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

40 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.

  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

  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.

  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.

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