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[–] PrinceOfLies 6 points 3 points (+9|-6) ago 

Title is a bit misleading. Bills will force manufacturers to provide repair parts to consumers and 3rd party repair shops, as well as provide proprietary repair manuals. As a consumer would love to see this happen, but I'd rather not have it government-mandated.

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

As a consumer would love to see this happen, but I'd rather not have it government-mandated.

Pick one. Companies know they can make FAR more profit by NOT doing these things, and charging the consumer a fortune for minor repairs. Which would you rather have? Parts, or less regulation?

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

I don't think the choices are mutually exclusive, but if I'm forced to pick, I'll go with less regulation.

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

Less regulation for me, far more for massive corporations, and give me my damn manuals and proprietary parts......

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

Companies can collude together to bilk consumers with these kinds of practices. Government is (ideally) consumers colluding together to tell those companies to knock it off. It's leveling the playing field.