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Harbor Freight settlement?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jiho, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. jiho

    jiho Master Mechanic

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    I just got an e-mail, claiming to be a legal notification from Ohio, saying a settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Harbor Freight. The e-mail says the lawsuit is about pricing -- to wit, the practice of listing a phony "regular price" next to the actual price charged, which is claimed to be a "sale price." The e-mail says if you have receipts that show the two prices and claim you "saved" the difference, you can get a certain percentage of your total "savings" as a settlement, and if not you can get some lesser amount. The e-mail includes links to a web site:

    www.nationalsalepricesettlement.com

    If the e-mail is legitimate, the reason I got it automatically would be Harbor Freight's other annoying practice of getting your e-mail address so they can send you frequent and utterly useless spam -- which of course usually includes a number of these "regular" and "sale" pricing scams.

    For a footnote, see the sig I've had for a while. :D

    But seriously, I have quite a pile of stuff I've bought there, and most of it has served me well. I doubt I'll go to the trouble if nit-picking with this brain damaged bs.
     
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  2. Texas82GP

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    I got that email too. I deleted it. I'm satisfied with everything I've bought there and am satisfied with what I paid for it, orherwise I wouldn't have bought it.

    I'm not too fond of the suit happy nature of a portion of this country's populace.
     
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    I have bought many things over the years from HF and am also very happy with what I got for the money spent and some hand tools I have bought like extendable ratchets have become my favorite ones even with years of use.
    I do usually use the 20% coupon or some other coupon and sometimes I have found it cheaper on their web site and I will print it and bring it in to my local HF and they will honor it.
     
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  4. Ribbedroof

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    I watched a little youtube video last night about breaker bars...i was glad to see the one I bought at HF for use at home held up as well as the Snap-on, Matco, and Mac versions tested. Even happier that I paid $14.99 for it, rather than $140 for something that seldom gets used here at home.

    I'm guessing this suit is the reason the advertising now says "compare" next to the higher price
     
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  5. airboatgreg

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    I like Harbor Freight and just realize that a socket from there is no Snap-on quality. I go in and buy pretty much with an open eye.
    Please do not get me started on plaintiff attorneys and suit happy people
     
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  6. UNGN

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    Class action lawsuits are just a scam for lawyers to buy a second home on the beach in Florida.

    They get 40% of the settlement and 10's of thousands of aggrieved parties in the suit gets a check for $3.00 (which is their 60% less marketing /contact expenses) and we all pay higher prices.

    Throw these away.
     
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  7. Opie Knievel

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    It's sickening. So many people wanting something for nothing.
     
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  8. airboatgreg

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    Well guys, I can tell you some stories as I deal with a lot of them in Miami Fl.. There is a need as there are some unscrupulous companies out there, people not equipped to deal with the system and from a different culture....but a lot of what I see is greed and thievery which ends up costing us all more money in the end
     
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    Great all this will do will raise the prices in the store............ now you will actually need the coupon.
     
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  10. jiho

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    Which, the businesses or the lawyers suing them? Either seems endlessly extendable. :p

    (A Freudian slip?)
     
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