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MSY targeted by ACCC
Nov 1, 2010

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges warranty rights
violations against part retailer MSY.

Amongst serious PC upgraders and hardware tweakers, MSY has a reputation for
both unbeatable prices and at times poor
service. Following the announcement today that the ACCC has begun legal
proceedings against the retailer, it might soon
be possible to attach the term 'outright dodgy' as well.

Known as a cut-price national retailer of computer parts, the ACCC alleges that
MSY has "made a number of false or
misleading representations" in regards to warranty rights. This has happened
across multiple stores, on in-store
promotional items, and on customer receipts.

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/News/237155,msy-targeted-by-accc.aspx

Read the feed back comments also.

Cheers Don...

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violations against part retailer MSY.
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both unbeatable prices and at times poor
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proceedings against the retailer, it might soon
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MSY has "made a number of false or
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across multiple stores, on in-store
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I suspect this may have to do with a current campaign by the ACCC
against retailers (& wholesalers) who refuse to accept returns of
faulty products, directing the purchaser to the product manufacturer
instead. Conditions of purchase have often included statements
/instructions that the seller has no warranty obligations and that any
complaints/enquiries be directed to the manufacturer.

Nope, Can't do that. Not on.
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If they're doing this, they're hardly the only ones. If the ACCC are
trying to make an example of them, the fines, if any, should reflect
that (i.e. be nominal).

It's not as if resources are unavailable to inform people of their true
rights, if they can be bothered to find out. In the real world, one only
has the rights one's willing to stand up for.

The ACCC would much better spend their resources chasing those who make
misleading, or more often than not, outright false, claims about what
their product will do, which people are generally much less equipped to
form their own judgement about.

Sylvia.

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**Let's start with religion. If those clowns cannot prove their claims (life
after death, miracles, etc), then they should be required to refund the
monies paid to them. At the very least, they should be paying tax, like any
regular money making concern.


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www.rageaudio.com.au



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Or this:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/mobile-radiation-shield-released/story-e6frf00i-1225947450423

Sylvia.

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**Compared to the bullshit espoused by the Catholics and their income
stream, that product is small potatoes. Let's hit the big liars, then worry
about the little guys.


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My particular concern about that product is that the jury's still out on
whether mobile phone radiation is a health risk. If it is, then that
product could give people a false sense of security.

Sylvia.

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**EM radiation is harmful. Length of exposure, frequency and proximity to
source, all dictate how much risk there is. Cell 'phones are particularly
difficult to quantitfy, risk-wise due to several factors:

* How people hold the 'phone.
* Where the antenna is located.
* How far the 'phone is from the tower, since cell 'phones vary their power
output depending on conditions.

The false sense of security given is certainly a possibility, but the
promise of 72 virgins, life after death and other nonsensical claims ranks
far, far higher in the scheme of evil. Religion's depth and breadth of
penetration into the pockets and minds of people is massive. It needs to be
curtailed by whatever means necessary. The first step should be to charge
parents who inflict religious teachings onto their children with
child-abuse.


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www.rageaudio.com.au



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Are you suggesting a paedophile tax on the Roman church?????

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**That is a different matter. The Pope and Cardinal Pell (at the very least)
should be charged because they subverted the law, by allowing Preists to get
away with crimes.


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Trevor Wilson
www.rageaudio.com.au



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That opens up a huge can of the proverbial worms.

If the ACCC went through almost any major religion, there would
be enough "unprovable" claims to keep the courts busy for many years.
I have doubts as to whether many of their followers would participate
with the authorities though.

Scientology would be interesting in itself and seems to rake in
fortunes.

The other side of the coin is that Churches use services like anyone
else
such as fire/police etc and other government services.





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  you do realise by answering twevy the dumbfcktroll you continue to
propagate his retarded shit across the net ?
  Perhaps trimming and ignoring is an option in his case ?

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I wasnt aware that we were not supposed to be responding to posts from
Trev ?

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do so if you wish but watch the patterns as he trolls and bullshite his
way across the net moving goal posts at will to suite his  silly
childish ideas  , for peace of mind ignoring it might be best to praise
the thing
"life is to short

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Guns and global warming yes.  Have experienced those ones first hand.



not that much else happens on here these days.  It was a lot more fun
in the early 2000's

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**Oh, I don't think anything will happen anytime soon. Too many sacred cows
would be slaughtered.

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**Indeed. Their brainwashing is complete.

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**Scientology, IMO, is just a very easy target. Sure, they're worse than
most, but, on a fundamental level, they are very similar to the Catcholics,
the Methodists all all the others. They all hand out this bullshit line in
order to sucker in the morons.

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**Yes, indeed. Many actually do manage to perform some services to the
community. That should be acknowledged and applauded. We just don't need all
this supernatural claptrap.


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Nope, about time to make an example for other retailers to finally take heed
of.


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You obviously haven't tried "standing up" for your rights with many
retailers, unless you really do have unlimited time to take them all to
small claims?


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They should do both, it should not be an "either or situation". At the
moment they appear to do neither :-(

MrT.



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It rarely gets that far. You just need to show that you know what your
rights are.

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They don't have an unlimited supply of staff or money, and chasing
people requires both.

Sylvia.

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You obviously haven't tried arguing with an Asian then who has NO idea of
your rights, and cares FAR less, even assuming they can even understand
English!!!
I have many times unfortunately. Success rate is VERY low, same as most
other people I know.


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Of course, that's what we pay taxes for! However simply fine the offenders
more and use the money to pay the costs, and it all becomes self funding.
They can even make a *huge* profit if they wanted too, just like they do
with traffic offences/fines. They simply choose not to bother. And don't say
the system isn't *currently* set up that way. Of course it isn't, but could
be if the wanted.

MrT.



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If you're having this problem often enough to support your claim of
"many times", it suggests you're not choosing your suppliers very well.

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Imposing fines is not that simple. It will often involve a prosecution,
with requirements to have evidence to support proof beyond reasonable
doubt. The amount of the fine will then be determined by a court, and
may easily not cover the costs of mounting the case.

Sylvia.

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