Amazon issuing automatic refunds for TouchPads purchased two months ago 35
It there’s a statute of limitations on refund windows, we’re pretty sure Amazon’s pushing the envelope way out on this one. The ecommerce giant (which today unveiled their own Android-derived Kindle Fire tablet) today started sending out email to TouchPad buyers notifying them of a rebate they’re about to receive. This blogger personally (along at least a few on Twitter) received the email below not even an hour ago, with a fire sale-matching refund of $405.52 coming is his way. That's for a 32GB TouchPad purchased on July 21 – more than two months ago. We’re surprised to see this rebate happening, both for the time elapsed and the fact that Amazon simply doesn’t have a price match policy and was under no obligation to issue the refund. Now we can go buy two Kindle Fires!
We're writing to let you know that the manufacturer has lowered their price on the HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer. As a result, we've issued a refund of $405.52 for the difference in price on your Order #XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX
Refunds are applied to the payment method used for the original purchase and typically complete within 2 to 3 business days. Thanks for buying this from Amazon.com. We're happy we could offer you the additional discount.
Customer Service Department