Class Eligibility

You are a Class member if you were a Harbor Freight customer in the United States who, between April 8, 2011 and up to December 15, 2016 (the “Class Period”), 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.

Estimated Amount


If you are a Class member and the settlement is approved, and you timely file a Claim Form, you may be entitled to a payment. The settlement allows eligible Class members who timely file claims to elect their recovery as follows:

  • Option A. Customers who have itemized Harbor Freight receipts reflecting one or more purchases between April 8, 2011 and December 15, 2016 with a “you saved” amount reflected on their receipts can submit copies of those receipts and elect to receive either 20% in cash, or 30% in a Harbor Freight gift card, of the total “you saved” amount listed on their receipts, excluding any amounts reflecting free items or items that were later returned.
  • Option B. Customers who have credit or debit card statements reflecting one or more purchases at Harbor Freight between April 8, 2011 and December 15, 2016 can submit copies of those statements and elect to receive either 10% in cash, or 12% in a Harbor Freight gift card, of the total Harbor Freight purchases on their credit or debit card statement(s), excluding any amounts reflecting items that were later returned.
  • Option C. All other customers who made purchases at Harbor Freight between April 8, 2011 and December 15, 2016 may submit one declaration, signed under penalty of perjury, stating that they purchased an item from Harbor Freight (other than a free item or an item that was later returned) that was advertised with a higher reference price (e.g., “reg. $XXX,” “only $XXX,” or “comp. at $XXX”) adjacent to a lower current offering price, and that they do not have itemized Harbor Freight receipts or credit or debit card statements of their Harbor Freight purchases. Customers submitting this declaration will receive one $10 Harbor Freight gift card.

Class members can choose relief under both Options A and/or B above, as long as they provide the appropriate receipts and/or statements; with the exception that the same purchase cannot be submitted under both Options A and B. Class members that qualify for relief under Option A and/or B cannot qualify for relief under Option C above.

If, after payments for all valid claims have been calculated, the total amount paid to Class members, plus administrative fees, plus attorney’s fees, is less than $23 million, Class members with valid claims may be eligible for additional compensation on a pro rata basis. The amount of the additional compensation will depend on what kind of documentation you provided with your Claim Form, whether you opted for a cash payment or a gift card, and the number of Class members who submit valid claims.

Proof of Purchase


Those who are able to provide proof of purchase will receive a more generous settlement

Case Name

Beck v. Harbor Freight,
No. 15CV00598
Court of Common Pleas Lake County Ohio

Case Summary

The lawsuit alleges that Harbor Freight violated the law by advertising merchandise at a “sale” or “comp at” price when the same items had not been sold at the advertised regular or “comp. at” price for at least 28 of the preceding 90 days. Harbor Freight disputes Plaintiffs’ allegations, and believes that it complied with all applicable laws at all times. The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiffs or Harbor Freight, and the Court has made no decision that Harbor Freight did anything wrong. Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement.

Settlement Pool





National Sale Price Settlement
c/o GCG PO Box 10351
Dublin, OH 43017-5551

201 responses to “Harbor Freight Sales Price Class Action Settlement”

  1. Liz says:

    Where do I get the numbers to be included in this class action. I had bought there many times different items.

    ADMIN – Hi Liz,

    Receipts and credit card statements.

  2. Julie Lafferty says:

    I have printed my claim form claim ID number 20000543 and am returning with a copy of original receipt saying I saved 160.00. Going in mail tomorrow.

  3. Brandy stanton says:

    I made a purchase from harbor freight within the time frame without return and not for free item for which I do not not have receipt.

    • allison says:

      i have the same thing i didnt plan on returning the items so i threw the receipts out.. how do i go about doing this?

      ADMIN – Hi Allison,

      You file without a receipt. You may get less but you will still get something.

  4. Rebecca Bouchard says:

    I have bought MANY things from Harbor Freight within that time limit. I just have to round up receipts and card statements.

  5. Dave Lanagan says:

    I purchased a sander at Harbor Freight that was supposed to be 65% off but I never noticed the sander selling at my Harbor Freight for 65% more that I paid for it. Please include me in this class action.

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    To participate in any of the class actions we publish you must file a claim.

  6. den says:

    I have been buying from HF stores for many years now! MANY of their items are NEVER sold for the price they claim as regular or normal price when advertise on sale! Everything I buy there is a really good deal though! I’ll look for my receipts and sign up, then what ever money I get back I will go to HF and SPEND!
    This must not be too big a deal for them though, I just got a new sales paper and it still shows COMPARE TO $XXX price which is so high price they are comparing their tools to stuff like SNAP-ON!
    Actually though I have had some Snap-on tools and sold them. I really like HF tools better for some things, so maybe it is FAIR to compare prices! Better Tools for a LOWER price!
    Also the last set of Craftsman tools I bought at SEARS was so crappy MANY years ago that it WAS the last set I bought! I have bought HF ever since and never another Craftsman!

    • Robbie cheatham says:

      I feel the same way. I have bought many things from HF including thier 8500 predator generator and have never had a problem with thier products , any money received will be going right back into thier register. Good products at a competitive low price. I hope everyone has the same mentality so the prices don’t increase as a result of current events.

      ADMIN – Hi Robbie,

      Thanks for sharing your perspective. I don’t think you need to worry about prices rising. Most companies keep insurance to cover the costs associated with lawsuits such as this.

    • Mark says:

      Den, their sales prices are pure B.S. I’ve been shopping at HF for over ten years and have been getting their sales catalogs for that same length of time and you see the same items discounted over and over again. I’ve never once seen certain items at their regular price. It’s actually insulting. I hope customers hold their feet tot he fire.

  7. Tammy.Moore says:

    Includee in this class action suite

    ADMIN – Hi Tammy,

    To be included please file a claim.

  8. Vickie L says:

    I drove across town just because they had a good price on toolbox, got there, not only was the price twice as much, but the sales person tried to get me to buy an even bigger and better box. I left empty handed and po, I haven’t shopped at Harbor Freight since. Felt like it was the old bait and switch thing.

    • Kim Pulsipher says:

      How were you able to get a salesman? When I am in the store, they are only by the cash register. You have to ask to have anyone help you. I have shopped there for years and never had anyone do that.

  9. ron durgin says:

    I made a purchase from harbor freight within the time frame without return

    • Maryjoyce Burns says:

      Purchased many tools from Harbor Freight. Many were great, but some fell apart including power washer that ruined me deck. They would not take it back without receipt. Good for them, not good for the party we were hosting!!!

  10. Anthony Johnson says:

    I like to be part of this suit

    ADMIN – Hi Anthony,

    To be part of a suit you must file a claim.

  11. Rowdy B says:

    You go to HF you get what you need take to the check out counter and you either pay the price or you don’t. Damn free loaders you people are so ate up with PC but then again this is what this country has turned into.

    • Teela Marie says:

      Pardon me? I’m part of this country and don’t appreciate your ire, especially since YOU’RE HERE and the sites only purpose is,lawsuits, so not only are you part of “what this country has become”, but you’re a hypocrite who isn’t very bright…smh

  12. Brenda L Brisco says:

    Have made several purchases for years. Looking for receipts.

  13. Lonzell Harris says:

    I will patisapate in the class action

  14. Leroy Jones says:

    I will not join in this ridiculous Class Action Suit against Harbor Freight & neither should you.
    Because of Harbor Freight I was able to purchase all the tools I need to make a great living & support my family. Because of my hard work and Harbor Freight Tools in my hands I am now living the American Dream.
    Harbor Freight has great deals and there is no other company that offers anything close to the value for your money. If they miss-stated a regular price who cares, Nobody with half a brain pays full retail anyway. And who goes into Harbor Freight without a 20% off coupon which can be found online on in the mail. The only ones getting rich off of most class suits are the attorneys. If you get anything from the suit it will amount to a few cents or buck or two at best. Harbor Freight will have to get the money to pay for there defense and claims by raising prices on all of us. We loose and the Attorneys win ALWAYS!.
    I will not join this frivolous suit and neither should you.

    ADMIN – Hi Leroy,

    Thank you for sharing your opinion. While I also personally appreciate their great prices I am not a huge fan of false advertising. I would still shop with Harbor Freight even if they did not overstated their price structure.

    Truth in advertising is primordial to effective and trust-based business relations.

    • Billy Kidd says:

      it doesn’t matter if you file or not, they are going to distribute the settlement amount to those who do file

    • Jason K. says:

      There are laws regarding what businesses can say in their advertisements. One such law regards fake “sale prices.” If a store says that something is on sale, it must have had the item for sale at the listed “regular price” for at least 1 day in the preceding 90 days. If they don’t, it’s an attempt to mislead the customer, and it’s illegal. Yes, HFT has great prices- as such, they really shouldn’t HAVE to resort to that kind of tactic- I shop there because their prices are really good, and I’ll continue to do so. It’s not necessary for them to have pretend “actual prices” on their products when the actual price is already excellent. Violating this law is a civil offense, meaning that the people who are “harmed” by the violation- in this case, people who purchased items that were advertised in this manner- must file a lawsuit to get compensation. If a business engages in dishonest behavior, they should be penalized for it. It’s not “frivolous” to expect that a business play by the rules, nor is it frivolous for a customer to expect to be compensated when the business doesn’t play by those rules.
      In addition, large companies like this carry insurance that covers a large percentage of any legal claim against them. The amount HFT will actually have to pay will probably be enough to make them think twice about violating the law, but it won’t be enough to cause them to have to raise their prices. You and I would be penalized if we break the law, or are negligent and get sued. Corporations aren’t exempt from that.

    • Susan L. says:

      Maybe YOU don’t mind being constantly ripped-off by company’s false advertising.
      But the rest of us need it to stop.

    • Joe in Taunton says:

      Other retailers have been sued by state Attorney Generals for exactly this kind of fraudulent pricing and fake sales. schemes These high-profile cases were reported in the news to alert customers to be aware of this kind of under-handed dealing. HF’s executives and their attorneys would be well aware that this is illegal, yet here we are again. Like you, I appreciate HF’s offerings, but it’s got to be a fair and level playing field.

  15. Benjie says:

    I have many Harbor Freight receipts, but nowhere on any of the receipts do I see a “you saved $xx.xx” as required by the settlement. Can I still submit these receipts?

    ADMIN – Hi Benjie

    The case is specific to items that were advertised as having had a price and then discounted when that was not the case. I encourage you to contact the class action administrator to obtain clarification.

  16. Anita Scott says:

    What is the difference between “You Saved ” and “additional savings”? Some receipts say you saved and others say additional savings. Do both count?

    ADMIN – HI Anita,

    The key is not the words but the amounts:

    You are a Class member if you were a Harbor Freight customer in the United States who, between April 8, 2011 and up to December 15, 2016 (the “Class Period”), 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.

    • Jason Duke says:

      I too have some receipts with “You saved” and then some where it appears they changed the terminology to “Additional Savings”

      Do both count or not? Otherwise there is no way for me to be able to tell if something I bought back in 2014 was advertised as being on sale based on the price on the receipt

      ADMIN – HI Jason,

      Submit them all and let the admin decide.

  17. Carl Leming says:

    Do you need all pages of credit card statement or just the one showing the purchase?

    ADMIN – Hi Carl,

    If the one showing the purchase has your name on it I believe it is sufficient.

    • bruce says:

      Since the card/account number is generally listed on that same page with your name and address, redacting that part might be a safe idea. I printed mine, and then I am going to redact the acct. numbers before scanning them and submitting them electronically.

  18. RON PAUL says:

    I have a box FULL of receipts from 2011 to present can I take digital photos and e-mail to someplace or is this mail in only ?

    Hi Ron,

    I believe the online path allows you to upload digital copies.

  19. Teela Marie says:

    Dear Admin…I absolutely don’t know how you do it without losing your mind smh lol

    ADMIN – Hi Teela,

    It takes a special person. 🙂

  20. Carol vanthof says:

    We Dave purchased tons of products over this period of time and unfortunately we do not keep receipts.

  21. Sandra says:

    I have bought lots of stuff from there but don’t have the receipt …And later see a price difference.

  22. Derek says:

    I made a purchase from harbor freight within the time frame without return

  23. jessica says:

    i have made numerous purchases but we no longer keep receipts.

  24. cal says:

    i have more than 100 receipts but none of them say “you saved….”

  25. Jonathan W says:

    Do online purchases count?

    ADMIN – Hi Jonathan,

    If it meets all the requirements set forth by the class I believe they count.

  26. douglas hunt says:

    my 9/23/2016 receipt for 307.39 alone [ that’s 60$] says “additional savings $110.00” instead of “you saved” is it the same or not eligible?

    ADMIN – Hi Douglas,

    The terms read you save, but I would call the admin to get additional clarification.

  27. Shopper says:

    I have receipts from the time period with a total “you saved” amount of over 2,000

  28. Roger says:

    I have many bank statements showing a picture of the front of the checks we wrote to Harbor Freight. Do these count as credit/debit or do I have to settle for the $10 gift card under Option C? We don’t have a debit card. We use checks.

    ADMIN – Hi Roger,

    Call this number to obtain clarification

  29. david papenfuss says:

    i have a lot that say additional savings , is that what it needs to say?

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    Please contact 1-888-321-0482 with your question.

  30. Steven H Wolters says:

    Tried to get a claim form can’t access site. Can you email me a claim form. Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Steven,

    I just tested the form and it seems to work perfectly.

  31. Rick Gordon says:

    I purchased a utility trailer and have a duplicate receipt and the flyer that shows the Reg. Price of the trailer- a price it never sold at. The receipt does not have “you saved” on it – would including the flyer put me in category a?

    ADMIN – Hi Rick,

    It sounds like you are category A but I would contact the admin using the contact information I provide above.

  32. cmrb says:

    Side note. Online filing is allowed ONLY IF you have proof of purchase. Without it, it seems you have to print and mail the settlement form by hand.

  33. Douglas McMillen says:

    Have bought lots of item from small to large purchases. Do not have receipts.

  34. Richard Bujaki says:

    I spent some time today on Google to determine if this was a scam or a valid claim, and it appears to be valid. That $3,000,000 settlement is not going to go very far after the lawyers take their cut. I’ve decided not to participate in this class action suit. Yes, I am eligible for the $10.00 rebate as I have bought lots of stuff from Harbor Freight in the past. I was not harmed in any way. I got fair merchandise at a fair price. I was never fooled by false claims of inflated value. I knew it was just a part of the product marketing strategy. I have no moral right to claim I was wronged and claim recompense. I was a ‘eyes wide open’ shopper. So I will not sell my feelings of self worth for a hand full of coins and by so doing, admit that I was so easily duped. My personal integrity, and sense of fair play is not for sale. (Well, not for $10.00 at least.) No foul, no harm, no pay.

    In years past, I have spent a great deal of money on the latest & greatest fishing lures & gear that was guaranteed to catch more fish, which it didn’t. I bought into their hype & hoopla. Should I sue the sellers for my own foolishness?

    • Jason K. says:

      It looks like the $3,000,000 is the part set aside specifically to pay claims, and is separate from the amount set aside to pay the attorneys. In addition, if you read the settlement notice, anything left over from the amount set aside for costs will be added to the claims pool. it’s worth it to file a claim.

    • Mike says:

      If there was a guarantee and the lures did not performe up to said guarantee then you should be able to get some compensation if you choose not to that is your choice

  35. bill dyer says:

    Dear Admin,
    I’d like to upload photocopies of in-store receipts. There would be numerous copies. Is there a maximum file size? Can I also mail a form in for option B for on-line purchases where I only debit card info. The debit card would only show the total purchase including sales tax. How is the 10% calculated for option B?

    ADMIN – Hi Bill,

    Please contact 1-888-321-0482 to ask your questions.

  36. Patricia Gardner says:

    My husband and I bought tools there during the fall of 2016 that were on sale.
    I thought they were a trusted business and had no idea about their dishonesty.

    P. Gardner

    • Marco says:

      I personally wouldn’t call it dishonesty. If anything, it’s just as dishonest as telling your friends how handsome all their children are. It’s simply creative marketing that backfired. If anyone sees the same drill every single week at Harbor Freight for 19.99$, with a “regular price” of 79.99$, they are really gullible if they think that is the actual price and that they are just lucky to catch it.

      It’s just a frowned upon marketing practice whose sole purpose is to make you feel better about saving money. This isn’t exactly a practice that harms anyone.

  37. STAN SPAGNUOLO says:

    My fiancee and I have bought many tool for the last 5 years for our wood working crafts

  38. Jason K. says:

    The vast majority of Harbor Freight’s prices show a “compare at” or “regular price” label on the tag. However, most of these items never show “you saved” on the receipt. Anyone able to clarify for me what is going on? Should I just submit all of my receipts? (I have a bunch- they get emailed to you if you’re on file with them)

    ADMIN – Hi Jason,

    Give the admin a call to obtain clarification.

  39. Bill says:

    Your contact number is not helpful, it’s just a recorded message without an option to talk to someone.

    My online bank statements do not go back beyond January 2015, but I do have a record through the Mint website. Would a PDF of purchase records from Mint be acceptable for option B?

    ADMIN – Hi Bill,

    Try contacting them via email. If that fails just submit your MINT statements and see if they work.

  40. David Cov says:

    On making copies of bank statements, If I blacken out the other purchases on my statement and only show the purchase at HF, is that acceptable ? If not what is the acceptable process of sending bank statements ?

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    I am pretty confident that is acceptable, just make sure your personal info shows plus their transaction.

  41. Guy Caporicci says:

    Can I send the original receipts as they may not appear clearly on a copy? Believe it or not, I have found every receipt for Harbor Freight purchases since 2011.

    ADMIN – Hi Guy,

    I would not recommend that. By sending the originals you will be left without evidence in hand.

  42. J. says:

    I have several receipts that say, “Additional Savings” at the bottom instead of “You saved.” Do these receipts quality for the reimbursement?

    ADMIN – Hi J,

    I believe they do but it would be best if you contact the class action administrator.

  43. Ken G. says:

    I track all my spending through Quicken. Very detailed. Send you a Quicken summary of my spending with Harbor Freight Tools. Will that be sufficient?

    ADMIN – Hi Ken,

    I am not sure it will. Why don’t you contact the admin to check? Their info is provided on this page.

  44. laura says:

    I am a mechanic and I bought numerous amounts of tools from Harbor freight on my debt card and I no longer have receipts for those items

    ADMIN – Hi Laura,

    Then you can only file using the path for those without a receipt.

  45. Connie Flanery says:

    I don’t remember if I’ve already filed a claim or not. I have moved & don’t have access to any receipts that I used to have because everything is in storage at this time. I also do not have a forwarding address as of yet. Besides renting a P.O. Box do you have any suggestions? And, can you tell me if I’ve filed a claim? Seems like I may have when I was originally notified about the lawsuit but I could’ve also been looking for any receipts I still may have had so, therefore I didn’t follow through with a claim.
    Thank you kindly for your time.

    ADMIN – Hi Connie,

    I am not the administrator. You need to reach out to the class action admin to answer your questions.

  46. edward cheathem says:

    i have bought numerous amount of items from them should have keep the receipts

  47. ANNIE says:

    fyi, if you have no receipts you will have to print/file the claim form via US Mail

  48. Terri Ivie says:

    I have tons of receipts stuff has faded but I have them. Now what?

    ADMIN – Hi Terri,

    Take a photo and enhance it.

  49. Elvia Rivera says:

    I do t have receipts but I e bought a lot from here

  50. Demetrius Lewis says:

    I have plenty of receipts they are for some reason are in my emails. I just need to go through them one by one.

  51. William says:

    I have 33 credit card PDF statements with 35 harbor freight purchases totalling about $2k. Now what do I do?

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    You file a claim.

  52. Yvonne Root says:

    I have credit card statements on paper where do I find the claim form to submit these?

    ADMIN – Hi Yvonne,

    On the claim form you will see a line item that reads: If you do not have a Claimant ID No. and Control No., please check here:
    Mark that box and follow the instructions.

  53. Hector Munoz says:

    I always shop there but never keep my receipts, but when I purchased these items you guys ask me for my phone number, shouldn’t you guys have all my purchases saved under that number…

    ADMIN – Hi Hector,

    I think HS asks for your phone number as a means to target by market. They do not keep an association between your phone and your transactions. I would suggest however that you double-check with the admin.

  54. Robert says:

    I’ve been shopping there for years. Calculated that I should be getting $488 in store credits and submitted on April 5th! I wonder how long it will take until I get a response.

  55. Khalid Mahmood says:

    I bought 6 or 7 jacks from dover de and salisbury md between 2011 thru 2017 I dont know how to file claim they are asking claimant id and control # where i can find

    ADMIN – Hi Khalid,

    There is a file path that does not require a claimant ID If you read closely on the claim form you will see that you can click your way into this form.

  56. David says:

    I just got my settlement check today ( minus $30 check fee ) I did not want the horror freight plus 10% gift card because i no longer buy stuff from them, 70% of the items they sell are junk. I dont have money or time to waste on there sub standard tools .

  57. Timothy McLaughlin says:

    I have purchased hundreds of items spending thousands of dollars even repeat buying drills saws compressors generators solar setups welding items hand tools galore,locks, Knives, wheels,carts,tarps,Tiedowns, air tools and attachments and supplies blades,bits,glue,tape,batterys,flashlights for my headbig, frivolous and fancy ones got bunches of free ones bought 10 times as many of those standing lamps, bottle jacks, jackstands,towchains,scales and magnifyers and many other,household items lubes,cloths,gloves and much more. I have returned a few things… exchanged others and got parts missing or I lost or that I broke or whatever. The people
    never hassled and I bought over and again mostly cash some card got club membership and some extended warranty but the receipt paper and ink faded 9 blank unreadableness rapidly and repeatedly so what should I do?
    I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Timothy
    Why don’t you try to see if you have credit card records?

  58. John Doe says:

    Is there an estimate as to when the funds will actually be disbursed to the class members? I see there’s a deadline for submissions, but no ETA for disbursement.

    ADMIN – Hi Alex,

    No timeline for payment at the time.

  59. Ron Laskowski says:

    Harbor Freight is a great store selling excellent quality products. Their stock includes hard-to-impossible to find hardware. I have shopped their for years, and have never been disappointed with the products that I purchased. I use their Super Coupons on nearly every purchase. Yes, the prices do vary depending on which sale paper you reference. I suggest that you keep their flyers and be an informed shopper. It is up to the buyer to get the best price. And yes, I will collect all my receipts from the past five years, file a claim for a Harbor Freight gift card, and continue to shop at Harbor Freight for a long time to come.

  60. Warren says:

    The online Claim Form doesn’t not Option C for the $10 Gift Card. There seems to be something fishy going on here on the online form. Looks like the HF is wanting to prevent people from not apply for claim online by doing this and forcing them to apply through mail.

  61. Sharon says:

    When do the checks and gift cards get mailed out? I mailed in my claim and I’m curious when to expect them. Thanks, Sharon

    ADMIN – Hi Sharon,

    It takes sometimes up to a year after the deadline if there are no appeals.

  62. Bryan juranek says:

    I have ordered from harbor freight my hole life without a problem , not once did I feel like I had been taken for a ride , they have a great costumer service , great products at a great price. I have ordered 20 ton press , 2 ton cherry picker , lots of air tools , hand tools , tarps , etcetera , etcetera. I don’t feel like they o me a refund. I won’t be asking for a refund. Thanks for a great place to shop harbor freight.

  63. Rosie says:

    I have printed my claim form to mail in as I can not file online with out a receipt , question is can you file with out a receipt online instead of mailing?

    ADMIN – Hi Rosie,

    I believe you can


    What about items I purchased using PayPal? I have no monthly statement like a credit card. No store receipt. Only the receipt that came in the box.

    ADMIN – Hi Rodger,
    These are part of the class action.

  65. chris johnson says:

    When can i expect my gift cards? Sent in the info 3 months ago.

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    It may be months if not years.

  66. Chris says:

    For option b, Do I need to send in complete monthly bank statements for every month i shopped there or can I simply do a search for harbor freight transactions and export that data only?

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    If the data export includes info that includes your name I think you should be able to use it.

    • Chris says:

      And if full statements can I Mark out unrelated transactions? What specifically is required to be present?

      ADMIN – Hi Chris,

      Yes you can mark out other transaction but make sure the area with your name is visible.

  67. greg purcell says:

    Did you just tell someone it could be YEARS before we get paid on this settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi Greg,

    It could be months if not years. When it comes to class action settlements you hope for the best but expect the worst. There are many cases that get stuck on appeals for what seems like an eternity. Basically, don’t plan your vacation or your wedding with the funds from any settlement. But if everyone gets paid sooner we will have something to celebrate.

  68. David says:

    I have a bunch of credit card statements. I got a couple questions:

    1) Can you only send the relevant pages ( that show the harbor freight tx ) only instead of the whole 3-5 page statement.
    2) Can i redact / cross out the other non relevant transaction, for privacy reasons? I am very reluctant so send years of financial history out in the open like that.


    ADMIN – Hi David,

    Yes and yes

  69. Bryan juranek says:

    H.F. is a great place to get tools for a great price . H.F. has sold me tools for a lot of years. Not once did I feel like I had been taken for a ride. I see no need for any kind of a refund, that could force them to raise the price of their price

  70. MARCUS CLOSE says:

    Just recently made a purchase

  71. Michael Kazigian says:

    when can I expect paymant? There were some that said they were already paid? What determines the payment priority?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    Where did you read that it was paid already?

    • Michael Kazigian says:

      on this site
      David says:
      May 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm
      I just got my settlement check today ( minus $30 check fee ) I did not want the horror freight plus 10% gift card because i no longer buy stuff from them, 70% of the items they sell are junk. I dont have money or time to waste on there sub standard tools .

  72. Thomas Martin says:

    How do I follow up on my completed claim form and receipts I sent in over 45 days ago>?

    ADMIN – Hi Thomas,

    By writing to the class action administrator.

  73. Mark says:

    I’ve been purchasing tools from Harbor Freight for well over ten years now and have scanned almost all of my receipts. Would love to participate in the law suit; however, the amount of money I might expect to receive is not worth my time. I will say this much: every time I receive a Harbor Freight catalog in the mail and I see the same old items year in and year out discounted for the same price I knows it’s pure B.S. They aren’t fooling anybody who has been a customer for as long as I am. Nevertheless, even though I am onto their B.S. sales price scheme, some of their tools are bargains as long as you aren’t planning on trying to make a living using them.

  74. Donna Flye says:

    Can you use the Harbor Freight Gift Card online? Not sure I saw this question here.

    ADMIN – Hi Donna,

    I believe you can.

  75. Joe in Taunton says:

    The claims website is off-line. Can’t acces the online claim form nor the paper form download link.
    The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

  76. Todd says:

    It seems the receipts are printed with disappearing ink. A bunch of mine are now completely white, no writing anymore.

    • Jennifer Gill says:

      EXACTLY, mine too. Should we just send in the blank receipts and guess the amounts? I think there should be a class action lawsuit against businesses printing receipts that they require for any refund, exchange, warranty, or class-action settlement claim down the road, yet they use ink that magically disappears even if the receipt is kept in ideal conditions! It’s total BS!

      ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

      I have a receipt scanner. Dreamy little machine.

  77. Nick Keener says:

    I have years of credit card statements do I send whole credit card statement or what and who send to and by when

    ADMIN – Hi Nick,

    Just the portion that shows the transaction, you send it before the deadline to the class action administrator together with a copy of your claim form.

  78. Ed says:

    Has anyone received any sort of confirmation after sending in a claim? I sent a multi page claim in several months ago and never received any kind of acknowledgement.

  79. Carol says:

    Help please, I have dozens of jpgs of receipts and pdfs of credit card statements. I’ve. Even working on them all week. How do I submit these multiple files or do they all have to be combined into 1 file (which I don’t know how to do)? Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Carol,

    If you are not tech savvy enough to combine various files think about printing your stuff and sending it in the mail certified.

    • Carol says:

      So you are saying I can only submit 1 JPG or 1 PDF?

      ADMIN – Hi Carol,

      I would print and mail my stuff. I don’t think the online application cares if you submit a pdf of JPG but I have the feeling that size and number of files matter.

  80. Carol says:

    One other question. Many of my receipts are over 2 feet long. I can’t get it all in one picture without it being blurry. Is it ok to fold them some to just show Harbor Freight, the date and amount saved or do you need top to bottom?

    ADMIN – Hi Carol,

    Consider taking a picture instead of scanning or scan the receipt in two parts.

  81. William L. says:

    Also, most of my credit card statements only have month and day on the purchase line, with the year maybe on an entirely separate page. Do I have to cobble together a copy with both dates for each purchase, or can I just note the year beside the purchase line? I have about 20 so far…do they want a 20 page PDF file with the submission?

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    I would include the front page plus the page that has the transaction.

  82. Tom says:

    I can’t download or file online. I checked the box for do not have a Claimant ID No. and Control No but I get an error message saying “Claimant ID No. and Control No you entered are not valid. Please enter the Claimant ID No. and the Control No. listed on the email you received.”
    And the contact number is just a voice recording. How can I get the form or file online if the website is broken?

    ADMIN – Hi Tom,

    You can email the class action administrator or contact class counsel.

  83. Dave says:

    I have mailed my receipts and claim form. I have US Postal Service Tracking confirmation it was received. When can I expect my rebate? I never got any type of confirmation that it was received other than my tracking information. Please advice.

    ADMIN – Hi Dave,

    It will be a while before we get updates on this one.

  84. William L. says:

    The filing website is not currently working ( ). It won’t provide access to online filing or to the mail-in form unless you enter Claimant ID and Control numbers, even if you check the box saying you don’t have them. This is grossly negligent situation just before the filing deadline.

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    That sounds super frustrating. I am really sorry you are experiencing issues and I wish I could help

  85. pj says:

    Does anyone know the current status? Has final approval been made?

  86. William L. says:

    Found the glitch. On a hunch, I tried entering a different email address on the site and it proceeded with the process. My guess is this probably indicates that the site’s database sees my main email as one to which a notice with a set of claim numbers was sent at some earlier point. Perhaps such a notice went into a spam folder, as no search of my emails retrieves anything now.

    In any case, it worked for me doing that without any claim numbers, though there still may be others who are stuck in the same quandary without any hint on the website as to how to proceed.

  87. TAREQ ZAKARNEH says:

    when we will get the money for this settlement ? I doubt this money will go to the law firm corporate and we will not get anything

    ADMIN – Hi Tareq,

    Once the case is moving forward with distribution I will post it on our Facebook page.

    • Philip says:

      What is your Facebook page so I can check to see how the payout is progressing.

      ADMIN – Hi Phillip

    • Philip says:

      Is this your facebook page? I would like to have an idea when they will start paying out claims. They kind of keep us in the dark. I don’t think they even acknowledge they are working on claims or if there are any legal objections that would slow things down.


      ADMIN – Hi Phil,

      Like I mentioned before, we don’t have an update as to when this will be paid.

  88. Dave says:

    Too late to submit?

    ADMIN – Hi Dave,

    Please refer to the deadline when wanting to know if you are too late to submit for any of the settlements we post. In this case you are too late.

  89. Matthew says:

    I too am wondering what happened at the settlement hearing on 7/7/17. Did he judge approve the settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi Matthew,

    I have no updates.

  90. Dan says:

    Is there any way to find out if my individual application is in the que?

    ADMIN – Hi Dan,

    You have to contact the class action administration.

  91. William Holderman says:

    I call a couple of weeks ago. Inquiring about my claim. The fellow who I chatted with said they have my claim and said I’d receive status of my claim. Could you please ck where this claim is in the food chain. Sent to you in June.
    William Holderman
    1020 Orchard Rd
    Marion, IA 52302

    E Mail :

    Thank you

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    I can’t. Our website is simply a newspaper of class actions and not the administrator for most cases we feature.

  92. Michael says:

    When will we know the outcome?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael

    Some settlements take months to years before they come to a final resolution.

    • Philip says:

      Does this mean the statement they made that they would start paying out 60 days after august 7, 2017 are bogus?


      ADMIN – Hi Philip,

      That was an estimation, not written in stone.

  93. Andrea says:

    Has anyone seen a check yet?

  94. Class Member says:

    I sent in my claim form and receipts per the settlement instructions, but also did not receive any notification. I called the law firm and received an email stating they were still going through claims. I emailed back about a week before the turn in deadline and received a reply that my claim has been approved. I emailed them again around the first of Sept to ask about the settlement approval hearing and the firm replied that they are still waiting on the courts decision. I’m not sure how long that takes, especially when the case has already been settled. I asked when we would know about the checks and the firm replied they “will update the website (nationalpricesettlement) with any new info.” Well, the only thing I worry about is the site says you have 60 days to cash your check before it is void. BUT, they won’t tell us when to look out for it! What the heck!? And they don’t expect people to be anxious? I do not see any new info on the website since they created it. I keep thinking, maybe they already sent checks out and mine got lost. How will I know? And if I ask about it too late, they will say, you should have called sooner. They need to post an update, even if it is “Still Working On It.” I will save this page. Please post any new info you receive. Thank you!

    ADMIN – Hi Member,

    If you follow our Facebook page you will see that lots of community members alert us as soon as they receive their checks.

  95. Class Member says:

    What is the total of your claim? Post it in a reply. I’d like to see how much is getting paid out vs all the money going to the firms.

    ADMIN – Hi Class Member,

    Always remember, without the work and risk taken by those firms there would be no class action settlements. For every one they win they have invested and lost many other cases.

  96. Tracy Belvill says:

    Hey, where is my gift card? Filled out claim and mailed receipts and documentation. Tracy Belvill

    ADMIN – Hi Tracy,

    Contact the class action administrator to check on the status of your claim.

  97. Cary Dare says:

    I got this in my email, is this legit?

    please let me know

    From: Adam Bowman
    Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 1:03 PM
    Subject: National Sale Price Settlement – Notice of Deficient Claim (Web No Signature)

    Dear Claimant,

    According to our records, you attempted to file an online claim submission for the National Sale Price Settlement. However, you did not electronically sign your claim submission. Please sign the following substitute verification and return this to us as soon as possible.

    I certify under penalty of perjury that I have read the Claim filing instructions; I made an eligible purchase from Harbor Freight between April 8,

    2011 and December 15, 2016; I believe I am eligible for Class membership; and all of the information on this Claim Submission is true

    and correct to the best of my knowledge.

    ADMIN – Hi Cary,

    It looks real but I cannot see which address it came from so I am unable to confirm.

    • Paul says:

      I can’t connect with anyone. What is the email you used to ask questions? Everytime I call and click 3 to ask a question I get a repeated message saying FAQ’s and answers are available on the website but it never actually dials you to a person. Their whole system keeps you in a loop. I hear about people getting emails about claims in the system but I have heard nothing so I am hoping to send an email to someone, none are provided though.

  98. al aven says:

    the admin phone number is just a menu and the most specific information is a section on FAQ – how can we find out the status of our claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Al,

    You can send a certified letter to the class action administrator.

  99. William P Montgomery says:

    I filed my claim as per instruction when should I expect payment. My claim should be a good amount I sent receipts and all claim forms per instructions. Is there a website I can check on progress of claims

    ADMIN – Hi William,

    You can contact class counsel to ask:
    Patrick J. Perotti, Esq. Nicole Fiorelli, Esq. DWORKEN & BERNSTEIN CO., L.P.A. 60 South Park Place Painesville, Ohio 44077

  100. David says:

    I mailed my papers and form in on MARCH 28 2017. I have not heard anything back. I called numerous times to get nowhere. Can’t speak to a real person. I kept copies of EVERYTHING I mailed including the the stamped envelope and have the certified mail receipt. I sent in a ton of receipts and it came to $411 and change to get back. Does anyone have a email address to contact them with? Has anyone heard of any settlement yet?

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    Consider reaching out to class counsel. This is their phone: (440) 352-3391

    • Kyle says:

      Last time I received a reply from the counsel was early this month. It said the judge still has to approve the settlement. That was supposed to happen back in July but they said it takes a long time. If it is approved, then you’ll have to wait for appeals to time out. After all that, then checks will be issued, IF the settlement is approved.

  101. Phil says:

    Many Harbor Freight customers spent a lot of time collecting their old receipts and submitting claims in accordance with the process. A continued delay of the settlement is not earning Harbor Freight goodwill with any of us.

    ADMIN – Hi Phil,

    I don’t think Harbor Freight needs goodwill. People keep shopping with them because they have great prices 😉

  102. Russell says:

    This is on the front page of there homepage National Sale Price Settlement
    The Court held the Settlement Approval Hearing on July 7, 2017. The Court has not yet ruled on whether to grant final approval, and we do not have any information on when the Court will make its ruling. We will update this website once the Court makes its ruling.

    Payments will be made after the Court grants “final approval” of the settlement, and after any appeals are resolved, to eligible Class members who did not opt out and who sent in valid and timely Claim Forms. Please be patient. Payments to eligible Class members will be mailed in most instances approximately 1-2 months after the Court grants final approval of the settlement and appeals, if any, have been resolved.

  103. Scott Moon says:

    I sent my receipts on line days before deadline. I received no type of confirmation. Did they send acknowledgement when they received these online claims? Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Scott,

    I don’t recall anyone receiving an acknowledgement.

  104. Chris Simpson says:

    Hello, I filed a claim through the website but I didn’t receive any type of confirmation. Is this normal or did I do something wrong?

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    I can’t quite recall if this settlement sent a confirmation email or not. Your best bet is to reach out to the admin and have them check if your claim is part of their records.

    • Kyle says:

      I didn’t receive a confirmation when I sent my receipts, so I contacted the group in order to have them verify they received them and that nothing was missing from my paperwork. I had a rep email me and confirm they received my receipts and that they were processed, documented, and that I was good to go.
      It’s a little late now to be worried about a confirmation.

  105. Phil says:

    Update from the website (

    “On November 3, 2017, the Court granted final approval of the settlement in its Settlement Order and Final Judgment. Please be patient. Payments to eligible Class members who did not opt out and who sent in valid and timely Claim Forms will be mailed in most instances approximately 1-2 months after appeals from the Settlement Order and Final Judgment, if any, have been resolved.”

    So now the question is, will there be time-consuming appeals to wait for?

  106. Russell says:

    The courts granted the settlement on Nov 3rd. Payments will take several months.

  107. David says:

    The time just got extended….
    A Notice of Appeal was filled today.

    Notice of Appeal, Transcript has been ordered, Journal Entry of November 3, 2017, docketing statement, certificate of service, filed. Attorney Larry W. Zukerman CA Number 2017-L-155
    Copies of Notice of appeal, all accompanying documents issued to Nicole Fiorelli, Rodger Eckelberry, Judge Culotta and Warren. Postal certificate in file.

    The question is, why would you reach a settlement agreement and then appeal what you agreed to. That makes no sense to me.

  108. Kyle says:

    Okay, I contacted the counsel and David is completely WRONG. Here is the email I received, “The Court entered its Settlement Order and Final Judgement on November 3rd. If no appeals are filed, we anticipate that distribution will take place to all eligible class members by mid-January 2018. Appeals may be filed up to 35 days after the Order was entered. There have not been any appeals filed at this point.”

  109. Walter says:

    From what I was told by my attorney these are professional objectors….They hold up the settlement looking for a payout using the appeals process….They hope the attorneys representing the class settle and they get a payday. The attorneys representing the class cannot get paid until all appeals have been closed or dismissed and the objectors know this …google professional objectors….Some attorneys make a living from just doing this…

    • Ed says:

      That’s interesting. You learn something new every day. It looks like a second objector has entered an appeal. The names Palmer and Cochran are listed in this case and show up in many articles about professional objectors.

      • Walter says:

        There seems to be a total of 6 objectors…I have a call into my attorney who is handling my claim through the class…I’m very curious as to what the plan is going to be….They want their 10 million I would imagine….

        • Kyle says:

          Hi Walter,
          I’m just curious, why would you assign your attorney to the suit? Wouldn’t he cost more than you’d get from this? Or am I missing something?

  110. Daniel Alarcon says:

    whatever happened to the settlement rebates? I filed all my receipts this past Aug. and have heard nothing yet.

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    Currently the case is under appeals.

  111. George Long says:

    Claim (ID No 1265) was sent 4-24-17
    Have not heard or received anything yet.
    When might settlement be done
    George Long

    ADMIN – Hi Mr. Long,

    We are waiting on appeals to clear.

  112. Chris Ford says:

    I applied/sent in all my documentation/receipts etc back in March 17 and heard nothing. I understand the case is under appeals but is there a way to verify that I’m included in the class action?

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    Yes, you can contact the class action administrator and have them verify that they received your submission.

  113. Chris says:

    What other information do I need to include when I mail them my updated mailing address? Can I update it by calling the 1-800 number?

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    The 1-800 often leads to a recorded message. When updating your address by mail provide sufficient info for the admin to locate your claim. Full address, full name telephone and claim number.

  114. Theodore A. Griffith says:

    Wanted to know if I am included in this lawsuit. I have mailed claim form and the information requested. I called the 888 number and it is prerecorded with no-one you can actually speak with. How do I find out if I am included?

    ADMIN – Hi Theodore,

    Your best bet is snail mail or email. Class action administrators are pretty bad about answering phones.

  115. Loreto Lobue says:

    Called the number given and received a prerecorded message. What is the updated date that the settlement will be distributed?

    ADMIN – Hi Loreto,

    The judge did not allow for consolidation of the appeals submitted after the final fairness hearing. At this point each appeal will have to be visited separately before the settlement is authorized.

  116. Ed says:

    “01/22/2018 JOURNAL ENTRY FILED: Appellees’ motions to consolidate are overruled….”
    I’m no lawyer but I take this to mean that each of the six professional objector’s appeals will be dealt with separately on a case by case basis.

    ADMIN – Hi Ed,

    You are correct!

  117. Karen Ford says:

    Will I be receiving a settlement check? If so when should I expect a check? I send all the necessary paper work before the deadline.

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    Here is the latest update

    On November 3, 2017, the Court granted final approval of the settlement in its Settlement Order and Final Judgment. Please be patient. Payments to eligible Class members who did not opt out and who sent in valid and timely Claim Forms will be mailed in most instances approximately 1-2 months after appeals from the Settlement Order and Final Judgment have been resolved.

  118. R. Smith says:

    So are there appeals still pending? It’s 2 months since that the 11/3/17 date and still nothing but I cannot find info on appeals anywhere.
    What’s the status?

    ADMIN – Hi R,

    Appeal filed in November of 2017 is still pending.

  119. Ed says:

    02/01/2018 MAGISTRATE’S ORDER FILED: Appellant’s Jan., 29, 2018 motion for an extension of time to file his brief is granted to March 8, 2018.

    ADMIN – Hi Ed,

    Thanks for the info.

  120. Robert Mansfield says:

    Instead of asking us to be patient why not give us status of appeals? Is it scheduled to be heard? When

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    You will have to be patient. Next hearing is end of March but that does not mean anything as far as getting your payment.

  121. Earl says:

    I agree with many other posts, I love Harbor freight. I’m there every week or so and spend over a couple thousand dollars a year. I’m sure any money I receive will be spent in their stores

  122. Richard says:

    I’m 74 years old and bought considerable amounts of Harbor Freight equipment. I joined in the class action with all the faith in the lawyers, judge and Harbor Freight that a solution would be arrived upon and concluded in a TIMELY manner. It was stated in post that it would take approximately 2 months after all appeals. That happened. To me, from November 3rd, plus 2 months, equals somewhere around January 3rd. My question is, who’s holding everything up? Appeals have been rendered.Am I going to live long enough to actually see this case finalized?! Also, did the $10M already get paid to the lawyers?

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    The case had further appeals, the lawyers are not paid yet but they are making more money as a result of the appeals.

  123. Walter says:

    The attorneys are not making more money with the appeals process…..They want this over with as much as we do…
    I am hoping the Appeals Judge grants the motion to dismiss all of the appeals..

  124. Charles Stauber says:

    I sent in a claim made many purchases but I never received my $10 gift card it’s been a very long time now

    ADMIN – Hi Charles,

    The case is under appeals.

  125. Rkp says:

    For all those who are wondering. 6 appeals and I think 4-5 extentions to this date
    02/01/2018 MAGISTRATE’S ORDER FILED: Appellant’s Jan., 26, 2018 motion for an extension of time to file his brief is granted to March 8, 2018.

  126. Tim Glaze says:

    I have not gotten any kind of notice back other than online. were we going to get some kind of notice Or how can we check on that. I tried calling the contact number but it goes to an automated system that will not let you get to a human or any answer other than the prerecorded ones

    ADMIN – Hi Tim,

    This case is currently under appeals. No payments will be issued until all appeals are resolved.

  127. Matthew says:

    I spent hours obtaining and combing through credit card statements. I sent them a big list of redacted credit card statements that only reflected the purchases at HF, as well as a spread sheet with all of the dates and amounts I spent. It totaled up to over 4 grand. I have yet to receive any word from them or the promised gift card. I opted for the 12% of what I spent back as a gift card. Has anybody got any payout out of this yet>

    ADMIN – Hi Matthew,

    Per the official website the settlement is under appeals. Please head to our Facebook page to read the details.

    • tony in Temecula says:

      i agree. i spent many hours rounding up 6500 dollars of stuff I bought there never a word. Maybe this scam is only a form of private business extorting larger businesses at consumers expense.

  128. Michael Miano says:

    What is your Facebook page?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    Here you are

  129. Kyle says:

    So, it looks as though 2 appeals are set to be dealt with on 4/2/18 and 4 are set to be dealt with on 4/4/18. Each time an appointment time has been set to deal with the appeal, there is an extension filed to back it up another month.

    At what point are there no more options for the professional objectors to request an extension? I’d like to get on with this one way or the other. I’m not a member who has $50 riding on this, I turned in nearly 7 figures in cc statements and had my receipts verified and confirmed by the firm months ago.

    The settlement states 10% in cash refund for cc statements and possibly up to 18% in cash refund for cc statements if there is enough allocation to go around a second time. At what point does the money from the settlement get so far eaten up in legal fees that there is no more left for class members?

    Do we have any info on how much money class members have turned in verified receipts/statements for? Is there a possibility that the 10% will be more like 1% if there has been too many valid claims turned in, or will it at least be 10%?

    I’d appreciate any info you can give.

    ADMIN – Hi Kyle,

    I have seen some cases dragged by professional objectors for almost a full decade. No I don’t have information as to how much you will receive. I totally understand your frustration.

  130. Katie Yenor says:

    Hello, is there any update on this settlement? I still haven’t received any payment and there have been no updates since March 8th of this year.

    ADMIN – Hi Katie,

    None at the moment.

  131. Kyle says:

    So on 3/21, each appeal has the following message: Stipulated notice of voluntary dismissal with prejudice. So, does this mean the objectors got paid and dropped their appeal or did they just drop it? The website shows the appeal still open but that messages states the appeal is closed and cannot be reopened. Are we going to be receiving checks soon or has the money been eaten up in legal fees?

    ADMIN – Hi Kyle,

    Most likely you will get checks sometime this year.

    • Walter says:

      Kyle…I have turned in a verified amount well over 7 figures…..Keep in mind that this settlement is taxable and you will have to pay tax on your settlement…

  132. lamonth h davis says:

    What is this werified and confirmed about.I sent mine in a months ago and never heard back?

    ADMIN – Hi Lamonth,

    This is still in progress.

    • Kyle says:

      Verified and confirmed in my post means I sent in my info and then emailed the law firm to verify they have received it and then had them confirm my total sent in. The firm email me back that they verified they had received my receipts and confirmed my total amount turned in. There was no way I would do all that work just to not know if they received them or not. I’m surprised no one else did this.

  133. Ed says:

    03/26/2018 JOURNAL ENTRY FILED: Upon consideration and upon recommendation of the Administrative Counsel, the motion is granted, and this appeal is dismissed. Pending motions are hereby overruled as moot. Costs taxed as agreed by the parties.

    Progress: all 6 appeals are “closed”. Looks like the case is closed.

  134. Kyle says:

    So, as far as I see it now, the court’s website updated each appeal as closed. All 6 appeals have been dismissed without possibility of being reopened. (Please correct me if I am wrong). According to the class action website, now that the appeals have been taken care of, checks will be mailed out in 1 to 2 months. I’m curious to see how much mine will be. Will we get the 10% as stated or less? Or is there enough to go around twice and we get 18% for the cash option/cc receipts?

    ADMIN – Hi Kyle,

    We won’t know that until the class action admin validates all the claims.

  135. Walter says:

    This case and all appeals have been dismissed…..A settlement with the objectors was reached.

    • Kyle says:

      Hi Walter,
      Does your lawyer think HF will try to wiggle out of paying claims submitted by resellers (who will be obvious by the amount of the claim sent in) or will they be unbiased? I spoke with a few resellers and they had no idea of the suit. Some had over 5M in purchases during that time.
      What does your lawyer say about the settlement amount paid out to class members possibly being less than the stated 10% for Class member B- cash option? I’m wondering if we will get the 10% regardless or if the amount diminishes according to the amount of valid claims sent in. Or even yet, we could possibly get 18% if there is enough to go around. Does your guy know the total of valid claims sent in and their allocation (A, B, C)? That’s awesome you’re in for over 7 figures! I know what you’ve been through to get there. But, your claim alone could be over 10% of the allocation, so do you believe those of us who are in those types of numbers will see the 10%? Will we have a higher priority on payment or will the majority be paid and then what is left will be paid out to us as much as possible? I’d really like to hear from you. Thank you and good luck!

      • Walter says:

        I don’t think HF can wiggle out of anything….The payout really depends on how many people submitted claims…I would image the payouts will be sent in the order received….I was told that there should be enough for that 8% second round of payments…We will see soon enough

  136. Dave Hanson says:

    My Claimant ID No is 3085260 and Control No is 0940112855. I selected Option 3. When will I receive the $10.00 Gift Card?

    ADMIN – Hi Dave,

    Please reach out to the class action admin. This is the latest update:
    On November 3, 2017, the Court granted final approval of the settlement in its Settlement Order and Final Judgment. Appeals that were filed by settlement objectors against the Settlement Order and Final Judgment have now been resolved. Disbursements to eligible Class members who did not opt out and who sent in valid and timely Claim Forms will, in most instances, be mailed within 1-3 months.

  137. Randy Matthew says:

    Never heard much of anything. I saved my paperwork and have a tracking recipt which says my package was picked up. I opped for the 30% gift card. How do I check what my claiment ID number to assure you have everything?

    ADMIN – Hi Randy,

    We are not the class action administrator. We are simply like a newspaper of class actions. To verify that your paperwork was received you need to reach out to the admin directly. Their info is posted on this page.

  138. Chad says:

    Check received today! 441.13

  139. Phil says:

    Glad to see this is actually happening! Has anyone received a Gift Card yet?

  140. Mike says:

    Can anyone else confirm they’ve received a payment?

  141. Ed says:

    Will the settlement mailing be marked as such to distinguish it from junk mail?

    ADMIN – Hi Ed,


  142. John Gannon says:

    I put in for the $10 card and received a gift card today for $160. Presume the additional dollars might be from a low turnout in filings. Must say I’m really surprised.

  143. rajung says:

    gift card today, 160.00

  144. Merle says:

    My wife and I each received gift cards today. Called customer service to find out value of cards and was told each one had a $160 balance. Apparently not very many people turned in claims as I thought I might get $10-$15 each.

  145. June says:

    Hi…I just got a gift card today and I see on my notes that I gave them one of my receipt numbers. I sure wish I knew which item I gave them! i feel guilty spending the money when I don’t even remember what I get it for! 🙂

    ADMIN – Hi June,

    Go get something nice.

  146. Ed says:

    So if those who submitted claims with no proof of purchase expecting a $10 gift card got $160, then I am expecting my claim to also be multiplied by a factor of 16 which would be over $2000.

    ADMIN – Hi Ed,

    I don’t think so.

    • Ed says:

      I just read the settlement website. For option A (submitted receipts) the award will be 60% as opposed to the original 30%, a 30% increase. For option C (no receipts or proof of purchase) the award will be $160 as opposed to the original $10, a %1500 increase! So I am penalized for going to the trouble of rounding up, scanning and transmitting all my receipts and statements. We all know that many of the “no proof of purchase” claims are from people who never spent a dime in Harbor Freight. There are couples who each submitted no proof claims who will be getting $320, $100 more than I will for going to the trouble of submitting actual proof of purchase. How did they figure the math on this?

      ADMIN – Hi Ed,

      If you want to find out the details regarding distribution you will need to reach out to the class action administrator.

  147. Andy says:

    Nothing here yet (Lincoln, Neb.). Originally put in for I think around $60-70 worth of gift cards. Hopefully mine will show up in the next few days.

    ADMIN – Hi Andy,

    If you don’t get it within a week contact the class action administrator.

  148. Scott says:

    I chose option A. Haven’t heard anything since I submitted the form and receipts a couple of years ago. I tried calling the phone number, but just get a set of recordings with no option to speak to a person or leave a message. Is there any way to check the status of my claim? Has anyone who chose option A received payment yet?

    ADMIN – Hi Scott,

    If you scroll up you can find the contact info.

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