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PS3 Owner Refunded For Missing "Other OS" 353

Toxicgonzo writes "Amazon has given a European PS3 owner a 20% refund for removal of the PS3's OtherOS feature. (We recently discussed hacker Geohot's efforts to restore this feature.) The owner cited European law Directive 1999/44/EC — which states that goods must (1) comply with the description given by the seller and possess the same qualities and characteristics as other similar goods, and (2) be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase. How many other European PS3 owners will follow suit? If Amazon forwards the bill to Sony, how will Sony respond?"
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PS3 Owner Refunded For Missing "Other OS"

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 09, 2010 @10:13AM (#31788980)

    (since this is Slashdot and a story is never complete without a car analogy comment)
    Imagine that you've bought a 4-door car and everything's working great... you take it in to get a winter tuneup or oil change or whatever and the dealer updates the under-the-hood computer so that the back door locks are always engaged and you can no longer open the back doors. You can still use the space, but anyone who wants to sit in the back has to go in through the front and via the inbetween space between the front seats.

    Hows that?
    OK, commentators...start you analogy engines! And respond to this comment with your better/updated car analogies!


  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 09, 2010 @10:37AM (#31789248)

    I have to give this a try for the many defective items I've purchased, including:

    - The shirt that said "One size fits all" but ripped after only two people were stuffed in it
    - The "all purpose" flashlight that refused to peel potatoes
    - The hand towel dispenser whose instructions said "rip down, tear up" and after I ripped it down and tore it up my hands were still wet and there were reams of low grade paper and mangled machinery everywhere

  • Re:Justice (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 09, 2010 @11:39AM (#31790134)

    Now, now, we're only talking about the PS3 mistakes here. Some of us have to work and we can't waste all day discussing ALL of Sony's stupid decisions in their history.

  • by mdm-adph ( 1030332 ) on Friday April 09, 2010 @11:54AM (#31790334)

    With a 5-digit userid, you have to admit that if he's lying about who he is, then it's either an amazing coincidence, or he plans his jokes years in advance...

  • by SEE ( 7681 ) on Friday April 09, 2010 @06:08PM (#31795760) Homepage

    Five-digit? n00b.

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