BUSTED AGAIN…OFFICE DEPOT AGREES TO REPAY CALIFORNIA $2.5M

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BUSTED AGAIN…OFFICE DEPOT AGREES TO REPAY CALIFORNIA $2.5M

 user 2008-09-25 at 1:18:30 pm Views: 60
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    http://www.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2008/08/25/daily71.html
    Office Depot agrees to repay California $2.5M
    Office Depot has agreed to repay California $2.5 million for what state officials said were overpayments made to the office supply company.In a statement released Friday, Office Depot  said a disagreement with California’s Department of General Services arose over the interpretation of its contract relating to the discount on items furnished by wholesalers to Office Depot and sold by Office Depot to California agencies.

    “In the spirit of cooperation and customer satisfaction, Office Depot agreed to provide $2.5 million to the state as an additional discount on these items,” the company said in its statement. “Office Depot consistently priced these particular items for the duration of the contract, which Office Depot considered ‘off-contract’ purchases.”

    Office Depot and the DGS agreed to an additional discount of approximately $2.5 million, which, the company said, was not compensation for overcharges.The company said a review of 20 commonly purchased items in the contract revealed that the state saved an average of about 30 percent over the rates Office Depot charges retail customers for the same items.Office Depot said the contract, which was set to expire on Aug. 31, has been extended until Feb. 28, 2009.