Linked by KLU9 on Mon 18th Mar 2013 09:22 UTC
Apple Every year on World Consumer Rights Day (March 15), government-controlled China Central Television (CCTV) broadcasts a special report (in Chinese) damning companies for abusing Chinese consumers. This year the targets included Apple. Apple was accused of giving Chinese consumers worse service than customers in other countries, specifically of giving them replacements that included cases from their old phone, while customers in the UK would get a 100% new product.
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Ah, the Irony
by deathshadow on Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:27 UTC
deathshadow
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2005-07-12

Of a country where people have no civil rights to be bitching about consumer rights. That makes sense, sure it does.

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RE: Ah, the Irony
by sdeber on Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:59 in reply to "Ah, the Irony"
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2005-07-06

So, what do you suggest? All Chinese people should abandon everything before they have civil rights? Should they all commit suicide as well? You know, since they have no civil rights any way, why do they still live, right?

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RE: Ah, the Irony
by someone on Thu 21st Mar 2013 19:53 in reply to "Ah, the Irony"
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2006-01-12

At least they are trying to assert whatever rights they still have.

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RE[2]: Ah, the Irony
by deathshadow on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 06:11 in reply to "RE: Ah, the Irony"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

Except it's not 'exercising their rights' -- Or at least the last I checked there is no "right to own an Apple product" -- making both of these responses a bit... stupid.

I mean really, government run media complaining about the price of products made by a non-domestic company using domestic labor. Shocking, REALLY.

Apple products overpriced... Shocking... REALLY!

No, not shocking... the other word... wait, is there actually a word for "Why is this even news?!?"

If not there should be.

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