Periodically, readers would write in to ask whether we had heard of any checks getting cut. No, we hadn’t: until now. Yes, that’s five years later. Reader Sean was the first to let us know. He filed a $3,000 claim over his overpriced shiny objects, and now has a check in hand for… 48 bucks.
Imagine my excitement when I see a piece of mail from the Diamonds Claims Administrator today. The five year wait for the DeBeers settlement is over! I remember the discussions long ago with people estimating claim returns of 10 to 20, maybe even thirty percent. My total? Forty-eight dollars on a claim that was over $3000.
Talk about a let down. I think I wasted more money of that in time just reading the case updates on the website over the past five years.