Court rulings on repairs just after Warranty finished

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by john east, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. john east

    PeterC Guest

    Yes, looks as if that is so. It also seems that DVD-RAM is less unreliable
    than DVD -/+R; although RAM is about 30 years and -/+R is 30 - 100 years,
    perhaps the more esoteric nature of RAM exerts some control over the medium.
     
    PeterC, Aug 31, 2011
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  2. john east

    tim.... Guest

    Oh,

    That'll be why my Swedish bought mattress cover is too big now that I've
    retuned to the UK!

    tim
     
    tim...., Aug 31, 2011
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  3. john east

    Ace Guest

    Ha. You should try living where I am, on the borders of France,
    Germany and CH. All of them have different sized beds and bedding, and
    Ikea isn't consistent with any of them, nor our older UK-sourced
    stuff.
     
    Ace, Aug 31, 2011
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  4. john east

    Peter Hill Guest

    As a retailer you would have to be quite insane to offer a longer
    warranty than your wholesale supplier.

    Or bust.
     
    Peter Hill, Aug 31, 2011
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  5. The general problem nowadays is that people assume that because it's
    digital, it's perfect for all time, so they don't back stuff up.

    I know a few people who had the only copy of their wedding pictures on a
    (Now unreadable) CD-R.

    I also need to keep a system capable of running Windows 95 programs
    working if I wish to use an old Kodak camera I have. The old pictures
    are safely in my backup regime as .bmp files, but new ones need a
    Windows 95 program to download and convert them, as Kodak used a
    proprietary compression algorithm in the camera.
     
    John Williamson, Aug 31, 2011
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  6. john east

    JohnT Guest

    Or John Lewis.
     
    JohnT, Aug 31, 2011
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  7. john east

    Rob Morley Guest

    On 31 Aug 2011 13:15:49 +0100 (BST)
    Entropy, innit? :)
     
    Rob Morley, Aug 31, 2011
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  8. john east

    Rob Morley Guest

    Not necessarily. It might turn out that you did very good business
    because of your warranty support, more than enough to offset the
    increased claims.
     
    Rob Morley, Aug 31, 2011
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  9. john east

    Tired Guest

    I think 50% of DSG profit comes from them selling their extra warranties.
     
    Tired, Aug 31, 2011
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  10. john east

    Rob Morley Guest

    A bit ironic when they have a reputation for trying to deny customers
    their statutory rights. Anyone who knows about DSG will go elsewhere
    for good customer service. Most of their prices aren't great either.
     
    Rob Morley, Aug 31, 2011
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  11. john east

    Hog Guest

    You realise that includes PC world?

    Which is awkward because on a Sunday they are the only fuckers open

    --
    Hog

    Remember the 4 "F" rule:
    If you're not Fucking me, Feeding me or Financing me
    ....your opinions really don't matter, so you can **** off
     
    Hog, Sep 1, 2011
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  12. john east

    Rob Morley Guest

    Yes - I admit I've bought a few things there.
    It can be handy if you want something /now/ - I think we may even have
    bought laptops from Currys when there was a good offer on, but I'd
    usually rather wait a day or two for most stuff, especially given their
    silly prices for things like cables.
     
    Rob Morley, Sep 1, 2011
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  13. john east

    whisky-dave Guest

    I though CDs outlasted most marriages ;-)
    Why would you want to continiue to use such a camera.
    chances are it's not as goos as it was even electronics deteriet with
    time,
    LCDs do and so do the sensors .
    I'd suggest a new camera rather than try to keep an old windows PC
    up and running, I'd love to get my old Poloriod land 110B working
    but you can't buy the film and there's no USB port I Think it's time
    I upgraded ;-)
     
    whisky-dave, Sep 1, 2011
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  14. john east

    tim.... Guest

    I though CDs outlasted most marriages ;-)

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    CD-R's don't, not even short marriages

    tim

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    tim...., Sep 1, 2011
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  15. john east

    Tired Guest

    computers, printers, laptops all tend to be pretty reasonable, it's the £50
    piece of crap security software, the £200 extended warranty and the £15 usb
    cable that lights up that makes it all a waste of time...

    Go in knowing what you want, buy it and leave..
     
    Tired, Sep 1, 2011
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  16. In its Code of Practice, the electrical retailer's trade body, Retra,
    suggests the following guidelines for expected life of a product:

    Irons, kettles, hair dryers etc: 2 - 5 years
    Refrigerators, freezers, tumble dryers, microwave ovens: 3 - 8 years
    Electric cookers: 8 - 10 years
    Dishwashers, washing machines: 4 - 8 years
    Low priced portable TVs: 3 - 5 years
    Higher priced non-portable TVs: 5 - 8 years
    Low priced VCRs and DVD players: 2 - 5 years
    Higher priced VCRs and DVD players: 5 - 8 years
    Low priced Hi-Fi Systems: 2 - 5 years
    Higher priced Hi-Fi systems: 5 - 8 years

    The wide range is partly because life may be affected by how heavily the
    product is used - e.g. a washing machine would be used more often by a
    family than a single person.

    See:

    <http://www.lovemoney.com/news/money...ving-tips/632/when-electrical-goods-go-wrong>
     
    Gordon Freeman, Sep 2, 2011
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  17. john east

    Chris Hills Guest

    What I would like is for retailers to have to declare how long they
    expect a product to last under the SOGA.
     
    Chris Hills, Sep 2, 2011
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  18. john east

    Tim Streater Guest

    It may be a wide range but it amounts to bugger-all for all these
    product types.
     
    Tim Streater, Sep 2, 2011
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  19. I don't know if you're aware, but in can often be worth checking the
    PC World website before/as you go because if the item is cheaper (they
    often are) you can reserve it online for collection in store whereupon
    you still only pay the web price.

    As their web prices can often be very competetive it helps somewhat
    towards accepting their existence.

    Mathew
     
    Mathew Newton, Sep 2, 2011
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  20. john east

    tim.... Guest

    That can't affect a fridge or a freezer. It will see more or less the same
    use regardless of how quickly you eat what is inside it and fill it up
    again.

    Personally, I think the suggestion that a FF (under any circumstances) might
    only last 3 years is downright ridiculous, given that when it fails you will
    end up "destroying" perhaps 100 pounds of contents.

    tim
     
    tim...., Sep 2, 2011
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