Originally Posted by Starbuck5000
Sales of Goods Act applies to everything you buy in the UK and has been around longer than pc games.
Wow starbuck, thanks for the insight. Actually the first computer game was around 1958 so the Act came LONG after the first computer game. Although obviously we're not talking about those older games, the "news" is about modern games. But........
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx
Note the "As amended"...
To amend a law is to add to it. This hasn't been added. Not even close. Do you realize how many channels something like this would have to go through before it was actually "amended"??? I'm sure if an idea like this was even suggested by a reputable source it would have been watched like a hawk by gamers and and tech fans alike.
To just show up and say it's amended is like saying "Hey, you can now shoot people for no reason."
If you actually read the "The Sale of Goods Act 1979" and any amendments it doesn't say anything about "computers" or "gamers"
This thread, although a good idea, is epic fail.
EDIT: If there was a major loophole in an Act that allowed the return of games or software purchased I'm sure
it would have been fully exploited during the games boom of the 80's or LONG since patched up by the bigger software companies.
I mean any game or piece of software that's buggy or unfinished can be returned?! That means every OS ever purchased should have been returned. If you buy Windows and a security update comes within the first 30 days you'd have a retail nightmare because everyone would be running to get their money back.
It's just not logical for this "news story" to even be considered. The "idea" of it discussed, YES. But to put false hope in a younger person who may decide it's alright to go buy a new game thinking they can return it in a few days because they think it's the law?! Shame...Edited by Damarious25 - 1/2/11 at 3:33pm