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#1 webeagle12

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 13:36

Incensed Over iPhone's $200 Price Cut, Woman Sues Apple for $1M

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A New York woman is so angry at Apple Inc. for lopping $200 off the price of the iPhone that she's filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages.

Dongmei Li of Queens, N.Y., claimed the company violated price discrimination laws when it slashed the price of the 8-gigabyte iPhone by a third, from $599 to $399, within two months of the gadget's June debut.

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Apple lowered the iPhone's price on Sept. 5 and also said it would stop selling the $499 4-gigabyte model. Hundreds of early customers who paid full price didn't expect a reduction so soon and complained.

Apple issued an apology the next day. Under its return policy, Apple refunded the $200 difference for those who bought the phone within 14 days of the reduction. And in a move to make peace with those who purchased the higher-priced phone before that period, the company offered a $100 credit at Apple stores.

According to Li's lawsuit, filed on Sept. 24 in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, the price reduction injured early purchasers like herself because they cannot resell the product for the same profit as those who bought the cell phone following the price cut.

Li purchased a 4GB iPhone for $499 and alleged that owners of the 4GB model were given less favorable terms than those who bought the 8GB model at the premium price, according to the lawsuit.

Apple spokeswoman Susan Lundgren declined to comment, citing the company's policy to not discuss pending litigation.

The lawsuit also named AT&T Inc., the exclusive carrier in the U.S. for the iPhone, and alleged the two companies' required two-year service contract for the iPhone constituted unfair business practices.

Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman, declined to comment, saying he had not yet seen the lawsuit.

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what a BS


#2 Hurmoth

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 13:40

That's stupid. She'll loose.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 13:44

*sigh* Some people are just lame.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 13:45

Even if she was right, why does she think she deserves $1m?

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 13:50

That's what you get for spending 500 dollars on a phone IMO.

#6 Hurmoth

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:02

That's what you get for spending 500 dollars on a phone IMO.

No, that's what you get for being an early adopter of technology. All technology is expensive when it first comes out, especially from Apple. Anyone who's ever bought Apple products should know that you're going to be paying more than what you would from other companies.

Of course Apple isn't the only one who does this, but they are one of the larger offenders.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:02

The woman is a moron.

I purchased a lawnmower 18 months ago, then it got reduced by £50 6 days later, I was cheesed off, however didn't think about suing bnq.

I bet she is one of those people that must have the 'latest, all singing all dancing gadget', that is cheesed off she has gone down a rung in the must have gadgets.

I bet a lot of people here just wait for the xmas sales or a drop in prices when buying computer components, which is a good idea as what goes up must come down when a newer item arrives on the shelf, it's called 'retail'.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:03

So that might be 200 dollars damage for her, what are the other 999,800 dollars for? Emotional distress? :rolleyes:

#9 jazzyfan

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:04

I thought they were offering rebates.

#10 Minifig

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:06

She's going to be spending more on lawyer's fees when she loses.

#11 +Nik L

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:07

Oh, for ****s sake!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:09

O.o not flaming but.. "another typical American"

#13 Hurmoth

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:12

O.o not flaming but.. "another typical American"

You do realize that there are 300,000,000+ Americans, right? I'd say the % of people who actually sue someone or a company is pretty small. The only reason we hear about it is because of the amount of news coverage and how fast news travels these days.

That and the fact that America is built on the dream of getting rich quick. What better way to do it than sue someone? But don't say typical American. Not everyone, in fact most probably don't, go sue happy.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:14

O.o not flaming but.. "another typical American"



If your not flaming, what exactly are you doing?

I'm an American and I'm not sue happy. If something doesn't go my way or something seems a miss with the way I was treated, yeah I'll seek action but I don't exactly go head over to my lawyer's office just because something peeves me off. If that was the case you'd have a notice from my lawyer saying you peeved me off with your little sentence.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 14:22

You do realize that there are 300,000,000+ Americans, right? I'd say the % of people who actually sue someone or a company is pretty small. The only reason we hear about it is because of the amount of news coverage and how fast news travels these days.

That and the fact that America is built on the dream of getting rich quick. What better way to do it than sue someone? But don't say typical American. Not everyone, in fact most probably don't, go sue happy.



Way more then 300 million americans... since you have to include canada and mexico in that... they are "Americans" too technically... now if you mean the USA then that is different... I don't really like when people use the generic term americans... which is a ton more people then just the USA..