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Apple faces Portugal lawsuit over AppleCare

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Apple is currently facing yet another international lawsuit over its AppleCare extended warranties. The Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection (DECO) is said to have announced plans to sue the company for misleading customers into paying for unnecessary coverage, as local laws already require electronics manufacturers to honor warranty claims for...
Apple faces Portugal lawsuit over AppleCare

Apple's Warranty Practices Still Not Good Enough for Europe

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Apple’s battle over product warranty disclosures in Italy is beginning to spill over into the rest of the European Union. Apple, which in 2011 was fined $1.2 million for allegedly upselling its Italian customers into AppleCare extended warranties despite their overlap with the standard two-year product warranty required by European...
Apple's Warranty Practices Still Not Good Enough for Europe

Extended Warranty Evaluation

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The sales pitch for an extended warranty is simple: pay some extra money now to extend the manufacture's 90-day warranty another 3 years to save on expensive repairs later. For most appliances an extended warranty is a rip-off. The cost of this insurance rarely pays for itself. Either the device...
Extended Warranty Evaluation

iFixit releases tablet repairability list, puts Apple and Microsoft on the bottom

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Not only has iFixit long been the go-to source for gadget teardowns, it's often seen as an authority on just how repairable a device is post-purchase. So when the outfit released its "Tablet Repairability" list recently, we took notice. The Dell XPS 10 took top marks (9 out of...
iFixit releases tablet repairability list, puts Apple and Microsoft on the bottom

Consumer Group Targets Apple's AppleCare Practices in Belgium

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Apple is once again being targeted for its AppleCare policies in Europe, this time by Belgian consumer group Test-Aankoop/Test-Achats. The organization filed a complaint against Apple yesterday with the Commercial Court of Brussels (via TechCrunch), claiming that the Cupertino-based company has not followed local warranty laws and has withheld information...
Consumer Group Targets Apple's AppleCare Practices in Belgium

Belgian consumer group sues Apple over its 'misleading and illegal' warranty policy

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Belgian consumer protection organization Test-Aankoop yesterday filed a lawsuit (Dutch) against Apple for not respecting local laws on warranties. All Apple hardware comes with a one-year limited commercial warranty, but the company is required under EU law to protect buyers with a minimum of two years protection on all consumer...
Belgian consumer group sues Apple over its 'misleading and illegal' warranty policy
Italy accuses Apple of misleading consumers yet again, claiming AppleCare is superior to state-required warranty
Italy Accuses Apple of Misrepresenting Warranty Options, Threatens to Kick It Out
Apple offering AppleCare+ for iPad

EU Unhappy With Apple Warranty Practices

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Last winter, Apple was fined $1.2 million in Italy for its AppleCare product warranty marketing practices. Now the company is facing scrutiny across the rest of Europe for similar reasons. In a letter to European Union member states, first obtained by Bloomberg, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding asked if Apple...
EU Unhappy With Apple Warranty Practices

Apple Clarifies Warranty Coverage Options for Customers in European Union

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Late last year, Apple was fined $1.2 million by Italian regulators over its marketing of AppleCare extended warranty services for its products. The regulators ruled that Apple was not adequately disclosing standard two-year consumer protection coverage available under European Union laws. Apple last week lost its appeal of the ruling,...
Apple Clarifies Warranty Coverage Options for Customers in European Union

How small businesses can unravel the extended-warranty conundrum

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The conventional wisdom has always held that extended warranties are a sucker's bet. It's often said that businesses far and wide--from automakers to computer companies--make more money on the sale of extended warranties than they do from the actual products they make. Consumer Reports has led this charge for...
How small businesses can unravel the extended-warranty conundrum

Xbox 360 USB Drive Now Available

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Xbox 360 USB Drive Now Available is a post from Chris PirilloMicrosoft has decided to allow USB flash storage to be used with the Xbox 360. You can use a USB stick to save games, profiles, and demos. The only limit is a storage cap of 16GB, which is much...
Xbox 360 USB Drive Now Available
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