Class Claims Best Buy Gouges on Recycling

     SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – Best Buy overcharges its customers for a state-mandated electronics recycling fee, a class action claims in Superior Court. The state imposed the recycling fee effective Jan. 1, 2005, and Best Buy can retain 3 percent of what it charges. The named plaintiff claims Best Buy charged him $16 for a laptop though the authorized fee for it was $8.

     The class is represented by Judith Fouladi with Bohm, Matsen & Kegel of Costa Mesa.

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