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Claim: CD purchasers can apply on a web site to claim their share of the settlement of a price-fixing lawsuit.
Origins: So many bogus "something for nothing" promises gain wide circulation on the Internet that it was almost amusing to see one that was actually true yet largely ignored. Gullible netizens have been forwarding endless variations of the Bill Gates
For years consumers have been complaining about the relatively high prices of CDs (because they were generally priced much higher than vinyl records, even though they were just as cheap, if not cheaper, to manufacture). Finally someone did something about it:
Anyone who bought a CD (or a record or a cassette) between 1995 and 2000 was eligible to claim his portion of the settlement by signing up before
Update: The distribution of refund checks for up to $13.86 per person began on
Last updated: 30 October 2007
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