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Amazon pays you out after antitrust settlement

Amazon pays you out after antitrust settlement

For those of you who looked at Amazon Kindle book prices and said, "That's way too much!", your complaints have been heard.

If you were a buyer of Kindle ebooks from April of 2010 through March 2012, you could be waking up to some unexpected goodies in your inbox from Amazon.

Below is the beginning of an email received from Amazon.

Because of an antitrust settlement that found several publishing companies guilty of fixing prices on ebooks, some lucky customers will be receiving a credit to their Amazon account.

"According to the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the settlements with the five publishers accused of price fixing—Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin—total $166 million nationwide. Customers who bought e-books from Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple will also be receiving account credits, whereas those who bought e-books from Sony will receive checks in the mail."

The Amazon credit will only be available for more ebook purchases and expires March 31, 2015.

Ars Technica has more. Click here to keep reading!

You can also go straight to Amazon to read more about the ebooks Antitrust Settlement.

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