Long-suffering FBvians suffered long a few months ago (what?) when the iPhone came out and Eric pretty much live-blogged the days leading up to its release. He and Adam both got one the day they came out (so did our creative director, Todd Johnson). Our happy company was kind enough to pick up half the tab. But His Timness waited to make the move, figuring the price would surely drop. And he waited. And grew green with jealousy as he watched his co-workers fiddle with their pretty little widgets. But he still waited. Patience, grasshopper. Ah, but then came a windfall, in the form several successful flush draws and even pocket aces with drunken buddies betting into him at the poker table. And the next day, His Timness got Himself an iPhone. All was right with the world.
Then comes news yesterday that Apple cut the price by $200. Curse you, Eric and Adam! A call to the Apple Store turned up this useful information: if you bought your iPhone within the last 14 days, you can get the price difference refunded to you (minus a $60 “stocking fee,” which, counterintuitively, has nothing to do with footwear). On his own personal iPhone, His Timness checked his e-mail for his receipt. Turns out, his purchase was 19 days ago.
Update: Thanks to all who sent His Timness word that Steve Jobs is going to give us all a $100 credit. Un-murmur.