Harbor Freight was accused of falsely advertising items on “sale” or “compare at” prices, when they were never really sold at the higher price.
Examples of misleading price tags include: “regular $XXX,” “only
$XXX,” or “compare at $XXX.”
The settlement applies to items purchased between April 8, 2011 and December 15, 2016.
The deadline is August 7, 2017 to complete a Claim Form and mail it or submit it online.
Consumers who kept itemized Harbor Freight receipts with a “you saved” amount on the receipt can receive either 20% of that amount in cash, or 30% in Harbor Freight gift cards of the “you saved” amount.
Customers who have credit or debit card statements of purchases at Harbor Freight can get either 10% in cash, or 12% in Harbor Freight gift cards on total purchases on their debit or credit card(s).
You can submit both receipts and bank statements by creating .PDF copies and uploading them online.
Everyone else can get a $10 Harbor Freight gift card by printing out a Claim Form and making a sworn statement that you bought an item that was advertised with a higher price next to a lower price.
No other evidence is necessary, but consumers who want the $10 gift card must print out a Claim Form and mail it to the following address:
National Sale Price Settlement
PO Box 10351
Dublin, OH 43017-5551
For more information about the class action lawsuit settlement, visit www.NationalSalePriceSettlement.com.
The lawsuit was filed by a man who says Harbor Freight advertised a 50-foot retractable hose made by Central Neumatic at a “sale” price of $89.99, with a “compared to” price of $166. The exact same hose was available on amazon.com for $67.29 and Home Depot for $64.98.
The man also bought a solar security light that was listed at a “sale” price of $39.99 and advertised with a strike-through price of $59.99, when in fact Harbor Freight never charged the higher price.
The class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — In RE: Ted Shimono v. Harbor Freight Tools USA Inc. — Case No. 5:16-cv-01052.