So apparently, unbeknownst to me, it appears I was part of a large class action suit against the behemoth online marketplace that is eBay (or at least, my eBay account was included in the suit). Looks like it has something to do with overcharging on final value fees. I had no idea, really! Then out of the blue, I receive this check from the Yingling vs. eBay Settlement Fund for a whopping sum of (ready for this?)... TWELVE CENTS ($0.12)! The timing couldn't be better too - this will definitely come in handy with my Christmas shopping. Thank-you Mr. Yingling (stop snickering) and thanks as well to your friend and mine, eBay.com.
ADDENDUM: Here's the first paragraph of the letter that accompanied the check.
Dear Class Member:
As described in the notice sent to you regarding Brice Yingling d/b/a Alamo Auto Sports and Andy Scott vs. eBay, Inc., Case No. C-09-01733 (the “Lawsuit”), via email and/or postcard in January 2011, below please find your pro rata distribution from the net Settlement Fund. Payment was calculated based on Final Value Fees you paid between April 21, 2005 and August 26, 2009 (the “Class Period”), for non-store inventory format items sold in the parts and accessories categories on eBay Motors. Additional details about the Lawsuit and the method of calculating your payment are available on the case website, www.ebaymotorsfeeclassaction.com.