I ordered a 23andMe v1 kit (Time’s invention of the year 2008) in early march. The version 2 of the “personal genetic kit” was released some months ago.
As a late v1 customer, they offered me a free v2 upgrade. Even if I had to pay the shipping ($70 as european), that’s really fair as it accounts for $399. They also gave me two $100 coupons. So if you do the maths, they offered me the difference between the price I paid for the v1 ($999) and the actual value of the v2 kit ($399). That’s an honest commercial act! :)
Alas, the coupons expires December 31 2008, and I don’t plan to take advantages of the discount. So I’ll give them away to the firsts of you who send me a mail or post a comment.