Both settlement proposals include e-credits as remedies, and the stipulations around their use are very limiting. Note that if you are a class member to the proposed settlement, you have the right to object to the settlement (as long as you don’t exclude yourself from the settlement). All objections will be considered by the court at the fairness hearing.
This information is being shared as a heads-up to any potential claimants who may or may not have been notified of their rights in this settlement, not as a means to defraud HP, or to deliberate the validity of the settlement or anything you may or may not receive as a claimant. I'm sure some will argue that ink prices are too high in their e-store etc., and it may not be worth filing a claim to YOU... I say the information is good information, and let's leave it up to those who are affected. In saying that... please read on...
I received an email today from HP (most likely because I have a number of printers registered with them) which essentially stated that there have been three (3) class action suits brought against them, and that there has been a proposed settlement for consumers who have purchased any of the printers listed in the .pdf attached below. You may have received an email with a special reference number (assuming you have a printer registered), however there is also a link included for claimants who didn't receive the email.
You must have purchased the printer for your own use or received it as a gift in the United States (and not for resale or distribution) during the period of September 6, 2001 to September 1, 2010.
Bottom line is that HP will be issuing e-credits for ink purchases from their online marketplace to those consumers affected in varying amounts.
Basic info about the settlement can be found here[hpinkjetprintersettlement.com]
(1) Purchased or received as a gift a printer listed here and there is a mark in the "Affected Ciolino Model" column;
(2) Properly complete the required electronic claim form; and
(3) Submit a signed attestation form in which you certify, under penalty of perjury, that you: (a) received a low-on-ink message; (b) believed that you were out of ink as a result of the low-on-ink message you received; and (c) removed the inkjet cartridge upon receiving the low-on-ink message without using the remaining ink.
B. You may receive up to a $2.00 e-credit if you:
(1) Purchased or received as a gift a printer listed here and there is a mark in the "Affected Rich Model" column; and
(2) Properly complete the required electronic claim form.
C. You may receive up to a $6.00 e-credit if you:
(1) Purchased or received as a gift a printer listed here and there is a mark in the "Affected Blennis Model" column;
(2) Properly complete the required electronic claim form; and
(3) Submit a signed attestation form in which you certify, under penalty of perjury, that you purchased an inkjet cartridge for your printer that reached the Ink Expiration date before the cartridge had been fully used.
You need to complete an electronic claim form for each affected printer.
Ah yes, I forgot to add that part... the settlements covers anyone who purchased or received as a gift, any of the listed printers in the United States (and not for resale or distribution) during the period of September 6, 2001 to September 1, 2010.
I was reading this email the other day, and contemplating filing, until I saw the amount of the credit. HA! A piddly e-credit for HP's OWN store? HP will end up making MORE money off of people using the e-credits. No thank you, HP got enough of my money before I wised up and got a Brother laser printer.
Not really a lot of work. Just need to know the year you bought it and have the serial number. I have two HP printers and this took me 5 minutes. The attestation just has you sign and mark that you indeed experienced these issues.
I wonder if digital signatures are allowed. My HP printer has problems scanning things to my computer.
HP Inkjet Printer Class Action Settlement get 6$/2$/5$ for FREE!
I have received an e-mail today from HP that they are trying to settle a class action lawsuits for InkJet printers. So if you own a printer listed here https://www.hpinkjetprintersettle...lsList.pdf then you are eligible to receive 6$ or 5$ or 2$ as e-credit from HP.
this proposed settlement is a JOKE.. so insignificant that the settlement will pay for itself on each redemption of 'ecredit'. and it doesn't come close to compensating customers for the sham HP's been pulling all these years (and will no doubt continue to pull).
just another example of 'lawyers being the only winners of a class action.
Canon and Epson use a different technology than HP. The reason why HP ink cartridges cost more than Canon or Epson is because the print heads are built into the cartridges themselves. Where as Canon and Epson use individual color cartridges and the print-heads are built into their printers. One advantage of having the print heads built into the cartridges is that they won't clog even after a long period of inactivity. So while the Canon and Epson ink cartridges might be cheaper to replace, their printers are known for clogging unless they are used constantly.
not always true... some hp's do separate printhead from ink tank. e.g. hp 940s used in ojp8000 series.
and even if printhead is built into the cartridge, chances are it'll still be worthless if left installed and unused for too long... the difference is that when that does happen, it's much easier and cheaper to replace an integrated cartridge than a separate printhead (some aren't even end-user replaceable).
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