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    I have a flash drive that I bought ten years ago. It had a lifetime guarantee. It stopped working a few days ago. The shop I bought it from is closed. There's nothing I can do. I guess what was in play was the lifetime of the shop and not my lifetime (as the owner of the flash drive).

    Has anyone got any stories about trying to claim against what was sold as being a lifetime guarantee?
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    28 Jul '16 06:031 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    I have a flash drive that I bought ten years ago. It had a lifetime guarantee. It stopped working a few days ago. The shop I bought it from is closed. There's nothing I can do. I guess what was in play was the lifetime of the shop and not my lifetime (as the owner of the flash drive).

    Has anyone got any stories about trying to claim against what was sold as being a lifetime guarantee?
    These guarantees always make me chuckle, the shopping public are so naive (no offence intended).

    "Buy one get one free" really? So you are cutting your gross margin by at least 50% and your net margin by a lot more?

    "75% off" so you were selling it for 100 and still make sufficient cash margin by selling it at 25 and 100 wasn't you ripping me off?
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    I get the "save $100" on a $300-priced item. How is spending $200 on something you hadn't planned to buy going to "save" anything?

    And "75% off" translates into " nobody thought this was worth buying so we're stuck with a pile of rubbish so this price tag will bring the morons out".
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    Have you ever noticed how all food is advertised as "delicious"? Isn't that a subjective assessment? One man's meat ...
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    28 Jul '16 06:323 edits
    Originally posted by FMF
    I have a flash drive that I bought ten years ago. It had a lifetime guarantee. It stopped working a few days ago. The shop I bought it from is closed. There's nothing I can do. I guess what was in play was the lifetime of the shop and not my lifetime (as the owner of the flash drive).

    Has anyone got any stories about trying to claim against what was sold as being a lifetime guarantee?
    We had our windows and one sliding deck door replaced several years ago for ones with double paned glass. Last year the slider double pane failed (moisture seeped in and a buildup of mildew or something followed).

    There was a lifetime guarantee. They fixed it for no additional charge, without any push back at all.

    It turn out this kinds of window/slider has desiccant in the spacer around the rim between the two panes, and this is inevitable. So the companies who sell this build it into the costs. We live in a dry climate area so the frequency is low, allowing lower pricing.

    I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to what might be the most mundane RHP thread ever.
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    28 Jul '16 06:40
    Originally posted by JS357
    I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to what might be the most mundane RHP thread ever.
    Why, thank you. πŸ˜›
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    28 Jul '16 07:24
    Originally posted by JS357
    I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to what might be the most mundane RHP thread ever.
    I think it goes without saying it won't come with a lifetime guarantee.
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    28 Jul '16 14:00
    Originally posted by FMF
    I have a flash drive that I bought ten years ago. It had a lifetime guarantee. It stopped working a few days ago. The shop I bought it from is closed. There's nothing I can do. I guess what was in play was the lifetime of the shop and not my lifetime (as the owner of the flash drive).

    Has anyone got any stories about trying to claim against what was sold as being a lifetime guarantee?
    You've been suckered.
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    28 Jul '16 14:05
    Originally posted by josephw
    You've been suckered.
    If you think for one moment that I actually believed there was a lifetime guarantee on a flash drive, then perhaps it is you who has been suckered. πŸ˜›
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    28 Jul '16 14:11
    Originally posted by FMF
    If you think for one moment that I actually believed there was a lifetime guarantee on a flash drive, then perhaps it is you who has been suckered. πŸ˜›
    Well, if you think for one moment I actually believed you actually believed there was a lifetime guarantee on a flash drive, then you'd be right. After all you did go to see if you could get the guarantee honored didn't you? πŸ™„
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    28 Jul '16 14:14
    Originally posted by josephw
    Well, if you think for one moment I actually believed you actually believed there was a lifetime guarantee on a flash drive, then you'd be right. After all you did go to see if you could get the guarantee honored didn't you? πŸ™„
    No. Of course not. The shop closed more than eight years ago. It's about three doors down my street.

    You did 'get' the whimsical nature of the OP, didn't you? Surely? πŸ™‚
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    29 Jul '16 08:22
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I think it goes without saying it won't come with a lifetime guarantee.
    What took you longer; writing your post or thimbing down each of the people you don't like in this threadπŸ˜›
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    29 Jul '16 08:57
    Originally posted by FMF
    No. Of course not. The shop closed more than eight years ago. It's about three doors down my street.

    You did 'get' the whimsical nature of the OP, didn't you? Surely? πŸ™‚
    Everyday in every way I'm getting more and more whimsical. So whimsical that sometimes I don't know whether I'm serious or not. It could go either way.
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    29 Jul '16 09:06
    Originally posted by josephw
    Everyday in every way I'm getting more and more whimsical. So whimsical that sometimes I don't know whether I'm serious or not. It could go either way.
    Are you saying your posting here is a bit like robbie carrobie says about his posting here - "self propaganda", and not to be taken seriously?
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    29 Jul '16 11:092 edits
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Have you ever noticed how all food is advertised as "delicious"? Isn't that a subjective assessment? One man's meat ...
    If I ever see 'We serve only the freshest food', I always steer clear of the place.

    I mean, if they have some potatoes that are one or two days old, and they get a new delivery in to top up, then they must be using this latest batch first. They must throw so much away, their prices must be much higher than they need to be.

    Stands to reason.
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