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Best Buy settles overcharging lawsuit in state of Connecticut


Hartford, Conn. -- Best Buy Co. has settled a Connecticut lawsuit that accused the retailer of advertising lower prices on some items on its website than at in-store kiosks, then overcharging customers at the stores.

Best Buy did not admit wrongdoing as part of the 2007 lawsuit's settlement, filed Monday in Hartford Superior Court. The retailer agreed to pay $399,000 to Connecticut's government general fund and reimburse affected customers for the difference between the online prices and the higher in-store kiosk prices they were charged.

Since the lawsuit stems from alleged incidents at state locations, only people who purchased items in Connecticut Best Buy branches will qualify for restitution.

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