So You Bought an iPhone Before the Price Drop?

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The iPhones price dropped, but you already bought one, and now you're about to burst a blood vessel. You don't care about the $100 gift card that Steve Jobs offered all iPhone users earlier today, you want your $200 back. Fear not reader, there are still some options available to try and recoup some of your lost cash. First off, if you picked one up in the last 14 days, just trek on down to an Apple Store or call 1-800-MY-APPLE and ask for a credit of the difference. That was easy, but if you bought one longer than 14 days ago all is not lost, but it does get more complicated.


Don't forget about companies like American Express & Visa that offer price protection on items purchased using their cards. So that would be a good place to check.

However, if you were one of the unlucky types who decided to pay in cash you can always go the Wahhh-mbulance route and start complaining like a kid in a toy store. Call Apple, go to the AT&T store, go to 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino and start belting out your best sob story. Maybe, just maybe, someone will find pity on your soul and toss you a couple bucks. [TUAW]


Apple can get away with charging a premium for their products for a wide variety of reasons. One of those reasons is that they focus a lot of time and resources on the customer's experience. Usability, design, customer service, things of that nature... more than most companies, at least, and that carries a cost (to apple) and a value higher than that cost (to the consumer). It's one of the reasons they practically have a license to print money.

So, yeah. Did people 'overpay' for the phone? Sure. Should they, for that reason, expect a better experience? YES. Did the price drop harm the user experience? I'd say that's also a yes.

But hey, keep posting about how iPhone users are stupid, evil, and greedy. Whatever floats your boat.