances where because the goods that was brought was intangible (i.e virtual and not physical) then they would side on the sellers of the compliant.
IPS can very easily argue and even post a link to this thread as evidence showing that the OP downloaded the product and was in receipt of goods before changing there mind, so they will side on IPS and not the OP.
As someone else pointed out, the PayPal policy isn't as simple as many people believe. I recently disputed a couple of charges for a service that I paid for. In the end, I got both refunds, as the received service was not as advertised and expected. I was also informed at that time that generally, refunds are harder to obtain when it's for a product/service bought outside of ebay. The reason being that ebay and PayPal are the same company and thus they can look up anything.
The way the dispute process works is that you open a dispute and then IPS gets a chance to respond to the issue. After trying to resolve the issue, you can escalate it to let PayPal make a decision on the issue. It's doubtful you'd get a refund once it's made clear that you could have used the demo and didn't. Additionally, you downloaded the product and it works as advertised (I have IP.Blog myself so I know) and the license agreement states that you can't get a refund. The deck is stacked against you. If you did somehow manage to get a refund, IPS could then go after you legally to get the money back. They could also go the route of affecting your credit or having a judgment placed against you (I forget how it works but basically, something that would show up on a credit report that you have an outstanding balance).
For me, I have each of the products to use for fun. I didn't buy any of them thinking, "OMG, with this, my site will be the most popular place on the internet!" nor did I buy any of them thinking that it would perform exactly as other sites.
I know you've said that you're going for the credit, but just thought I'd mention the above as its a common misconception that simply disputing a transaction will get you a refund, no questions asked.