Monday, December 5, 2011

Cashing in on Class Action

About 6 months ago, I received a letter in the mail that informed me that I was eligible to receive a payment from a class action lawsuit filed against eBay. Apparently, there was a period of time in which their system was glitchy and overcharging on fees for items sold in the auto parts section of its website. Because I had sold quite a few auto parts in the past few years, this made me eligible for a payout. In order to receive this, I didn't have to do anything (although if I wanted to opt out, I did have to inform them).

"Well," I thought, "sure I guess I'll stay in the lawsuit if it gets me some overcharges back." However, because I haven't really sold THAT much, and I hadn't noticed any grossly-expensive fees, I figured the payment would be very small, MAYBE $5 at the most.

Yesterday, via First Class U.S. mail, I received my check, pictured below:
In case you can't read it, that check is for 17¢. Or "Zero and 17/100 Dollars".


1 comment:

NoJGenny said...

Thanks for posting this so we can know what we're missing out on when we don't choose to jump in on all the class action suits. I bet the lawyers had lots of zeros after THEIR 17.