How mad are Final Cut Pro-using editors at the missing features in Final Cut Pro X? One is so mad that he’s calling for a mass boycott: a refund day.
“I propose ‘X’ Terminator Day – International Final Cut Pro X Refund Request,” writes Mike J. Nichols, a professional editor who blogs under the name The Edit Doctor. The date of his mass protest is August 29.
In a long grievance-filled post, Nichols details his issues with Final Cut Pro X. For one, he’s angry that there wasn’t a downloadable demo, so that buyers could get a taste of the program before spending $299.
“How come? Angry Birds is 99 cents and it has a demo,” he asks.
Buyers were acting on faith when they paid their $299 for Final Cut Pro X, he says. He feels that Apple betrayed that faith by omitting mention of missing features at the Final Cut Supermeet in April, where the program was introduced.
Final Cut Pro X is only sold through Apple’s App Store, which has a no refund policy. Still, there have been stories posted online of buyers who requested and received a refund for their Final Cut Pro X purchase. Aware that refunds are possible on a case-by-case basis, Nichols is requesting that buyers ask for refunds on the same day, as a protest.
Nichols’s goal for the day is small: 1,000 users asking for refunds. Still, that would be enough to register a protest in Cupertino.
On his blog post, Nichols lists the steps to applying for a refund from the App Store. He doesn’t write off Final Cut Pro X totally, suggesting that refunded customers might buy the program again at a later date if Apple adds needed features.
“If you feel Apple messed this up. Let your voice be heard. Make a statement,” Nichols writes.
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