Amazon Sent Me a 76 Cent Credit From the Apple eBook Price-Fixing Settlement – How Should I Spend It?
Amazon is sending out emails this morning with the news that ebook buyers are getting another ebook antitrust settlement payment. the money comes from the fine Apple paid as a result of its role in the conspiracy to raise and fix ebook prices in early 2010.
Much to my surprise, I got $0.76.
If you bought a big 5 ebook between 1 April 2010 and 21 May 2012, you might be getting this email.
If you didn’t get the email and think that was a mistake, you can check Amazon to see if you have a credit.
The credit will need to be spent by 20 April 2018.
You now have a credit of $x.xx in your Amazon account. Apple Inc. (Apple) funded this credit to settle antitrust lawsuits brought by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of electronic books (eBooks). This new credit is in addition to any previous credit you received from the settlement.
You do not have to do anything to claim your credit. We have already added it to your Amazon account. We will automatically apply your available credit to your next purchase of qualifying items through Amazon.com, an Amazon device, or an Amazon app. The credit applied to your purchase will appear as a gift card in your order summary and in your account history.
In order to spend your credit, please visit the Kindle bookstore or Amazon.com. Your credit is valid for six months and will expire on April 20, 2018, by order of the Court. If you have not used it, we will remind you of your credit before it expires.
If you have any questions about your credit, please visit http://www.amazon.com/
Thank you for being a Kindle customer.
The Amazon Kindle Team