Well, it seems like we’re not the only ones. A Los Angeles law firm has filed as class action lawsuit against FuelRod for the price increase, so it looks like FuelRod customers aren’t happy EN MASSE.
According to the OC Register, he lawsuit was filed against the parent companies of FuelRod: Tricopian Inc. and SaveMeBatteries North America. The suit alleges that FuelRod has used false advertising in light of the introduction of the swapping fee. Essentially, FuelRod used to include free swapping to a full charger as a service; and now, as of November, swapping will be $3 each time.
Essentially, the suit argues that the initial cost of FuelRod ($30) is much too expensive for the charger received and that the cost includes use of the swapping service. The firm is seeking $5 million in damages (oof). The lawsuit argues that FuelRod fundamentally changed the primary benefits of the product, especially since cheaper and better chargers are available in the market.
As the lawsuit continues, FuelRod will only have more pressure to respond meaningfully. After all, everyone who’s ever used FuelRod would be a potential plaintiff.
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