Legal Issues

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, 28 Jun 2009 @ 12:47am

    Re: Re: Re: David vs Goliath

    Apple is willing to give them exactly what they paid for... songs valued at the cost of the gift card. There is a dollar cost printed right there on the card, on every one. If it also gives a handy reference to the current cost of a song and give you an easy way (for the math challenged) to figure out how many songs your gift card should purchase at said pricing... that is a courtesy.

    Only a fool purchases gift cards and assumes the price of merchandise will never change before they use them. The gift card value has not changed, the product you desire to trade the card for did.

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