Originally Posted by jinja_ninja
I'm assuming it will allow them to cut some costs which are incurred to them after the 3 year period. With the current recession, a lot of companies are looking to cut down on costs.
As they said, 95% of consumers claim warranty within the first 3 years anyway. That is a high percentage. Its business get over it.
I love seeing all the usual geek-rants of "I will never buy Seagate ever again".
Go cry about it. Nobody cares.
Cut down on 5% of costs given their numbers on the rate of returns? There's got to be a better way to save money than that, especially if it means them pissing off enthusiasts who not only buy their products, but recommend them to people. I'm not business expert, but saying that this could easily hurt their sales by 5% or more doesn't seem too unrealistic to me. Especially since Western Digital has started offering 5-year warranties on their Black line, and Samsung's surprisingly cheap F1 series now has 7-year warranties.