News Did you get a check from the RAM settlement

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    I received a $19 check last week. I don't think I even filled out any online forms to qualify.

    Fifteen years ago, when many of you were sucking at the teet of your mothers the rest of us were sucking at the teet of technology, and we, being brave technological pioneers, bought our RAM and installed it ourselves.

    And the RAM manufacturers, being douche canoes of the highest order, collaborated to artificially inflate the price of RAM. Big names implicated in the scheme include Samsung, Crucial, and NEC.

    The RAM manufacturers were sued for their anti-competitive behavior, and ultimately settled for $310 million in 2014. $200 million was set aside for payments like the $60 check Deadspin’s Tim Burke received in the mail yesterday. Others are reporting checks as large as $72.95. One guy on Twitter reported getting $128.

    So if you bought anything with RAM in it, including pretty much any computer, between 1998 and 2002, you too could be getting a check in the mail—assuming you signed on to the settlement in time. Unfortunately, all of the deadlines have passed at this point. According to the timeline set out, disbursements are supposed to arrive this month.

    When asked what he would do with his new monies Tim replied, “[M]y wife put it in the bank.” When pressed for a response that was less practical he said, “I’ll buy beer probably.”

    So check your mailbox.


    Update: I came home to a check for $97.13, and I moved two month ago. So apparently the money WILL find you.

     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member

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    Yes

    Yeserday

    Check for 17 bucks
     
  3. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    The law firm handling the case picked up a cool $110 million.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I never got shit in the mail about it.
     
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    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    R.I.P. RAM :oops:


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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    No but next April i'll get RAMMED and settle for it.
    :coffee:
     
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    Bosch76 2016 Politics POTY Gold

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    If Trump is elected he let companies do whatever they want. Make America Great Again!
     
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    cpunuts New Member

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    $181.00
     
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    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter Gold

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    Yep, and I drive a Cadillac.:yes:
     
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    my check was for 789 dollars

    the only electronic thing I have ever purchased is a palm pilot.

    that's odd
     
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    Starkist owes me 25 cans of tuna. :killa:
     
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    It might be 50 cans, or 25 dollars.

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    Mine was 60 something and wife's was 50 something. Also got a $12 check for an Anheiser Busch class action lawsuit that I don't remember applying for.
     
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    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    No but I should be getting 18k for my six-year-old VW Golf diesel with lotsa miles on it.
     
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    i always miss out when the gettins good
     
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    Are you guys coupon clippers too? jK.
     
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    $36.74
     
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    I got 33 and change

    Mrs Coktoaston got 18 and change
     
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    I got 35 and change