If you bought a laptop or desktop computer, a DVD player, printer, video game console, MP3 player, or a TiVo/DVR between 1998 and 2002, the answer might just be yes.
But you only have until August 1, 2014 to file a claim as part of a $310 million dollar settlement over computer chip price fixing.
The settlement is with manufacturers of what’s called Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and even if you have no idea what that means, given the number of devices that have DRAM in them, chances are pretty good you’re entitled to make a claim.
If you’d rather watch a brief and even humorous video explaining the settlement, here you go.
If you’re still here, get over to the settlement website to make a claim.
“The minimum recovery is $10, while larger purchasers could receive a $1,000 or more,” and if you have any questions about what devices qualify, all you need to do is click on a particular category to see a list of devices.
For example, video game consoles include “Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation, Sony Playstation II, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox.”
For more background on the settlement you can check out the California Attorney General’s press release. According to the Attorney General, “These companies betrayed the trust of consumers by artificially inflating prices to drive up profits,” and she encourages “California consumers who purchased one of these products to file a claim immediately.”
While you don’t need any documentation to file a claim, again according to the settlement website, “it’s possible that the Claims Administrator may request it at a later time, so save any documentation/proof that you may still have.”
Are you still here?