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Apple's $100 store credit offer for iPhone buyers goes live

When Apple announced that it cut the price of the iPhone by $200 to $399, there were many irate customers yelling at their computer screens. The only people that seemed to be happy regarding the news were the people who wanted an iPhone, but were turned off by the $600 price tag and those that wanted to rub salt in the wounds of the early adopters.

Steve Jobs received tons of angry emails from customers and decided to offer customers $100 of store credit if their iPhone purchase was made outside of the 14-day sale period.

"We have decided to offer every iPhone customer who purchased an iPhone from either Apple or AT&T, and who is not receiving a rebate or any other consideration, a $100 store credit towards the purchase of any product at an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store," said Jobs on September 6.

Jobs said that more details would be revealed the following week and he stuck to his word.

iPhone customers will first be required to go to Apple's website and enter in their iPhone serial number and phone number. After that time, an SMS text message will be sent to the phone with an access code to redeem the $100 credit. The access code can then be used in combination with your phone number to generate an electronic store credit of $100 to use towards any Apple Store purchase.

Customers must request the credit before November 30, 2007 or forfeit their rights to the $100.



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RE: Horrible
By Bioniccrackmonk on 9/14/2007 2:05:02 PM , Rating: 4
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In the case of the iPhone, the only price for it was $600. Consumers had a reasonable expectation that the cost of the iPhone was primarily based on the cost of the components plus a sensible profit margin for Apple


Dated uly 5 2007, Each 8GB iPhone Costs $265 to Make, Says Tear-down Report: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7939

That is one sensible profit margin then, sounds like everyone who bought one early either didn't do their research and believed it was a reasonable cost or just didn't care about the price and wanted one. Either way though, both of these types of consumers don't deserve crap in return and should be thankful Apple is willing to give them $100 because so many cried.

Gullability and ignorance is no excuse to cry foul.


RE: Horrible
By retrospooty on 9/14/2007 3:12:08 PM , Rating: 2
agreed.

" Consumers had a reasonable expectation that the cost of the iPhone was primarily based on the cost of the components plus a sensible profit margin for Apple "

Consumers have nothing to do with that. Companies build their products as cheaply as they can and sell it for as much as people are willing to buy it for. Thats all Apple did.


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