Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 20:24 UTC
Legal Well, this was rather unexpected. As it turns out, Commodore USA's CEO Barry Altman isn't particularly pleased about the article I wrote earlier today in which I placed a considerable amount of scepticism with regards to Commodore USA and its business (and website). He (not his lawyer) sent us a threatening email demanding we take down the article, post a new correction article, the whole shebang. The entire email - as an image, you'll want the original formatting - after the break. Our reply? We refer you to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram.
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RE: Sad...
by MORB on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 13:27 UTC in reply to "Sad..."
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Never buying from these guys.

They're probable never going to sell anything anyway.

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RE[2]: Sad...
by eliyahu on Thu 2nd Sep 2010 13:39 in reply to "RE: Sad..."
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"Never buying from these guys.

They're probable never going to sell anything anyway.

on the contrary, i think if they actually hire someone to make 'commodore USA' look and operate like a real company, people will indeed buy their products. nostalgia is a powerful selling point, after all.

of course their products are all OEM PCs designed and manufactured by chinese firms who work in volume and happily print up labels and boxes for their customers to give them the facade of having products of their own. rather like barry's furniture empire, now that i think about it.

hey, since barry likes being a CEO and having people do everything for him, maybe he could contract out web development and a call center to india to sell his white goods. he could even hire someone in bangalore to find nice pictures and form letters for him to copy. :-P

-- eliyahu

Edited 2010-09-02 13:39 UTC

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