Amazon issues $166 million in refunds for e-books; How to get your money back

If you bought an e-book from Amazon in the past three years, you may want to log in and check your account.

That's because you may find a store credit in it.

Amazon is paying $166 million in refunds to settle US Justice Department charges that it overcharged for e-books.

A number of e-book sellers were sued by the government, but Amazon is the first to settle.

What to Look For

Kindle owners will not receive any cash, but rather a credit toward a future purchase.  You should receive an email announcing your credit.

The email should say "Good news! You are entitled to a credit of $----- for some of your past Kindle book purchases."

But don't get too excited:  Most refunds are for just around $3 for a New York Times bestseller, depending on what state you live in, and the settlement your Attorney General reached.

Refunds/credits for older books, not bestsellers, could be $1 or less.  That might buy a cup of coffee.  Or it may not.

As always, don't waste your money.

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