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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