Originally Posted by sockpirate
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
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 harshEdited by KenjiS - 3/9/11 at 2:52am