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Woman Sues Apple Over Price Cuts

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 Woman Sues Apple Over Price Cuts
Woman Sues Apple Over Price Cuts

It’s just too easy and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Dongmei Li*, a woman from Queens, New York, has enlisted C Jean Wang, of Wang Law Offices, to file suit against Apple for $1 million for "price discrimination, underselling, discrimination in rebates, deceptive actions and other wrongdoings."

The suit comes after Apple’s much-fussed-about $200 iPhone price just 68 days after launch. As an early adopter, Li is claiming injury because of the price cut, as early adopters are unable to resell their phones “for the same profit as later purchasers.”

The suit also claims "market conditions did not require Apple to change its price," and that the exclusivity of Apple’s deal with AT&T is unfair.

Apple and AT&T were quick to boast about the sales of iPhone soon after launch, and the public nicknamed it the "Jesus Phone" for the seeming paroxysmal ecstasy that accompanied it since it was unveiled six months before release.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs offered a compromise after the early-adopter uproar by offering a $100 discount toward the purchase of another Apple product. Ms. Li obviously thinks that’s not enough.

As for the "market conditions" argument, Ms. Li’s attorney will have to argue that in court, one would assume, as Apple’s apparent motivation seemed to be the upcoming Christmas season and potentially stiff competition arises during that time period. Whether or not a holiday sales season qualifies as a market condition will be up to whomever decides the case.


*According to this website Dongmei means "winter + plum blossom," so stop being an insensitive jerk. 

Woman Sues Apple Over Price Cuts
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  • kass

    Ok, obviously you are just tring to make a quick buck… You bought an extra phone to sell it on ebay to make money….Your little plan didnt work out so now you are suing…Wow! I say work for your money and make an honest living…life doesnt come with guarantees…
    Personally apple did everyone a favor…they didnt have to give shit back to all of us that just had to have the phone…I mean we all wanted it and didnt care how much it was because we bought it …didnt we. Why should they even give us anything back at all…They should have just kept the money, they made an awsome product…I think it was worth every penny!!!

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