Microsoft Apologizes with Free V-Day Zunes

Remember the Red 80GB Zune that Microsoft announced in mid-January? A nice idea for Valentine's Day, especially with special limited time Zune Originals artwork. Unfortunately, the best-laid plans ....

Microsoft is e-mailing customers who are on the cusp of not receiving their special Zune orders on time, saying that while they are trying their best to get orders out in time, they might not make it. Maybe your Valentine won't mind, however, because Microsoft says that they are refunding customer's money, too. If you're one of the unlucky people to be sitting on the cusp of a February 14 delivery date, then all of the sudden you're not so unlucky, since you're getting a free Zune out of the deal.

Nice move, and the right one!