Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jun 2011 22:28 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Apple have been processing refunds for Final Cut Pro X as complaints flood in from grumpy pros - and it seems they are taking a lenient approach. Although the iTunes/App Store terms and conditions state that 'all sales are final' [ed. note: isn't this illegal?], when an application does not meet the expectations of a user, like in the case of a 59p iPhone game, Apple have been known to refund the purchase. Now it seems they are doing so with Final Cut Pro X to the tune of $299."
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It's legal
by Elv13 on Wed 29th Jun 2011 17:21 UTC
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Here, in Canada, there is two types of sales that are "final" underwear and digital products. Both for very different reasons.

In the case of Digital product, it's because once you installed it and copied the serial number, you dont need the CD anymore, as you already have installed the product. As you can't control that (at the time when the law was passed), then the sale was considered final. Same thing for music or movies.

You can be scammed, but you can scam. Not perfectly fair, but it make sense. Apple is doing the same thing. There is an iTunes backup folder. Once you own something, you can make a properly signed backup of it. So you could just copy the app, get refunded and paste it back. It will still be signed for your phone/mac.

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