Harbor Freight has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit for deceptive pricing practices. Basically it was claimed that Harbor Freight used the “compare” price that you always see on their website and coupons in a deceptive way. All you should really care about is if you were a Harbor Freight customer between April 8th, 2011 and Dec. 15th, 2016 you may be entitled to some money!
So who exactly is included in this settlement?
Harbor Freight customers in the United States who, between April 8, 2011 and December 15, 2016, purchased any product from Harbor Freight which was advertised with a higher reference price (e.g., “reg. $XXX,” “only $XXX,” or “comp at $XXX”) adjacent to a lower current offering price, but which was not sold by Harbor Freight at the higher reference price for at least 28 of the last 90 days prior to purchase
If this applies to you, here are your 3 options:
After submitting a claim when will you be paid?
Payments will be made, after the Court grants “final approval” of the settlement and after any appeals are resolved, to eligible Class members who do not opt out and who send in valid and timely Claim Forms. If the Court approves the settlement after a hearing on July 7, 2017, it is possible that there may be appeals. Payments to eligible Class members will be mailed in most instances no later than approximately 1-2 months after the Court grants final approval of the settlement.
If you believe you are entitled to some money back from Harbor Freight and would like to join this class action lawsuit you can fill out the claimant form, HERE.
The deadline to submit a claim is AUGUST 7, 2017!
You will need to fill out the form and mail it in along with copies of your receipts or credit card statements. I did not find any information regarding online orders. Most of my Harbor Freight purchases are actually done online and therefore I printed all the orders from my online account.
Be sure to sign up for our Harbor Freight e-mail list (top right corner of this page) so that we can keep you posted if any updates become available regarding this class action lawsuit.