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by Mike Masnick

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fraud, gift cards, itunes, price change


Apple Sued Over Gift Cards That Claim $0.99 Per Song

from the do-they-want-to-get-paid-in-gift-cards? dept

As we all know, back in April, Apple changed its iTunes pricing policy so that not all songs are $0.99. Now, some are $1.29 (and somewhere, we're told, there are a few that are $0.69). However, Apple has now been sued by a couple who claims iTunes gift cards are misleading, because they were sold claiming that iTunes songs are $0.99. The lawsuit claims that this is fraud on Apple's part, but I have a pretty difficult time believing this case gets very far.

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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Jun 2009 @ 6:58pm

    Re: Re: Re: The frak?

    No, you can not sell a gift card saying "all the songs you want for $0.99" when it is "some of the songs you might want for $0.99, or more if we and the artist know you will pay more"

    Again, this is a timing issue and a stale vs fresh gift card issue. If the gift card were on say the Apple site and said "all our songs are $0.99" then it would be a credible claim. If however it set in a walgreens since christmas 2007 then maybe not so much, though it could be a valid case for the idiot who doesn't know how to use an ipod.

    Pretty much either a blatant case of apple not updating thier stuff, or someone making something out of nothing. Would be like sueing Sony over the TV you got in 2007 over not being HD compliant.

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