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[–] acheron2012 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Henry Ford famously said he would give the cars away for free if he could prevent people from making replacement parts for them. So while the FTC may be citing a 1975 law, and Samsung et al are still refusing to honor warranties on rooted phones, this principle dates to the dawn of the Industrial Age.

Like all these pesky problems, rather than fining a $350 BILLION dollar corporation $10,000, the much more effective penalty is to put their CEO in federal prison for 25 years. Do that ONCE and the problem will disappear for a generation.

But you will absolutely have to do it again. You cannot make people "not be evil". You can however effectively control their impulse for evil through punitive measures.

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[–] RevanProdigalKnight 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, but at least Ford was willing to give his cars away for free on that condition. The people at Samsung, Apple, etc. these days are trying to skin everybody alive by charging for the initial purchase and the replacement parts.

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[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What right does anyone have to a warranty in the first place? Or a warranty with particular terms? It should be a private matter, where if both parties don't agree, they don't make the exchange. So what if they put a silly label and only warrant a product with the label intact? They are the ones footing the fee for warranty repair, and the sticker is to prevent people from damaging the product then having the company (other customers) pay. I guess this comes down to one's stance on property rights.

Ruger refuses to even give a written warranty (under service department section):

Why No Warranty Card Has Been Packed With Your New Ruger® Firearm?

The Magnuson-Moss Act (Public Law 93-637) does not require any seller or manufacturer of a consumer product to give a written warranty. It does provide that if a written warranty is given, it must be designated as "limited" or as "full" and sets minimum standards for a "full" warranty. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has elected not to provide any written warranty, either "limited" or "full", rather than to attempt to comply with the provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Act and the regulations issued thereunder. There are certain implied warranties under state law with respect to sales of consumer goods. As the extent and interpretation of these implied warranties varies from state to state, you should refer to your state statutes. Sturm, Ruger & Company wishes to assure its customers of its continued interest in providing service to owners of Ruger® firearms.

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[–] B3bomber 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes and no. The death penalty is not a deterrent, it prevents repeat offenses.

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not sure about this when you open a phone. It's a support nightmare to say "our team says the fault is the $0.20 part you added, not the rest of the phone". Hard to prove either side, and they'll wind up with more cost, and we'll pay more for phones.

I'm all for right to repair, just I don't see how that can be warrantied...

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Unless the user clearly did something to damage it, just opening it should not be grounds for voiding the warranty

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sometimes it's hard to get clear evidence. Maybe a part just slightly throws the electrical whatever off.