June 2nd 2003
By Mike Flaminio
Here's a friendly reminder ? if you've purchased a 12 or 15-inch PowerBook in the last 10 days you may be eligible for a rebate. That's right, the Apple Store offers price protection. Here's the mothership's spin:
"The Apple Store endeavors to offer you competitive prices on current Apple products and selected refurbished and clearance products. Your total order price will include the price of the product (on the day of shipping) plus any applicable sales tax and shipping charges.† Apple reserves the right to change prices for products displayed at the Apple Store at any time.
(Prick up your ears ? Here's the juice)
"Should Apple reduce its price on any [emphasis added] shipped product within 10 calendar days of shipment, you may contact Apple Sales Support at 1-800-676-2775 to request a refund or credit of the difference between the price you were charged and the current selling price.† To receive the refund or credit you must contact Apple within 14 business days of shipment."
With that said, if you've purchased either a "Mini Me" or 15-inch aluminum PowerBook in the last 10 days, get your butt over to the phone and make your request for a refund.