Anyone get Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement money?

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  1. steve knight Suspended

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    I think I read too much I got a whopping 148.00 totally unexpected. man time for more books. well I thinkI will get my wife the portable alexa the tap then she can have a more useful bluetooth speaker.
     
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    How'd they notify you?
     
  3. steve knight thread starter Suspended

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    just got a email from amazon. one from barns and noble but I never bought much from them and can't even find the login info.
     
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    I got a whopping $1.57. I buy most of my books paperback though.
     
  5. steve knight thread starter Suspended

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    I was surprised but I only buy ebooks now I am spoiled and audio books for work library and audible and Amazon months subscription.
     
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    Crooked Apple being compelled to fess up and pay.
     
  7. ChrisWB macrumors 6502

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    I received an email this morning stating that I'd receive $11 in store credit from the settlement. It was a bit of a surprise.
     
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    I got about $19 considering I rarely buy eBooks I was a bit surprised that it was that much.
     
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    Got a letter. I must have overlooked the amount.

    I'm also spoiled and only read ebooks now.
     
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    I got a nice little bit of money too. It was based on the books you bought (and not the actual amount you spent) - NYT bestsellers were $6.93 and some other books were $1.57 a piece. Considering that Amazon puts these up for $0.99-3.99 a lot, you could have easily gotten more back than you spent to begin with. Ridiculous.
     
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    I got a whopping $10.11. But hey, I'll take it. Nice little surprise email.

    Granted, it's an anti-trust suit and the credit is given as an Amazon gift card :rolleyes:

    (To be honest I have no idea what this settlement was about...)
     
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    Life would be easier if it didn't act crooked to begin with.
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    People are free to look it up if they wish to do so.
     
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  17. steve knight thread starter Suspended

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    well I am sure someone here will share one with you :D
     
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    I got $18.57. Can someone please explain to me, in terms a child who speaks English as a second language, how a lawsuit against Apple gets me an Amazon credit when I've never bought a single ebook from Apple?
     
  19. steve knight thread starter Suspended

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    ya me too never bought one from apple. I think apple causes the prices to be inflated across the board. but
     
  20. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    Short explanation with links to longer explanation here -- http://www.macworld.com/article/308...nt-payments-from-apple-price-fixing-case.html

    As far as I can tell, whatever you think of the settlement, you must accept the credit.
     
  21. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    $35 here, trying to find good movies that I don't already own. If Apple were to get hit on Apps or Movies, I'd probably have a few free years of Apple Music.
     
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    Who was the email from?

    If anything I've notice now that the price for paperbacks/ebooks are the highest they've ever been, and if this was something about price fixing, the three major sources I shop for ebooks at, Amazon, B&N, and Apple, their prices all mirrored each other, $9.99. With paperbacks, there used to be great potential to save on used books. With ebooks minus the cost of printing, they are overpricing because they can, even some books that are 10 years old. :(
     
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    Amazon.
     
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    Finally got the one with the price yesterday. A whopping $3.29. To be used only at Barnes and Noble. Great.
     

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