[maemo-users] N8xx ponderings

From: kenneth marken kemarken at broadpark.no
Date: Tue Mar 10 00:20:01 EET 2009
Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 3:04 PM, kenneth marken <kemarken at broadpark.no> wrote:
>> Mark wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:57 PM, kenneth marken <kemarken at broadpark.no>
>>> wrote:
>>>> more likely that said computer would be returned for a refund. that is,
>>>> if it was not bought with XP in the first place...
>>> Yeah, good luck with that. None of the stores I know would take back
>>> that kind of a product for such a lame excuse. You might be able to
>>> exchange for the same thing if there's a real defect, but getting a
>>> refund on a computer because you don't like like the OS - about which
>>> you knew *before* you bought it - is not going to fly. These days they
>>> have a tendency to check returned products to verify their condition,
>>> so I wouldn't advise anyone to try this.
>>> Frankly, a person would have to be a real jerk to try it.
>> or maybe depend on where in the world one lives...
> No, if you try to return a product because you're an idiot, you're a
> jerk regardless of where you live. It's losers like that that ruin
> things for the rest of us who only return things for solid reasons and
> often can't because the generous stores get tired of being ripped off
> and end up making their policies too strict.
> If there's nothing wrong with a product but it has been opened/used,
> the store can't (and shouldn't be allowed to) sell it as new. That
> means that if they take it back they *will* lose money on it. Only if
> it's actually defective (and not deliberately vandalized by a
> shortsighted arrogant jerk) can they get full credit from the
> supplier/manufacturer. Sooner or later, the retailers who take back
> merchandise no questions asked either change their policies or go out
> of business because they can't make a profit.
i wish i could point you to the law text, but sadly its only in norwegian...

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