Back in 2014, a federal court approved an antitrust settlement brought against the tech company over the price-fixing of e-books. The settlement stipulated Apple pay out $400 million to customers — and, just this March, the Supreme Court rejected Apple’s appeal. So now they’re paying out.
Who’s Getting a Rebate?
The settlement resulted in credits for qualifying Kindle books purchased between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. They’re available as of today and expire June 24, 2017. Per an email Amazon is sending out to customers receiving a rebate:
According to a press release from consumer-rights class-action law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, consumers are receiving a $6.93 credit for every e-book which was a New York Times bestseller, and a $1.57 credit for other e-books.
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Amazon has a FAQ sheet on its website that provides more details. Per the FAQ, the credits can be put toward any item purchased through Amazon.com, except Amazon gift cards or certain subscriptions.
It’s been a big month for consumer rebates. Just last week, Ticketmaster started depositing free ticket vouchers and discount codes into customer accounts, also as part of a class action settlement.
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