If the checkout page still lists a price, then you were buying it for 14 dollars..
If it was free then it wouldn't show a price...
It's possible the store has yet yo be properly updated to reflect that the game is free to ps+ members
The problem with that statement is, it absolutely IS listed as free. Even in within the game description it says "This item is available as a free download for PlayStation Plus users." There was a whole lot that was confusing and misleading. Good news is, I just got off the phone with customer support, seems I was able to get a refund. So for those of you reading this thread in despair, there's hope for you yet!
Samantha C.: Hi, my name is Samantha C.. How may I help you?
*****: Hi. I am a PS plus member and just downloaded Don't Starve and was charged for it
*****: The game states it is free for PS Plus members
Samantha C.: I see, ***. I'd be happy to look into this for you today.
*****: It looks like I am not the only one having the issue http://forums.naughtydog.com/t5/PlayStation-Plus-S
*****: Thank you
Samantha C.: We can go ahead and set up a refund request for. I do want to advise you that According to the PlayStation Network User Agreement all sales made on the PlayStation Network are final, so I cannot guarantee a refund will be processed. If your refund request is granted, all funds will be returned to your PSN wallet.
*****: The game clearly states "free for PS Plus users" though, so that would still be applicable to the user agreement?
*****: Also, how long will the refund take?
*****: Don’t Starve (PS4)
Free for PS Plus members
PlayStation Plus Update 1-6-2014 Don’t Starve: Console Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.
Samantha C.: That is the terms and services. We can definitely set up the refund request for review. Please allow 2-4 weeks for your request to be processed, you will be notified via email regarding our decision. If your refund request is granted, all funds will be returned to your PSN wallet within 3-5 business days of email notification.
***** LOL 2-4 weeks
***** Do you agree that PSN should not have charged me for this game?
Samantha C.: I know that the game is free for PS Plus, however, we can set up this refund request for you if you would like.
***** Yes, please do.
***** If you agree that it is free, how come you are making it sound like there is a chance I won't get refunded?
***** : Since this is an error on PSN's part and now I won't get my money for 2-4 weeks.. is there anything you can do for me?
***** : And also since I may not possibly get refunded
Samantha C.: Unfortunately, at this time this is all that we can do.
Well, it looks like we may "possibly" get our money back in 2-4 weeks.
I'm new to purchasing things on PSN and PS Plus. I just assumed that I would not be charged, despite what it says at the end since the game states that it is free to PS Plus users.
I was charged for Don't Starve even though the price said Free for Plus members. I went into it and just clicked for it to download and I was emailed saying they added funds to my wallet. I'm happy to be back to Playstation since being a X360 owner for 7 years, but maybe there's something I'm not aware of since I wasn't primarily a PS3 player? I have Plus and I've activated my PS4 as the primary. Is there something I need to do on top of that? And does the store's Plus section always try to sell you Plus even if you have it or is that odd too? Thanks in advance to anyone who helps me.
The store doesn't fully update until late in the day.
So they may have updated where it says the game was free, but didn't remove the actual cost yet.
My suggestion? For future use, NEVER download PS+ games on Tuesdays. Just download them on Wednesdays, after the update is already through (PS Store updates every Tuesday at some random time)
That way you can avoid these issues.