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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.



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"edziu"
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** 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.


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** 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







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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



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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.




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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
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Please remove one 'i' from my address when replying by email.

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

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"DJMick"
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** 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








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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


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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 fuck has got more power then?
and what about the environment? the land fills are getting a flogging.

Edziu




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