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offroadgeek
post Mar 31 2004, 10:22 AM
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I don't know how legit this is, but I've heard radio advertisements lately for mymsclaim where you can get a refund of up to $100 for Microsoft purchases from 1995 to 2001.

So I went to the site this morning, and completed the form/process, even paid the $19.95. (It may be a scam, and I'm probably a sucker!)

After completing the online process, it gave me a confirmation number (probably useless), and gave a link to a pdf doc to fill out (with the same information that I filled out via the site), and provided an address to mail the completed form to.

My point in posting this is that I can't see why anyone (must be a California resident) can't just complete the pdf form and send it in without going thru mymsclaims and paying the $19.95... so I've attached the blank form (had to make it a zip file to attach it) and the address is below.

I'll post a follow up note if I actually receive any money...

Mail completed form to:
Claims Administrator,
Microsoft - California Settlement
PO Box 790, Minneapolis, MN 55440-0790
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doseas
post Mar 31 2004, 11:01 AM
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offroadgeek, it was a legitimate court settlement claim for California residents. No, you didn't need to spend any $$ in order to make a claim -- Microsoft sent forms in the mail (I received about 8 forms, owing to the products I had registered), or you could obtain the form free from their web site (I have the address at home, if you're interested). However, I believe that the deadline for filing for the rebates was March 15.
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nilch
post Mar 31 2004, 11:06 AM
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Wasn't this the claim issue which Lindows took over by opening a website which would essentially give you a free copy of Lindows if you filed your claim thru Lindows ?

But I guess Miscrofot took them to court saying they couldnt do this on the users behalf (it was a online claim submission too), and the courts show down the Lindows efforts.
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post Mar 31 2004, 11:09 AM
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Wasn't this the claim issue which Lindows took over by opening a website which would essentially give you a free copy of Lindows if you filed your claim thru Lindows ?


Yep, the very same.
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offroadgeek
post Mar 31 2004, 11:24 AM
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it actually looks like you can still submit the claim forms thru April 28th... see the attached instructions doc
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jdralphs
post Mar 31 2004, 12:11 PM
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I got the forms a while bback but never filled them out ... The only M$ products I ever bought were bundled .... so I didn't feel it was worth it. Besides I beta for them ... so I was like hmm nah I don't wanna join the class action suit against them even if i'm not a fan. As to Lindows -- basically they just took your claim in exchange for their products.
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