Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WHY BOTHER?

Hooray!  I got a check in the mail today.  It was my share of the settlement in the lawsuit of Brice Yingling d/b/a Alamo Auto Sports and Andy Scott vs. eBay, Inc.

Before I go any further let me say that I have no idea who Brice Yingling, Alamo Auto Sports or Andy Scott are.  I do know who eBay is, though, and I used to sell books there.  According to the letter accompanying the check my payment was calculated on fees I paid between April 21, 2005 and August 26, 2009. 

I do remember selling some old auto magazines on eBay and it probably was during that time period.

At any rate, I'm glad it's finally over.  Here's my check amount:


Just in case you can't figure that out, here is the amount in the corner of the check.


You've got it - nine cents. 

I got a check for nine cents.

In the mail.

In an envelope with a "First-Class Mail, Presorted" designation printed on it. 

According to the GOOGLE, that cost 39 cents.

To send me a nine cent check.

What a country!!!

9 comments:

  1. I suppose if the USPS raised postage a dime to help with their $billion deficit, then you'd be sending ebay a penny.

    As my dad used to say, "Don't spend it all in one place." ;)

    S

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  2. I'd say that the next round of beers is on you, but that would just be mean.

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  3. Scott - I'm going to frame the check!

    Stephen - If you're in the neighborhood, the next round is on me. But then, it's your turn.

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  4. Bruce, I'm sure you deserve every cent.

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  5. I'm... I can't... words fail me… so I guess I’ll just say Congratulations on your spectacular windfall!

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  6. Ha! Now you have to drive to the bank which will cost more than nine cents in gas.

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  7. Walmart would give you a bill for 2 dollars 91 cents to cash it!

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