Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1139 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

#204732 14-Oct-2016 20:07
Send private message

Not quite sure if I can exchange this as it was ordered overseas. But, it got me thinking about all the 2nd tier re sellers worldwide and the loses that they are likely to incur.


Some of course will  try to minimize their loses like Harvey Norman from whom I purchased an official leather "Samsung" Note 7 cover 6 weeks ago. Although I could produce the bank statement for the purchase, I could not produce the receipt and original packaging so they would not entertain a refund or credit against other goods. 


Oh well, such is life. As I said, it got me thinking about the 2nd tier re-sellers and then there are the 3rd tier re-sellers such as those on TradeMe. I would suspect that they would feel the pinch even more.

Create new topic
Affiliate link

Affiliate link: Trade NZ and US shares and funds with Sharesies.
1603 posts

Uber Geek

  #1651347 14-Oct-2016 22:49
Send private message

Tis true. A huge waste of resources all around. If there is no replacement of the same form factor, then the mind boggles to think of the immense cost to the industry and ultimately society.

3569 posts

Uber Geek

  #1651392 15-Oct-2016 07:52
Send private message

Wouldn't the CGA give the end consumer some protection from 'consequential' loss?  If I spent lots of $$ of accessories that are useless now the phone is withdrawn, I would be asking Samsung for compensation.  I imagine Samsung will be in talks with the some producers and could be facing multiple claims around the world.  




From the consumer website:  "The compensation for consequential loss must put you back in the position you would have been in if the goods or service hadn’t been faulty" 



Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman

2898 posts

Uber Geek

  #1651425 15-Oct-2016 09:28
Send private message

I think you would be pushing it uphill with that request tbh. Depends how much value you put on your time i guess.

Create new topic

News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24

New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49

Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37

Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20

Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11

Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04

Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08

JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05

New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35

Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10

Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01

Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01

HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31

Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10

Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.