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Topic # 88516 17-Aug-2011 13:49
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Hi All,

I've been around for a while, and have often found Geekzone useful.  So useful, the questions I have are usually answered so I've never felt compelled to join.  

Having been stuck in bed with man flue for a day or so I decided I should do the honorable thing and sign up.

I tend to a little stable of windows laptops and PC's around the whanau, although I'm using a macbook pro and iPhone 4, with my wife happy with her first gen iPad and old iPhone 3g .

I work in consumer law areas, so tech is more a passion than a job, but the 2 occasionally overlap.

I look forward to conversing with some of you in time.

 

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  Reply # 507944 17-Aug-2011 14:19
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Welcome!

I would think consumer law and tech would cross paths far more often than they should, to be honest!



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  Reply # 507957 17-Aug-2011 14:32
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There are often consumer problems with tech stuff reported here or in similar forums that have a legal solution.  Unfortunately, most consumer law is self help, so its up to the consumer to argue the case with the supplier or to take their own case to the Disputes Tribunal, with the attendant cost, delays and stress.

On the other hand, most retailers seem to offer much better deals than the minimum legal standard.  Given the short product life cycle of modern tech gear, some consumers have an unrealistic approach to the "repair or replace" conundrum.  

The crossover between tech and law, when it gets to me, does keep things  things interesting.

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