Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Mar 2006 21:32 UTC
Apple This week saw the introduction of various new Apple products. Everybody has their own opinions on these new products, and websites all over the world saw enough discussions about the integrated video card of the Mini, the 'HiFi-ness' of the iPod HiFi, and more. Another issue, however, which got considerable less attention, was that of pricing. And no, I'm not talking about expensive-or-not (God, no). I'm talking about price differences between the US and Europe. And quite frankly, it's pissing me off. Note: This is this week's Sunday Eve Column.
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RE[2]: Warranty
by elmimmo on Mon 6th Mar 2006 08:32 UTC in reply to "Warranty"
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The please explain Apple why they only give 1 year of warranty in Spain.

The myth about 2 year warranty in Europe comes from a picky law with lots of small letter, that, summing up, comes down to the customer having to prove to a judge that whatever failed after the first 6 months is not due to his/her fault.

Really cool law, IMHO. It effectively shuts the mouth of stupid voters while taking power from them.

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RE[3]: Warranty
by Troels on Mon 6th Mar 2006 12:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Warranty"
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Go check what your national law says instead of relying on what Apple writes. In Denmark i get 2 years of warranty on the purchase plus 2 years on any repairs/replacements from the day of the repair, despite Apple claiming (on their website) it to be 1 year from purchase and 90 days from repair date. It doesn't matter what they write or even make you sign, luckily i can not sign away my rights.

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RE[4]: Warranty
by elmimmo on Mon 6th Mar 2006 12:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Warranty"
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Well, that's what I was writing about. Spain's "mandatory 2 years of warranty" are a joke, since they put the burden of proving something broke because of malfunction instead of misuse in the customer's side past the first 6 months. If you can prove it, sure, you have 2 years. How you prove the HDD broke because it was faulty I am not so certain…

Congrats for having a parliament that does not try to screw you… We do not seem to be that lucky.

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