Saturday July 09, 2016

Bought RAM 15 Years Ago? There Could Be Cash In Your Mailbox

If you bought anything with RAM in it between 1998 and 2002, you might be getting a settlement check from a class suit brought against manufacturers that unlawfully inflated pricing.

RAM manufacturersآ…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.