Apple is reimbursing me $1 Million!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Grimace, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    I was charged an extra ~$14 on an order by (Apple's) mistake. When I called to inquire, they looked into it, apologized, and said that they would actually refund me $20 to make things right. But, here is the email that I got from Apple:

    Dear Apple Customer,

    Thank you for contacting Apple.

    At your request, Apple will issue a $999,999.99 credit and send it to
    your credit-card company within five business days. Please contact your
    credit-card company if you have questions about when the credit will be
    posted to your account.

    Sincerely,

    Apple Online Store Team

    Answers to many post-sales questions can be found at the Apple Store
    Customer Service website:
    <http://www.apple.com/support/store>



    Sweet. Now I can buy something reeeeeally nice! :p I'm sure the reimbursement won't actually go through that way, but I still thought it was amusing!
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You could buy I am Rich x1000 if you really wanted :)
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    ROFL.

    If the money is credited to your account, email sjobs@apple.com, they never read those things, then if the police knock at the door you can prove that you did tell Apple but they never responded :)
     
  5. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to see that my credit card has a -$999,999 balance.
     
  6. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    holy smokes~!! I wish Apple over charged me too :eek: <gets out credit card and clicks on Apple Online Store, buy Apple socks> now over charge me!

    Grimace: what are you going to do? Keep the money or tell them they made a mistake?

    Or could it be some Apple employee is just effing around with you?

    edit: They over charged you $14 but were gonna give you $20? And then they give you a million? I'm wondering if even the managers are authorized to approve such refunds, I mean how often does Apple reimburse even half that much money?

    Or are you effing with us GrimacE?
     
  7. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, just put bad grammar in the subject and type a message like "hi jobz, u gave me a million dollars! haha kthxbai.".

    If this does go through, you are one lucky person. Be glad you put your unwanted change in the tip jar. ;)
     
  8. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Lmao, please do follow up with this story ok? :p
     
  9. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    If you were a newbie I would cry foul so fast..... I don't know what to believe anymore!!
     
  10. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll send the same template to the bank. And it'll be a small country bank like mine where they can't count.:eek::eek:
     
  11. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, I'm not :)

    It isn't a rumor or some sort of product speculation, just an interesting typo. If I actually get credited the amount, I'll wait 60 days and buy MacRumors from Arn. :p
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    Cluck, cluck. cluck...
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Funny typo.

    Please let us know if it goes through.
     
  14. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    If you do get the money...will you buy me a new iPod? :eek:

    As for Macrumors, i think its worth over a million...:eek:
     
  15. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Probably not, and it probably is!

    $1M would show up on Apple's books pretty quickly so I don't give it much of a chance, but you never know what a company will do for a higher customer service rating! :)
     
  16. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    You guys do know that it wasn't a typo, right? It's a form field that didn't get filled in properly. No telling how many of these actually went out; I'm sure that the OP is not the only one.:rolleyes: Everybody makes mistakes.:p
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    No, I figured someone sat there and entered that number. ;) :p :D

    I just used the term typo as an analogy. Maybe not a good one.

    Now that you mention it, I wonder how many went out.
     
  18. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  19. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Enough for a song off iTunes!
     
  20. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    Ha. Funny.

    OP, definitely post updates to this when you get the chance.
     
  21. daze macrumors 6502

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  23. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    almost:eek:? lol
     
  24. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    Wrong - they'd be over that one pretty quickly.
     
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