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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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    dave, 26 Jun 2009 @ 5:42pm

    It depends

    If it is printed on the card "all songs are $0.99" (or something along those lines), then the buyer of the card would be reasonable to assume that all songs are $0.99.

    I don't have one of these cards, but it's my understanding that the card explicitly says this (that songs ARE $0.99, and movies/videos ARE $1.99 or higher). Unless there is some fine print saying that prices may change, IMO this won't be trivially tossed by a judge (of course, it depends on jurisdiction/judge).

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