Sony is sending out settlement checks for 2016's PS3 "Other OS" lawsuit.
Well that's a sad amount but I'm looking forward to my check anyways, guess it's a free meal.
This is how these always go. The only people who make any real money out of it are the lawyers.
I never filled out the form so i never settled. Other OS is to near and dear to my heart to settle for a pittance. Plus i actually have a 60gb unit in the box that still has it on there.
May I ask what did you use the "Other OS" feature for? FYI. I have been professionally running a Linux distribution since 1998 (my latest OS is Fedora 29) and found the "Other OS" feature of the PS3 (my original PS3 still works) to be pretty much useless. Anyway, I buy a gaming machine to play games. BTW, It was optional if you downloaded the update to remove the "Other OS" feature but if you did not do that you would not have access to the PSN.
$10 for the removal of a feature you, and likely 99% of the people who brought a PS3 and also got a check never used? Seems more than fair to me. What's weird is I got a check for it yesterday, and I don't recall opting in to the class action, because I don't recall caring that much, or thinking I deserved it. I must have though.
Just send me 10 dollars psn and you get your money right back Sony lol
Would've preferred a $10 PSN credit lol. Too lazy to head down to the bank fkr $10.
Ha! I still cash 0.01 checks from my old employer because it costs more to mail the check than it's worth
most banks have apps that allow you to deposit checks from your phone. just take a pic and upload it
Just got mine!
Me too..I thought we were getting 60?
yeah, wtf happened to the $60?
Maybe too many people participate
Lawyers take their cut. Otherwise, it is based on number of people, as the settlement amount was determined before hand. If not enough people settled, then the max amount they'd get would be $60. Theoretically, if one didn't opt in, they could sue Sony separately, but then they'd have to claim they lost out somehow, which may be hard to do. A class action means anyone can get money, even if they didn't really lose anything.
Got mine yesterday. It was actually 10.07. I thought it was going to be 50 or 60 when you first filled out the form. Guess a lot of people filled out the form.
Where did you get the form from??? thru mail , online survey??
It was an email. Looked fake.
Its 10 bucks hardly worth the time. specially since you have to find the serial number to your ps3 which is either in a closet or still hooked up either way not worth the time. @Franwex. yea but it was all over this site talking about it so you knew it was legit.
@xRacer74x $10 for 90 seconds of minimal effort isn't that bad. Got mine... can confirm it's 10.07. News reports before the judge extended the submission date and qualifications were $50 - $75 I believe.
I got mine through email. however, they would have sent them through regular mail if that email was no longer valid. They're responsible to make a good faith effort to contact those who would be eligible for a settlement. I remember getting the email, but don't recall filling it out. However, I got a check yesterday, so was kind of surprised. @Racer I looked at what was required, and you didn't need a serial number. You would have gotten one if you registered your system, or were the first to activate a new system during the time that OtherOS was an advertised feature. This would affect the systems sold in the first few years or so. As I recall, the only information that it asked for was your PSN ID, current address and phone number, and some questions on if you knew about the feature when you brought the system.
$10 is still pretty high for a class action lawsuit. I've been part of 2 of them and one was for like $2 and the other was $4 something.
I remember one I was included in, although I didn't realize it, and I got a check for 32 cents. I can't remember what it was for, or how they even knew I brought the product. I think it was something like dishwasher detergent or some other cleaning material. I was in one for a car I had when I was in my 20's, and it was a few hundred dollars to cover a repair that was denied through warranty. Ironically, it was for the full cost of the repair, as opposed to maybe 10% of what I actually paid. I think it's the only class action I actually wanted to join, because most of the time, I don't actually feel wronged by any of the things that come up for these suits.
Yeah I hear you. For the ones I've been a part of I had no idea about anything going on and was perfectly fine with the product or service. It wasn't until I got a check in the mail with a letter explaining it that I even knew a class action suit was going on.
Got mine yesterday. Totally forgot that I was part of this.
Got mine. Using the payment as part of an Xbox Gift Card.
I missed out on this. Were you able to play games if you put on "Other OS"?
No. It was primarily used to install yellow dog linux.
Just got mine, how do you deposit it? There's no place to sign?
Right on the back of the check,there's a faint line to sign your name.
Received mine yesterday,tossed it in my checking account...lol.
Ha! Well I'm broke. I'll take it!
And the attorneys will each be receiving a check for 7.5 million dollars.
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
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