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Re: E-Book buyers to begin receiving credits on Tuesday
« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2016, 04:59:32 am »
There were a good number of folks posting alternative publishing houses who did not raise their prices so some of the big readers who are not getting large discounts might have bought from those publishers.

I remember the days of topics boycotting the publishers that raised prices and refusing to buy anything over $9.99 and the anger at people who bought what they wanted regardless of price. Ah the contentious topic days. Long gone now....

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    Re: E-Book buyers to begin receiving credits on Tuesday
    « Reply #76 on: June 23, 2016, 06:11:36 am »
    There were a good number of folks posting alternative publishing houses who did not raise their prices so some of the big readers who are not getting large discounts might have bought from those publishers.

    I remember the days of topics boycotting the publishers that raised prices and refusing to buy anything over $9.99 and the anger at people who bought what they wanted regardless of price. Ah the contentious topic days. Long gone now....
    I'm still mad at Penguin! They used to be my favorite publisher but a few email exchanges with them about their pricing policies ended that forever. Not that I'm one to hold a grudge!  ::)
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    Re: E-Book buyers to begin receiving credits on Tuesday
    « Reply #77 on: June 23, 2016, 10:20:26 am »
    I just got a notification that I now have $1.57 settlement credit at Barnes & Noble!! Woo-hoo!! My cup runneth over, I'm going on a shopping spree!!

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    « Reply #78 on: June 23, 2016, 02:31:34 pm »
     Got $27.99...pleasant surprise!  Oh, yeah and I did get an email about it.   :D

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    Re: E-Book buyers to begin receiving credits on Tuesday
    « Reply #79 on: June 23, 2016, 03:07:53 pm »
    Of course this is a big slap in the face. But I am confused. Why is Apple sending the money and not the publishers?



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    Re: E-Book buyers to begin receiving credits on Tuesday
    « Reply #80 on: June 23, 2016, 04:07:05 pm »
    Of course this is a big slap in the face. But I am confused. Why is Apple sending the money and not the publishers?

    We got a significant settlement from the publishers a couple of years ago.  Apple is the only one that appealed the decision and didn't pay out in the original settlement.  Then when they lost the appeal they were assigned additional punitive damages and fines - at least that is my understanding.

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    « Reply #81 on: June 23, 2016, 06:30:47 pm »
    How stupid am I. For the last week I keep buying things at Amazon and never had to pay. I couldn't figure out what was happening. I've already spent aver $160 for items I didn't have to pay, and I just checked and have $270 left in the account. Now I know why (I read a lot).

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    « Reply #82 on: June 23, 2016, 06:32:46 pm »
    How stupid am I. For the last week I keep buying things at Amazon and never had to pay. I couldn't figure out what was happening. I've already spent aver $160 for items I didn't have to pay, and I just checked and have $270 left in the account. Now I know why (I read a lot).

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    ??? Well -- you must have had some credit from something else, because the settlement check just went in on Tuesday the 21st. . . . so anything you bought before that you bought with your own money, or . . . . . whatever. :o
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    « Reply #83 on: June 23, 2016, 07:11:31 pm »
    What the heck. All these major amounts and I got a lousy $4.71.
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    « Reply #84 on: June 24, 2016, 03:02:43 am »
    What the heck. All these major amounts and I got a lousy $4.71.

    It's based on how many books you bought from Amazon, during the specified period, from one of the major publishers. Guess you didn't buy many. ;)

    I was actually surprised by how much I got but when I looked back at my account for the period -- turns out I bought a lot of books! :o
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    « Reply #85 on: June 24, 2016, 03:18:25 pm »
    Rec'd $73.90 from Barnes and Noble account.  Now I guess I'll have to dig out my Nook for awhile and go back to buying ePub books.  Love my Kindle more.

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    « Reply #86 on: June 24, 2016, 03:20:43 pm »
    Rec'd $73.90 from Barnes and Noble account.  Now I guess I'll have to dig out my Nook for awhile and go back to buying ePub books.  Love my Kindle more.

    Do you have to buy eBooks with it? or can you use it for something else at B&N? And do you have to spend it on line or can you spend it in a physical store?
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    « Reply #87 on: June 24, 2016, 03:24:07 pm »
    Do you have to buy eBooks with it? or can you use it for something else at B&N? And do you have to spend it on line or can you spend it in a physical store?

    It's in my account as a gift card so I could probably spend it any way I want.  Not sure what I would buy besides books.  I'll have to check out the website.

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    « Reply #88 on: June 24, 2016, 03:26:16 pm »
    It's in my account as a gift card so I could probably spend it any way I want.  Not sure what I would buy besides books.  I'll have to check out the website.

    Maybe you could get some gifts for people?
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    « Reply #89 on: June 24, 2016, 03:28:34 pm »
    Maybe you could get some gifts for people?

    That's a good thought.  Books make great gifts.

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    « Reply #90 on: June 25, 2016, 08:16:41 pm »
    I buy coloring books and cookbooks in print. I printed my B&N certificate and will go browsing next week.

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    « Reply #91 on: June 26, 2016, 08:01:23 am »

    although I'm a big Apple guy (multiple IPads and IPhones), when it come E-reader I'm strictly an Kindle guy...

    I don't think I've ever bought an E-book from Apple, but, I still got a credit in Amazon gift card account of over $42.00...

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    « Reply #92 on: June 26, 2016, 10:24:22 am »
    I received my Amazon credit (and used it already), now I've received an email from Apple telling me I have a credit as well. I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know where to look on iBooks or iTunes?

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    « Reply #93 on: June 26, 2016, 10:43:08 am »
    I received my Amazon credit (and used it already), now I've received an email from Apple telling me I have a credit as well. I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know where to look on iBooks or iTunes?

    I actually got a check from apple as I bought a few on my ipad...
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    « Reply #94 on: June 26, 2016, 11:20:08 am »
    I got my Nook out and charged it up.  The battery wasn't completely dead because I had powered it down.  Now to go shopping.  I much prefer my Kindle, but can't pass up $73 in free books.  Guess I'll be reading on the Nook for awhile.  It will make me appreciate my Kindle more. Lol.  ;D

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    « Reply #95 on: June 26, 2016, 11:21:40 am »
    I received enough to buy 5 books. I don't remember how much it was, because I immediately bought 5 books I had set aside on a wishlist and really wanted but didn't expect to drop in price. Yay books.

    I'm pretty sure it was Random House that wasn't one of them - I bought a lot of books from whichever of the publishers wasn't part of it, and a bunch of indie books.
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    « Reply #96 on: June 26, 2016, 03:43:50 pm »
    I got $194. It won't take me long to spend it. Didn't know I even had it until I read this thread. Just got home from a vacation with my children and grandchildren and was catching up. Nice surprise after all the money I spent this past week.  :D

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    « Reply #97 on: June 27, 2016, 04:39:29 am »
    I got my Nook out and charged it up.  The battery wasn't completely dead because I had powered it down.  Now to go shopping.  I much prefer my Kindle, but can't pass up $73 in free books.  Guess I'll be reading on the Nook for awhile.  It will make me appreciate my Kindle more. Lol.  ;D

    But do you have to buy nook books? Can't use use the money for anything from B&N -- so maybe gift books for friends or the other stuff -- journals et al -- that they sell.
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    « Reply #98 on: June 27, 2016, 07:17:12 am »
    But do you have to buy nook books? Can't use use the money for anything from B&N -- so maybe gift books for friends or the other stuff -- journals et al -- that they sell.

    Yes I can use it for other things, but I looked at their website and didn't see anything I wanted.  The nearest store (other than a college store which doesn't have very much) is 60 miles away.  Actually I only bought a couple of cheap books.  I will save most of it for Christmas or until I see something I really want.

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    « Reply #99 on: June 30, 2016, 05:43:31 am »
    I am seeing advertisements for Prime Day (July 12). Presumably there will be some deals on Kindle books or other stuff that will deplete the rest of our credit balance!  I have been more profligate than usual, and have already spent over 1/3 of my payout.
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