January 08, 2003
Who wants $20?

So I just heard about this lawsuit against various record companies and retailers for causing the price of cds to go up. The defendants decided to settle instead of paying legal fees for a lenghty court battle. Part of the settlement is to give money to the consumers who were effected by the hikes in price. Depending on how many people file a claim you can get anywhere between $5 - $20. As of the end of December only 30,000 people had filed a claim. Now I'm sure you're thinking, "Why would I be able to qualify to get this $20?" The answer is because you bought a cd from a retail store sometime between 1995 and 2000. Did you? I'm sure you did. So to get a potential $20 dollars at no additional cost to you, all you have to do is answer three questions and give them your address.

This is the artice I read that explains the situation much better than me.

And this is the actual website where you can file a claim.

Now go get your $20 from those mean old record companies.

Posted by nuala at January 08, 2003 10:43 AM

Wow, cool!

the only thing is...are you SURE this is legit? because they asked for my phone, address, name, and the last 4 digits of my soc sec which often is all that, for example, a bank asks me for. that would give these people a lot of info on me. and i am dubious that they would just accept my say-so of having bought the cd without proof. and also that this lawsuit would actually be carried through.

it sounds a lot like a scam. so I would be cautious.

Posted by: didofoot on January 8, 2003 12:42 PM

then again, it WAS in the chronicle. i trust the chronicle. hm.

Posted by: didofoot on January 8, 2003 12:43 PM

It sounds legit. I mean they would need your address to send the check and they can't do much with the last 4# of your ss and you don't have to give them your phone number. I didn't. So yea.

Posted by: Nuala on January 8, 2003 12:45 PM

it's been blessed by then urban legends reference pages, which is usually enough of an endorsement for the skeptical likes of me:


Posted by: holohan on January 8, 2003 06:09 PM

well wicked cool then. nuala you are finding some sweet shit these days. how DO you do it? i told my folks about the quarter votes. v cool.

Posted by: didofoot on January 9, 2003 08:07 AM

What's sad is I don't find out about it. People of work have found out about it and I have just posted it for the rest of the world to know about.

Posted by: Nuala on January 9, 2003 08:13 AM

well sure. i mean word of mouth. and now when i tell someone about this stuff, they will think I am cool. it's all about the equity of cool: everyone gets to be cool once.

Posted by: didofoot on January 9, 2003 08:56 AM

Yea. I'm cool. Kristen said so!

Posted by: Nuala on January 9, 2003 09:42 AM



Posted by: holohan on June 16, 2003 03:42 PM

Yea! Thirteen eventual dollars for me!

Posted by: nuala on June 17, 2003 04:57 PM