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by jlgordon / August 3, 2004 5:27 AM PDT

I do not expect a computer to die so soon- nor should Apple owners.

If it was a washing machine with the same short life then the seller would have to pay damages for the lack of durability. (Recent UK law case). I look forward to someone suing Apple on the same grounds.

My costly experience may not be the result of planned obsolescence but a pretty machine with sloppy engineering amounts to the same thing.

A PC main board replacement bought off the shelf costs in London only 10% of a iMac main board replacement through an Apple dealer.

I use Apple machines but Apple Care is now a compulsory overhead in any budgeting.

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Are they honoring the warranty?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 7:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Apple Care

The PC market is not comparable to the Apply market. With the PC, you see cut-throat competition on the hardware and the result is what you see. An OS that you may find dificult to install.

The Apple is more like a walled garden. It can be much nicer, but you have one kind of beer and you'll like it.

Bob

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Re: Are they honoring the warranty?
by jlgordon / August 3, 2004 9:20 AM PDT

Please imagine there was only system,Apple. It would still would alarming to all Apple owners to realise that in year two of ownership the chances of a really expensive breakdown were high.

For instance my

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So you don't like the new 90 day warranty?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 9:50 AM PDT

Have you noticed some products are down to 90 days?

Hint: look at the new low price. That's where the low price is being paid out of.

Bob

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