Originally Posted by timewarp424
...where's my other 100 hundred dollars? I believe I lost two hundred to this deal.
You lost absolutely nothing. You paid what you agreed was a fair price at the time, and
that deal was completed. End of story.
If I sell you a car for $1000, and 9 weeks later I decide to sell one just like it for $500,
that's my business, and you haven't been screwed. You paid what you felt was a fair
price at the time. I could sell a third car just like it to my mother for $1 and that would
be none of your business, either.
I purposely didn't buy an iPhone the first week. I figured I'd wait until the price
dropped, and it did, and that's nice.
I swear, if I HAD bought one the first week, or even a month ago, and I was
offered the $100 credit now, I would not take it. It would not feel right.
I would be trying to go back on my original agreement to pay a fair price
for an awesome product.
Steve is a helluva nice guy to do this. It's goodwill, like other posters have
said, and to ensure customers that they won't see a huge price swing like
this in the future (most probably). Sure, it won't cost Apple much, since it's
a store credit, and it will make a lot of customers happy. If it were me, though,
I wouldn't touch it.
You make your bed, you should lie in it. You got exactly what you paid for,
and you have absolutely no reason to feel cheated.