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Apple Refunds Kid’s £6k Gaming Bill

The key to getting Apple to refund all your in-app purchases would appear to be GO BIG, as today's happy refund news concerns a kid who managed to invest around £6,000 in tawdry pretend coinage during a couple of weekends of unlimited purchasing fun. Read More >>

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Apple Tells Customer to Prove He Isn’t Saddam Hussein For iPhone 7 Refund

A man trying to get a refund for an iPhone received one of the oddest emails Apple must've ever sent out, where it asked Sharakat Hussain to somehow prove he wasn't former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein before it would hand over the money. Read More >>

transport
8/10 Don’t Bother Claiming Train Ticket Refunds Due to Rail Company Confusion

The UK's rail companies need to do a better job of explaining how tunnel-stuck passengers can claim their refunds, to help turn around stats that say only 20 per cent of people entitled to train disruption refunds actually bother to put in a claim. Read More >>

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How the New Steam Refund Policy Works

We all know the feeling when you've splashed out on a new game only to fire it up and feel a crushing sense of disappointment. For the first few minutes you might try and kid yourself - after all, you've just spent fifty quid on this, so surely you'll enjoy it? But soon, inevitably, you quietly admit that it terrible and and your wallet is now significantly lighter. Sigh. Read More >>

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Smart Travel Cards Bring By-the-Minute Refunds for Delayed Trips

A trial of a new train ticketing system is running in Essex, where travellers are refunded fractions of the price of a ticket for each minute they're delayed -- meaning we could all one day sit there cackling with joy at the coming of free money when our trains are held up due to snow/leaf incursions. Read More >>

transport
New Online Claim System Speeds Underground Refunds

Spent an hour or two more than usual confined at Transport for London's pleasure last night? It's now substantially easier to claim a refund for broken Underground trips, thanks to a new online claims process that replaces the tired old getting-a-physical-form way of doing things. Read More >>

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How to Get Your Xbox Live Gold Membership Refunded

Did you buy like a year of Xbox Live Gold just to watch Netflix on your Xbox? Then you are probably miffed to know that it'll soon be free to do exactly that. The good news is that you can get a refund. The bad news is that you have to remember to do it. Read More >>

transport
Commuter Cashback Scheme May Encourage Londoners to Walk or Bike to Work

London's Mayor is open to considering a scheme that would enhance the part-time travelcard scheme with new incentives for commuters, including a plan that could hand out cash rebates on season tickets for days when travellers dare to cycle or walk instead. Read More >>

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Rail Regulator Says Train Companies are Hiding Refund Clauses — and Keeping £100m Compo Kitty to Themselves

The Office of Rail Regulation is looking into forcing train companies to be more open about their refund policies for delays and cancellations, suggesting that current rail franchises try to hide refunds terms from travellers -- saving them from paying out up to £100m in compensation. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Hit by Rumours of Massive Return Rates From Disappointed Buyers

Samsung's Galaxy Gear appears to be receiving the same frosty reception among buyers as other recent attempts at launching smartwatches, with one US chain said to be seeing return and refund requests running at "above 30 per cent" for the gadget. Read More >>

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Kickstarter Winner Blows £80k on Sketches and Moving House, Then Legs It

Well over 1,000 people contributed to the Kickstarter project for The Doom That Came to Atlantic City, which was supposed to be a sort of fantasy-themed reworking of Monopoly. Around £80,000 was raised -- well ahead of the £23k initial target -- but nothing's going to happen as the money's all gone. Read More >>

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Man Calls Police to Report Disappointingly Ugly Prostitute

A Birmingham man called the police and threatened to report a prostitute for breaching the Sale of Goods Act, after finding his paid-for potential sex partner wasn't quite as attractive as she'd claimed before they met. Read More >>

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Android Angry Birds Clone Earned its Makers £28k in Premium Rate Text Scam

Those fake apps that pop up really do work for their makers, it seems, with one enterprising Latvian scammer raking in around £28,000 thanks to releasing fake versions of Angry Birds, Assassin's Creed and Cut the Rope on Google's Play Store. Read More >>