Which? a consumer group, took the legal action after JJB and other retailers were fined for fixing the price of shirts. To be eligible for a refund customers need to take their proof of purchase on the affected shirts to a JJB store before February 5th 2009. The cost to JJB Sports looks likely to be around Â£20,000. The shirts which customers can claim a refund on are:
England Home shirts bought between April & June 2000
England Away shirts bought between April & June 2000
Manchester United Home shirts between June & October 2000
Manchester United Centenary reversible shirts between June & August 2001
This all came about after the Office of Fair Trading fined JJB and nine other firms selling football shirts for fixing the price of in 2000 and 2001.
JJB Sports has reached an agreement with Which? to settle the action brought against the company, shoppers that joined the Which? action will get Â£20 from JJB for each England and Manchester United shirt bought during that time. Those who are not part of the action but who bought those shirts during that period from JJB can claim a Â£10 refund per shirt.
Posted on January 09, 2008