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Legal action against Dish?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by scottchez, Jan 28, 2004.

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  1. scottchez

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    This link is about miss leading terms.

    http://www.channel3000.com/money/2788823/detail.html


    I wonder if there is any legal action yet about miss leading on the 921, after all many of the features and functions advertised on the Flyer for the 921 do not work yet. Any Class actions out there?
     
  2. ride525

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    How long has the 921 been out? A month or so? Think it is already time for someone to file a class action after just a month, and perhaps not a mass availablilty at that? Maybe give Dish time to work out the problems before suing?
     
  3. Richard King

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    Yea, support your local class action lawyer. Good idea. :rolleyes:
     
  4. kstevens

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    Who in the hell would have been mislead. The only people buying right now probably read this or one of the other dbs forums, and if they weren't up to speed on the 921, then they deserve what they got.


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  5. scottchez

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    What about all those that ready the PDF on the Dish Web Site and then call there local retailer and order one.

    The retailer shows up, installs it and many of the things do not work yet, are not turned on, or it crashes every 10 Mins as they mostly watch OTA?

    This happened to a guy I used to work with. He does not know about these boards but knows I like Dishnetwork over cable. The retailer never mentioned anything about the know issues which are well documented here and many retailers read.

    He is Brother is a Lawyer.
     
  6. invaliduser88

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    I'm playing the wait and see game right now. Not enough reason to be on the "bleeding" edge and buying a 921 right now. SW is still beta as far as I'm concerned and I'll see how it matures over the course of this year.

    At least it's not running a Microsoft OS!
     
  7. scottchez

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    UPDATE:

    They are wondering if any one else was thinking of Legal action. THey have NOT started any.

    He did call Dish and complained and got FREE Two Moths of the HD package and the Local channels credit (since the HD and Local OTA maping stuff is acting up).

    His Brother thought maybe only the retailer could be listed since they sold it to them.

    QUestion: Are you Retailers protected out there legaly? Is this maybe why DIsh is not selling the unit them selfs?
     
  8. Jerry G

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    It figures that you'd be the one to bring this up. After all, you've plastered the Internet with your multiple reasons for not buying a 921. You have the vendetta against the 921, so naturally, you should take the lead in this instead of trying to get someone else to do it for you.

    BTW, I don't think I'll join your suit. Also, "miss leading" is spelled misleading.
     
  9. kstevens

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    How many idiots would make a 1000 dollar purchase without doing the necessary research on the product?

    Ken
     
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    It might as well be. Charlie has a tendancy to use his customers as unwitting, paying beta-testers. :mad:
     
  11. willy

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    Maybe Im the first to think of this- but .... there usually is a 30day return policy with retailers. If you arent happy with it, you could return it, yes? If you are upset about the 921 so much you are williing to participate in a lawsuit, why would you have kept it and not returned it and kissed the $1k goodbye?
     
  12. awax

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    Although suing at this point is a bit extreme its good to see "Charlies's bodyguards" are out in full force. He puts out a defective product and its OK or gives misleading info in his own brochure on his own website. It doesn't matter that the 921 hasn't been out very long and it doesn't matter the amount of research done on the various bugs it has. Charlie is wrong for putting out a subpar product and beta testing it on his customers and this paticular user could have taken it back or requested a refund and if that led nowhere then he needs to take it up with his CC company.
     
  13. awax

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    This is a very good point.
     
  14. scottchez

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    WHo said any thing about suing?

    The guy was just asking if any one out there thought about it.

    THe fist post has a link with some action on a contract suit over locals. THen the question was asked if any one is thinking about issues over the 921.

    The an example of a real customer complaint was presented where Dish did take care of them with a programing credit.

    Point being, customers seem happy for now, but what if the 921 goes to someone new and they are miss lead and the never read any of the DBS forums.

    Do all retailers explain that the thing does not work as advertised right now and there is legal action. Do the lawyers go after the Retailer or DIsh.
     
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