If you buy your e-books from Barnes and Noble did you get this email? Legal Settlement

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Posted 10/18/2012 by thatgirlintexas in NSBR Board
 

thatgirlintexas
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:17:25 PM
Dear Sara,

We're pleased to tell you that you are eligible for gift certificate credits thanks to recent legal settlements between States Attorneys General and three eBook publishers. Barnes & Noble was not a party to the settlements but as a NOOK® customer, you can take advantage of the benefits agreed to by the settling publishers.

Although we are required to notify you now of the settlements, there is nothing you need to do to receive the credits as you will receive them automatically in the form of an electronic gift certificate sent via email. Once the settlements' claim period ends, the Attorneys General will calculate the amount of your credits. If the Court gives final approval to the settlements, we expect to be able to send you your gift certificate in the first half of 2013.

Once you receive your gift certificate, you can register it on our website, www.bn.com, for up to one year. Once registered, no further action will be required on your part, and the certificate will have no expiration date and you can use it any time to shop the wide selection of great titles on bn.com.

You may prefer to receive a check instead of a gift certificate, or you may decide not to participate in this settlement at all. If you want to consider either of these options, we recommend that you review the steps you can take, as well as your rights, which are explained in the attached legal notice.

As always, we appreciate your business and thank you for being a valued NOOK and Barnes & Noble customer.

Sincerely,
Barnes & Noble



Benefits from an Attorney General E-books Settlement Fund
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Records indicate that you are eligible for a payment from Settlements reached by the State Attorneys General with E-book publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster. The Settlements resolve an antitrust lawsuit about the price of electronic books (“E-books”. Barnes & Noble has not been sued in this case. It is providing this notice as a service to its customers.

What the Settlements Provide

The Settlements create a $69 million fund for payments to consumers who purchased qualifying E-books from April 1, 2010 through May 21, 2012. If the Court approves the Settlements, eligible consumers like you will receive credits to your E-reader accounts. The credit can be used on any purchases of E-books or print books. The amount of your payment has been determined based on the qualifying E-book purchases identified by Barnes & Noble in your E-reader account.

How to Receive your Benefit

Because you are pre-qualified, you do not need to do anything at this time to receive your credit. If the Court approves the Settlements, you will receive another email letting you know how to activate your credit. Once you activate the credit, it will be applied to your account by Barnes & Noble. (If you bought E-books from more than one retailer, you may receive notices with different instructions about whether you will receive a credit or need to file a Claim Form for that retailer. You will have a separate claim for each retailer and you should follow the specific instructions from each one.)

You also have the option to receive a check instead of your credit. You can request a check by calling 1-866-621-4153, or going to the Settlement website listed below, and clicking on the Check Request Option link. Be sure to reference the Settlement ID number found at the bottom of this email.
The Settlement website is: www.EbooksAGSettlements.com
Your Other Rights

You can choose to exclude yourself from the Settlements and keep your right to sue on your own. If you exclude yourself, you can’t receive any benefits from the Settlements. If you don’t exclude yourself, you can submit objections about the Settlements.

Your written Exclusion Form or objections must be postmarked by December 12, 2012. Please visit the Settlement website for detailed information on how to submit a valid Exclusion Form or objection.

A separate lawsuit against two other publishers and Apple, Inc. continues and is set for a trial in 2013. Your rights in the separate suit are not affected by any action you take in regards to these Settlements. The Court will hold a hearing on February 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. to consider whether to approve the Settlements. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing.

For more detailed information:
Call 1-866-621-4153 or Visit www.EbooksAGSettlements.com


Sara

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brab74
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:18:14 PM
Yes, I received that too.

TanyaB
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:18:54 PM
I get mine via Amazon.com and received a similar email.









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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:19:55 PM
Yes, I got one too.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:20:04 PM
Me too. Wonder what books were involved in the settlement.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:20:07 PM
Me too. Wonder what books were involved in the settlement.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:20:09 PM
Me too. Wonder what books were involved in the settlement.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:20:26 PM
Me too. Wonder what books were involved in the settlement.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:20:33 PM
Me too. Wonder what books were involved in the settlement.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:20:48 PM
All of this is related to the price fixing that the publishers were doing. It should bring the price of ebooks down too. I hope they agree to the terms of the settlement and move on with the price lowering.





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thatgirlintexas
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:22:17 PM
I know I can look this up but does anyone remember who the publishers in the lawsuit are?


Sara

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CreativeEngineer
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:22:39 PM
I got one too. I think it was from iTunes.





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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:23:47 PM
I did from B&N. I predict a gift certificate in roughly the amount of $0.36!

busypea
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:24:17 PM
Books from publishers HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette are subject to this settlement.

I received similar notices from Amazon and Apple (iBooks).

Simply_Lovely
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:28:01 PM

I know I can look this up but does anyone remember who the publishers in the lawsuit are?


As per the information in your OP they are Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster




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thatgirlintexas
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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:33:25 PM

I know I can look this up but does anyone remember who the publishers in the lawsuit are?


As per the information in your OP they are Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster



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Sara

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Posted: 10/18/2012 4:58:19 PM
I also received an email this last weekend about it from B&N. I wonder how much it will be for?


Terry

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Posted: 10/18/2012 5:01:46 PM
I also recieved the email from B&N. I haven't paid more than $7.00 for a book for my Nook, so I don't think I will be getting anything back.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 5:18:32 PM
I got one for both Barnes & Noble and Amazon. I don't purchase books very often so I don't expect a big credit on either.

Peabay
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Posted: 10/18/2012 5:19:07 PM
I got it from Amazon.



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Posted: 10/18/2012 5:36:45 PM
I got one from both B&N and Amazon just today.
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Posted: 10/18/2012 5:41:40 PM
Yep! I'm curious to see what the settlement will actually end up being. So many times it's so small as to be not worth the effort.


Joy


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Posted: 10/18/2012 5:42:03 PM
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Posted: 10/18/2012 6:00:15 PM
I have bought books from both Amazon and B&N but did not get the letter.




angiet723
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Posted: 10/18/2012 6:19:36 PM
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Posted: 10/18/2012 6:21:38 PM
I got them from both...I've only bought one book from B&N, but I've bought several from Amazon...


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Posted: 10/18/2012 6:30:47 PM
I got it from both iTunes and Amazon. As many books as I have bought, I am hoping for dollars and not cents. LOL!!


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Posted: 10/18/2012 6:54:25 PM
Check your Spam filter, that's where mine was. I checked out the FAQs and it seems you will get $1.32 for a NYT Best Seller and $.30 for a non-NYT best seller, for any of the publishers that were part of the suit.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 6:55:25 PM
I got one from Amazon.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 7:52:36 PM
I received the same email but from Amazon.

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Posted: 10/18/2012 8:00:19 PM
Was this sent to your email? I didn't receive anything. I have been buying e-books for a few years now.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 8:09:55 PM
I got one from B&N too!


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Posted: 10/18/2012 8:36:06 PM
I use the Sony book reader. I got the e-mail and filled it out all online. It said that I will receive a check for the amount of settlement. Something about a Feb. 2013 date.


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Posted: 10/18/2012 10:57:57 PM
Dd and I both got it, can't wait for my 1.69 or whatever it is!
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Posted: 10/18/2012 10:59:52 PM
I got one, too. DH asked if that means we will be rich now.


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