Following the iPad 2 announcement, Apple slashed prices on all models of the original iPad by $100. But if you happened to be one of the folks who were wholly unaware that an iPad 2 launch was imminent and snatched up the original iPad last week before the price cut, you’re in luck.
Apple confirmed last week that customers who purchased the original iPad last week can get a $100 refund without having to deal with any complex web of returns and/or exchanges. The only caveat is that users must have purchased the original iPad in a 14-day window preceding the price cut. That means that users who purchased the original iPad post February 18th are eligible while everyone else is SOL. Just remember, if you’re looking for your $100 refund, you have to contact Apple within 2 weeks of the initial purchase.
Indeed, the 14-day window for refunds in the wake of lowered product pricing is explicitly laid out in Apple’s sales and refund policy.
Should Apple reduce its price on any shipped product within 14 calendar days of shipment, you may contact Apple Store Customer Service at 1-800-676-2775 to request a refund or credit of the difference between the price you were charged and the current selling price. To receive the refund or credit you must contact Apple within 14 calendar days of the price change.