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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by edziu, Jan 16, 2008.

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  1. edziu

    edziu Guest

    Consumers should check whether the likely
    benefi ts of these contracts justify the additional
    cost and especially that the extended warranty
    is not duplicating statutory rights that exist
    anyway.
    Sellers who offer such warranties risk breaching
    the Act if they misrepresent either the real
    benefi ts or a consumer's need for them.


    Examples.........

    In the ACCC's view a consumer is entitled to a
    refund if a TV that could be expected to last at
    least 10 years develops a serious fault after
    12 months.
    A consumer would probably be more than
    satisfi ed with a two-year run from a $10 watch
    but not if it had cost $2000.

    see more .........
    http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/322947/fromItemId/653915

    Cheers,
    Ed.
     
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "edziu"

    ** Completely irrelevant twaddle.

    Extending the maker's agreed warranty period avoids the need to use
    uncertain and time consuming legal processes to gain benefit of nebulous
    statutory rights.


    ** Try proving that contention in a court or getting anyone committing such
    a breach punished for it.

    The ACCC and Fair Trading NSW are just so full of shit.




    ........ Phil
     
  3. edziu

    edziu Guest

    Phil,

    What elite manufacturer would want to admit that their product
    which may cost thousands is inferior after 1,2 or more years?
    in a public court. Bad for business.

    I have actually tested this statutory right with a top end Sony amplifier
    when it broke down after 2 years and got it repaired free by a Sony
    authorised dealer.
    So suck on that one you pile of phil f.


    Edziu
     
  4. Ah, but Phil is desperately trying to cut out a niche market in the toaster
    repair business.
    As such extended warranties aren't in his interest.
     
  5. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    A similar experience was reported by a person who wrote to Choice
    magazine saying that he had received statutory redress when his TV
    broke down after only 2 years, despite the manufacturer's voluntary
    warranty being limited to 1 year.

    - Franc Zabkar
     
  6. DJMick

    DJMick Guest

    most ext warrenties are parts and labour only hs stated in there warrenty
    guidelines when you are sold ypu can ask for these guides
     
  7. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "DJMick"

    ** Same as most normal warranties - dickhead.

    Replacements are offered when the item is not repairable.

    Like most PC accessories, digital cameras, DVD players etc .





    ....... Phil
     
  8. DJMick

    DJMick Guest

    not all man warrentys are parts and labout some items are replacement only

    eg some samsung monitors have a 3 year 0 dead pixle warrenty and these units
    get exchanged if faulty direct from samsung to your door not repaired.

    hp home printers dont get repaired under warrenty you get sent out an
    exchange unit

    lg mp3 players are swaped over by the selling store under warrenty

    there are many other examples of different warrenty terms


    ** Dickhead
     
  9. bigbud

    bigbud Guest

    Well we dont want to mention 'Teac' using 55 degree electrolytic capacitors
    in their (??older??) crt range of tv's.........
    the replacement of all electrolic capacitors necessary for a longtime
    reliable repair.....
    usually uneconomical or a repairers long time fruitfull association with the
    tv
    gotta pay for the ESR meter somehow.....many times over.......
    I wonder how many other brands have planned obsolescence built in such a
    dodgy manner ?
    Cheap brand well you pay in the end,but should you have?
    Lets hook another dumb ass customer
    They should have bought a better model in the first place!!!!
    Whats that? parts made in the same factory!!!
    Why should the public put up with such shit from multinational companies
    Who the **** has got more power then?
    and what about the environment? the land fills are getting a flogging.

    Edziu
     
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