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Who has seen the Harbor Freight class action lawsuit?

Read all about it here:

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-...on-settlement/

Qualifying Class Members have three possible recovery options, depending on how they can document their qualifying purchases:

A refund of either 20 percent in cash or 30 percent on a Harbor Freight Tools gift card of the “you saved” amount shown on a Harbor Freight Tools purchase receipt

A refund of either 10 percent in cash or 12 percent on a Harbor Freight Tools gift card of the total amount of qualifying Harbor Freight Tools purchases shown on a credit or debit card statement

A $10 Harbor Freight Tools gift card


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Saw that. For what I spend at Harbor Freight it would be more trouble than it's worth.
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Lawyers trying to make money. Who cares what they say the 'valued at' price is? It's the price I pay that matters to me and I wouldn't be a part of anything that would force them to drive up their costs to recoup money they lose in a suit.
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Just went thru the exercise, and I qualify for about $40 of Actual Cash...or $60 of HF-money.
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This lawsuit and settlement is for dumb people. The smart people know they are selling low end stuff or junk and pick and choose what to buy and know the price, longevity, and quality. I barely am happy with my nitro parts cleaning gloves I bought there. It wouldn't be worth it to me and I agree this is going to raise the cost. They would have been better off spending the money just slightly increasing the quality of their stuff. That's all they needed to bring in more customers.

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I try to be "smart" about what I buy there, and I'll definitely read the review on their website first (also at other sources, if it's that important). Their stuff is certainly not the best. But I've bought a bunch of things there, making sure the reviews were OK.

For things I'll use infrequently, I like them. It's not a profession for me, so I can't justify "good" tools for everything. Especially for something I expect to use rarely, the inexpensive tool that I *have* is much more useful than the really-nice tool that I can't afford/justify, and therefore don't own.

And as a friend says, if he buys the HF version, and wears it out, then that shows he's using it enough to justify replacing it with a better version. And if the HF version fits his needs, then that's good, and it saves him some money.

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I agree that the price they claim it usually sells for is often bogus and everyone should know that. They are not alone on this practice. It is pretty widespread.

It is too bad retailers feel they need to do that but i am sure it works on some folks. Not on anyone smart enough to belong to the Snowblower Forum!

It is deceptive but compared to many other forms of deception going on these days it is mild at best.

Not worth pursuing and who saves receipts for more than the warrantee period.? If even that long.

I agree, I wish they could put that money in to better quality. Now it will mostly go to a bunch of Lawyers and a few dollars to some customer who will spend the money in the store on Asain made stuff.

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the lawyers are the only real winners.

I never buy anything electrical at HP or anything that costs more than a couple buys.

HF will be forced to raise their prices on their stuff. Oh, well, there is always the dollar store for throwaway tools.

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I can't say how many times I've gone in to Horrible Fright, looked around and walked out. 99% junk and scrap metal. JMHO

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I can't say how many times I've gone in to Horrible Fright, looked around and walked out. 99% junk and scrap metal. JMHO
Yeah, but it is cheap junk and scrap metal.

Some if their stuff is OK. You just can't expect to be getting professional quality. For a seldom used, but needed by a home-owner, it is a good place to buy stuff. For example, their sockets, wrenches (Pittsburgh) are OK, and have a lifetime warranty. But, all my tools are Craftsman, so who am I to be preaching !
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