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  • #16
    Nevetslab sounds like he'll be in on the deal. Not sure it is proper in the legal sense but I would be curious how much anyone in the repair field might acquire from such a lawsuit. Probably have to wait a year or so to find out.
    When the going gets weird... The weird turn pro!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Leo_Gnardo View Post
      A good point. What about major manufacturers who buy caps by the millions and billions - even if I bought say 10,000 caps in the target time period what kind of settlement would come my way. Hint: I don't bug my bank with checks valued in pennies.
      of course its the Lawyers who get a lot of those half cents!

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      • #18
        Having found a break in my maintenance schedule, I compiled a list in Excel listing everything I had purchased from Digi-Key, Mouser, Allied, Newark, CE Distribution between 2009 and 2014. I had also listed all the Tantalum and Ceramic caps purchased during a hydrophone preamp project, but today, had to delete them from the list, as reading thru the lawsuit details, it only covers Aluminum Elecrolytic and Film caps (using mylar or polypropylene). And, it only covers the listed Defendant Manufacturers. So, among my listed purchases, I'll have to go back in and delete parts from Sprague/Vishay, BC/Vishay, Illiinois, F & T, J/J Electronics, CE, Roderstein and a few others, but, I still have racked up around $850 between the film and electrolytic parts purchased over that span.. I'd be surprised if I even was awarded 5% of what was spent, but, not a difficult exercise, since all of the records were in my database (as well as having to go back in with the invoice P/N and load that back into Mouser to find out what the value & type was, since they've stopped providing that detail on their invoices).

        More to follow.........
        Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence

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        • #19
          You're way too good at recordkeeping nevets. I'd have to go thru boxes of paper records. Lucky if I could get it done in a day. And if they demand photocopies of the invoices from Mouser, Newark, DigiKey, CE, Magic etc etc, oy! All that for a sandwich-money reward. I'll buy the lawyers a sandwich instead. Just one though, they'll have to share it. Phooey.
          Enjoy. Every. Sandwich.

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          • #20
            Well I think the effort might be worth the journey, and the story. I already have sandwich money. I'm following along because it's at least a little entertaining
            "Take two placebos, works twice as well." Enzo

            "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

            "Being born on third base and thinking that you must have hit a triple is pure delusion!" Steve A

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            • #21
              This past week, I got another reminder notice from Capacitors Indirect Case, which this time had an ID number for me and two dollar amounts that somehow had been arrived at for both Electrolytic and Film Cap purchases. With instructions to cross them out and add the revised totals if I had them. Initially, my edited total had been around $850, but after making further edits on the list, and printing out all of the invoices I had from Mouser and Digi-Key, that total had dropped down to around $520 for Electrolytics and $28 for film caps. I found with the few Digi-Key invoices, they don't specify who the part mfgr is, so I had to go onto their website to find out. Lost a few more parts on my list once I found the mfgrs on the invoice weren't among the qualified mfgrs. Punched & bound the thick pile of pages with Comb Binding and got that in the mail this morning. At least I got it done before the March 20, 2020 deadline. What if anything I get back from all this, we'll see.
              Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence

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              • #22
                Originally posted by nevetslab View Post
                What if anything I get back from all this, we'll see.
                Your check for nine cents will arrive shortly, no doubt. Try to ignore the guffaws from bank personnel when you cash it.
                Enjoy. Every. Sandwich.

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                • #23
                  So interested to see the outcome.
                  I was sent info to become part of this class action, but the burden of locating all my records just is too overwhelming.
                  Kudos to you Nevets!
                  Great work and amazing organizational skills with your record keeping!
                  Do please keep us up to date, very interested to see how you do.
                  The lawsuit isnt just seeking relief from damages but also seeks heavy punitive compensation too....
                  Who knows ya might end up with a nice little chunk of change, maybe buy a new piece of test gear?! Maybe a nice Cap analyzer!!!
                  Phineus J. Whoopy, you are the greatest! May just get one more peek at that three dimensional blackboard please?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by dugdiamond View Post
                    maybe buy a new piece of test gear?! Maybe a nice Cap analyzer!!!
                    One hopes But maybe just a Snickers bar


                    EDIT: Not that there's anything wrong with a Snickers bar in and of itself
                    "Take two placebos, works twice as well." Enzo

                    "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

                    "Being born on third base and thinking that you must have hit a triple is pure delusion!" Steve A

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                    • #25
                      If nevets aka Mr.Test-gear doesn't already have more than 1 cap analyzer I'll eat my hat.
                      "Everything is better with a tube. I have a customer with an all-tube pacemaker. His heartbeat is steady, reassuring and dependable, not like a modern heartbeat. And if it goes wrong he can fix it himself. You can't do that with SMD." - Mick Bailey

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by g1 View Post
                        If nevets aka Mr.Test-gear doesn't already have more than 1 cap analyzer I'll eat my hat.
                        I may need to post a "hat" recipe in the 'What's for dinner' thread But I doubt it.
                        "Take two placebos, works twice as well." Enzo

                        "Now get off my lawn with your silicooties and boom-chucka speakers and computers masquerading as amplifiers" Justin Thomas

                        "Being born on third base and thinking that you must have hit a triple is pure delusion!" Steve A

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                        • #27
                          Your hat's safe. There's more than one bridge, as well as a network analyzer.
                          Logic is an organized way of going wrong with confidence

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