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Well you can either cry here on oc.net or try and get in on the litigation process for the class-action lawsuit that is going on against intel right now ha ha ha .....The class-action suit has been going on since this has all started.
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Well you can either cry here on Overclock.net or try and get in on the litigation process for the class-action lawsuit that is going on against intel right now ha ha ha .....The class-action suit has been going on since this has all started.
See honestly? I think class action suits over this stuff is stupid...in fact it probubly lead to this situation

Intel admitted the problem and fixed it, They did so quickly, They didnt lie and they didnt sell faulty chipsets for a freaking year or two...

Consider the problem affected a small number of people, and would not have been noticeable for YEARS, Intel could have swept this under the darn rug and forgotten about it, 3 years from now how many people would still have that same computer necessarily or wouldnt simply just replace it

Instead Intel did a recall, Sure, it sucks, things weren't sold for a month, but things also called fixed, It cost Intel a lot of money but I respect them for being honest unlike some companies (-cough- nVidia, I'm looking at you and that batch of faulty G92s!)

Whats a class action lawsuit going to net you? $5 in 2 years? Why are you entitled to damages? How has this recall actually affected or damaged you? Why is intel responsible for taking responsibility for a defect and ensuring it was corrected when they could have made more money simply continuing to ship defective parts and dealing with it 3 years from now?

And now heres the irony in this guys, The fact is, Intel might have done this to try to AVOID the future hassle and expense of a class action lawsuit and mitigate damages to the company, the chipsets werent in that many products when the recall occurred meaning that there were nowhere near as many as there would have been in a year..This is intels mainstream chipset family after all...

Again, I have to ask, How many people here were harmed by the shortage? How have you been -directly- harmed by this recall? Did it negatively impact your business or impair your livelihood?

-note, im not trying to be a dick here, im just asking...I just feel these frivolous lawsuits draw attention away from ones that really ARE important...-

So now, yes, maybe we do have to pay $10-$20 premium on a motherboard to cover the recall cost for a few months, is it REALLY that bad guys? does $10-20 absolutely murder your budget?


-edit- ok i want to say it here, I've had no sleep and im in a rotten mood for some personal reasons, so i apologize if i came off as WAY too harsh
Edited by KenjiS - 3/9/11 at 2:52am
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post #13 of 30
I know where your coming from Kenji but people do have very good grounds for complaint. One example being a business, or someone who is studying etc

Not just gamers that can't get their Call of Duty fix in that are crying, it's people who may have lost revenue or who's education is on the line.

Many would say going for the mainstream and more pricey Intel line would be a safe sure bet, so you can't blame people for being mad.

I'm not a fan of these class action law suits anyway, loss and compensation should be based on a case by case basis.
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Eh..I guess im just as i said, in a really poor mood right now

I feel a business should have some redundancy built in, i mean what happens if you have a catastrophic hardware failure? Businesses should ALWAYS have a redundant backup...always...especially if your livelihood depends on it (IE photographers doing important work, even with how reliable a pro DSLR is always ALWAYS have a backup, even if the backup is a low-end consumer D3100 because if their $8.5k D3X fails they still need to be able to get the job done somehow, I've seen pros who keep a simple old completely manual prime lens in their bag thats a just in case lens in case their primary AF lens seizes up and dies on them)

Students i can be a bit more understanding towards obviously, and im definitely more sympathetic towards

-I ordered an Alienware some 7 years ago to replace a computer that had a hardware failure, it arrived at the beginning of spring break and ended up being DOA, after sending some parts and a local freelance tech(Who was highly competent, he was an independent contractor and was a very nice guy, no complaints about him given him and i had the same consensus that they needed to give me a new computer) out to try to repair it and failing to do so, they wanted me to ship it off to a "repair center" and refused to just send me a new computer ASAP....thats not even touching on the fact it had the wrong graphics card installed....They refused to even take it back without a 15% restocking fee(By DEFECTIVE mind you, it refused to even complete POST let alone boot into windows), the only place said fee being printed was in some documents in the box..

The ordeal ended with having to complain to the credit card company and shipping it back to them (This was with my mother spending 8 hours on the phone with their horrible tech support, which also resulted in me hearing my mom drop the f-bomb for the first and only time ever, Repeatedly...Thats how BAD it was)-

Needless to say this is why I build my own rigs now...Given i had a new system from Newegg on my doorstep assembled within a week, despite having to wait on the VERY popular GeForce 7900GT to get in stock...

Now I will say this, when this happened, a week after i ordered my system Alienware got bought by Dell, The horrid support i feel was likely because everyone there just got their arse canned and they frankly didnt give %&$^ since they didnt have a job much longer....I've since dealt with them and they've improved from a 1/10 to a 9.5/10 in my book....

Though i must admit, that first horrid experience still rings in my head...it will NEVER leave my mind, it is honestly the worst experience i've ever had with any company, Ever
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Lawsuits lol you guys across the water have a thing with suing people

Here in uk we just moan and get on with it usually, But there are a few of us like me who get really irritated by being ripped off blatently and fed some bs excuse to justify the price hike. I can't see why anyone would shop at overclockers the prices are far higher than most other reputable places for pc hardware.

So ill just follow tradition and sit here and moan some more.
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post #16 of 30
It has to do with the cost of materials going up, it's a macro economic effect, doesn't have anything to do with the chipset issue. Cost of consumer goods is going up worldwide and the tech industry is no exception.
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Some of the B3 boards in Denmark are cheaper than the originals. I'm not even kidding.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/9/11 at 7:22am
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Are the re-released mobos manufactured completely new, from the ground up or these are the boards that they have before & after the p67 launch which they just re-soldered the fixed chipset on it?

As I recall, there were 8 million+ boards shipped, not counting the boards that were bought.
 
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post #19 of 30
Supply and demand. Case closed.
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People jumping on board class action lawsuits makes me wish I had been a lawyer. Get a buncha people all riled up about some little thing, take a big company to court, spend a few years fighting it out, usually win a big settlement for tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. Take my 50+% "fee" for all my hard work (millions of dollars) and pass the remaining money to a MIR type company to be disbursed to people in increments of maybe 10 bux a piece years later, if they can still somehow document that they had a problem years back.

Sweet little gig if you can find it.
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