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Snooth User: Really Big Al

WTSO Settlement might get you some credits

Posted by Really Big Al, Dec 22, 2017.

I recently received a Class Action Settlement announcement regarding a group suing WTSO for misleading pricing information.  The announcement email listed potential refund amounts if you had purchased wines from either 'Exhibit A' or 'Exhibit B' lists of wines.  They ask you to register and then the fun begins - going through all your orders from WTSO (available as a download from them, so not too bad) and comparing those to both Exhibits A and B, which include  a lot of wines.  

Figuring out which wines you might be entitled to a partial credit on can be both fun and not so fun, as descriptive information probably needs to match up very closely and not everything you bought is going to be found in those Exhibit listings.  Still, I am retired......

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Reply by cablecars, Dec 23, 2017.

No kidding here? I had not known of this. Thanks for the info. What a shady thing to do.

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Reply by EMark, Dec 23, 2017.

I received notification of this suit a couple weeks, ago.  However, I did not receive an e-mail.  I received a postcard.  The first thing I thought was, "Are you kidding me?  Is there anybody in the real world who thinks those 'actual value' claims in any sales solicitation are true?"

I guess there are.

Shortly after I received that notification, you posted this, Al.

Then, today, guess what?  I received another notification--another postcard.  This time I followed the postcard's instruction and went to www.winesettlement.com.  What the heck?  I'm retired and this will be another pretty good time suck.  I struggled with the claim form, but I think I was able to get it submitted.

In your post, above, you indicate that the e-mail discusses "potential refunds."  In both the postcards it indicates that "If you verify that you purchased wine from WTSO by April 19, 2018, you will receive a Credit of between $0.20 and $2.25 for each bottle of wine purchased during the class period."

I found Exhibit A and Exhibit B on the website, and it really not take me very long to see that I had never ordered any of those wines.

Since I'm still retired, I had plenty of time to look at the FAQs on the website.  It turns out that you do not have to have had ordered one of the wines on Exhibit A or B.

For every other bottle of Wine purchased during the Class Period for which no prior refund was given, you will receive a Credit of $ 0.20
 

So, I'm looking at a tidy $1.20 credit.

Sweet.

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Reply by Really Big Al, Dec 23, 2017.

No kidding.  I received an e-mail.  This site can't upload the PDF version of it though.  Send me your e-mail address and I'll forward it to anyone interested.

Thanks for the extra effort EM.  I have about 25 orders to check against their exhibits.  I don't expect much, as in tax refunds from Trump and his pals.

 

 

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Reply by EMark, Dec 23, 2017.

I just noticed, Al, that in your thread title you used the word "credits," not "refunds.  My bad.

It's funny, a couple months ago I realized that I was not receiving any e-mails from WTSO, and, so, I wondered if they'd gone out of business.  I really did not miss them, because I certainly receive enough solicitations from a handful of other vendors.

When I started my research (I'm sorry, I mean today's time sucking exercise.), today, I went to WTSO.com, and, sure enough, they are still in business.  I guess I fell off their mailing list, or, more likely, I unsubscribed.

However, just as you stated, I was able to retrieve my order history.  It looks like I submitted two orders:  2 X bottles of Barolo and 4 X bottles of Chardonnay.  So, that is how I calculated my expected $1.20 benefit.

Of course, now, in order to take advantage of this windfall, I have to get back on the WTSO mailing list.

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Reply by Really Big Al, Dec 23, 2017.

I have still been receiving their e-mail notifications.  Apparently I order enough wine to be considered a good customer.  :-)

 

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Reply by rckr1951, Dec 23, 2017.

I get their email but have only ordered once so i doubt it's worth the time. 

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Reply by jackwerickson, Dec 23, 2017.

Emark a couple of months ago wtso sent out notice of which state you lived,it had to do with UPS & Fedx and where they could now ship. I think they said Texas was no longer eligible for shipping,so I put Oklahoma in,maybe that is the reason they dropped you off the email list, however I thought California was one of the states with no restrictions 

 

 

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Reply by EMark, Dec 23, 2017.

Like I said, Jack, I get so many solicitations, I never noticed one more or less.

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Reply by outthere, Dec 27, 2017.

Class actions benefit the lawyers. Took me more than $1.20 in energy to type this message, my postcard went into the circular file.

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Reply by EMark, Dec 27, 2017.

Took me more than $1.20 in energy to type this message, my postcard went into the circular file.

 

Profligate.

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Reply by Really Big Al, Dec 27, 2017.

I had to look that one up, but I should have known it's meaning.  OT has many things on his hands, but time isn't one of them.  I'm glad he is back and now contributing to the forum on a daily basis!

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Reply by outthere, Dec 27, 2017.

I had to look that one up,

 

Circular file or profligate? Just checkin' ;-)

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Reply by jackwerickson, Dec 27, 2017.

Know how you feel, got my postcard today threw it away. E books also had a lost lawsuit and I was advised I had a credit for Apple, iTunes etc,couldn’t get into my account forgot password,tried to reset nothing worked,called Apple spent over an hour talking with them got it straightened out ,since I had bought about 60-80 books kindle,Amazon thought I would get a good settlement.it was$2.38. Even being retired it was a wasted effort


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