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Class Action Against DirecTV for DVD Players Moves Forward

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Ken S, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Apr 3, 2008 #61 of 359
    RunnerFL

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    I have yet to see anyone whine in this thread. Those of us who think it's ridiculous are stating our opinion, not whining.

    And FYI, had it happened to me I wouldn't care and get all pissy because I wasn't given my cheap piece of crap. And yes, it has happened before.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2008 #62 of 359
    paulsown

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    Not to be repetitive, but I think what is being missed is that if Directv had done as promised, this would be a non-issue. I blame Directv solely for this, and no on else. It is not the system that caused this action to be taken, but Directv. If everyones prices are increased because of it, I blame Directv.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2008 #63 of 359
    RunnerFL

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    I guess you must enjoy higher package rates because of frivolous lawsuits then.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2008 #64 of 359
    highheater

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    If someone was looking to get out of their contract, perhaps they could use this to show Direct TV did not fulfill their terms of the agreement making the contract null and void.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2008 #65 of 359
    JeffBowser

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    Either you can't understand my point, or you don't want to.
    Either way, you don't have to agree with me, or even like me. I do request, however, that you refrain from putting words and false conclusions in my mouth. This is my second request at this - try not to make me do a third request, I don't really want to get myself banned from this forum.
    :p

     
  6. Apr 3, 2008 #66 of 359
    highheater

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    I'm still wainting for my $ 50 VISA debit card. Maybe this class action is next.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2008 #67 of 359
    gnahc79

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    So you're completely at peace with the horrible debacle called mail-in rebates in general? Unfortunately I run away from any deal that mentions mail-in rebates now. This lawsuit can possibly set a precedent that tells corporations cannot just toss out "ONLY $10 (after $50 mail in rebate)" and make customers jump through hoops to get the MIR.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2008 #68 of 359
    DirecTV3049

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    Nevertheless, that "gift" was part of the benefit the consumer was promised as part of the bargain. That you don't think the "benefit" from that gift was that valuable is irrelevant. I might not think some of the "benefits" you prefer (free delivery and set-up; free Blu-Ray DVDs included with Blu-Ray players; a $20 rebate; etc.) are all that "valuable" to me.

    The beauty of a free market is each consumer gets to decide - for HIMSELF or HERSELF - what "floats their boat." For some, yes, it may be a POS DVD player.

    And if they didn't receive that DVD player - even if it was a POS - they didn't get the full benefit of their bargain.
     
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    Rakul

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  10. Apr 3, 2008 #70 of 359
    DirecTV3049

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    Jeff:

    Illogical arguments are illogical arguments. Putting lipstick on a pig does NOT make a prom date.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2008 #71 of 359
    highheater

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    No- what gave you that impression?
     
  12. Apr 3, 2008 #72 of 359
    RunnerFL

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    This isn't a mail in rebate deal.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2008 #73 of 359
    RunnerFL

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    You said it, "gift"... So if Aunt Sadie doesn't give you a gift for your Birthday are you going to sue her? Afterall Birthday gifts are a contract obligation right?

    Oh yeah, and as others have mentioned people DID get a DVD player, it just wasn't portable. So we sue because it's not exactly what you want??

    Come on people...
     
  14. Apr 3, 2008 #74 of 359
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    Part of what I think is getting missd is that even if they got the DVD player if it may have been such a POS that even those that got it, did not get what they had "bargained" for


    The ad was not sign up and get a paperweight tha might sometimes plays DVD..they were offerd a DVD player..a $99 value...the POS may not have been sufficient to complete this offer.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2008 #75 of 359
    man_rob

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    I'm not putting words in your mouth. You just don't like hearing them repeated back to you.

    Companies should deliver on promises made to lure customers into contracts. Period.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2008 #76 of 359
    mikewolf13

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    it's not a gift. it's a material part of the contractual agreement. Certianly, it's implied that it works.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2008 #77 of 359
    Tom Robertson

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    (Hightlight mine). I want to say "you are so right" but I can't directly about this case. If you permit me (and I hope you understand why) to use your excellent point substituting "any company" for DIRECTV:
    I can clearly state, you are so very right.

    (Again, I hope you don't me slightly changing the words so I can comment.) :)

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  18. Apr 3, 2008 #78 of 359
    JeffBowser

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    My argument is not illogical just because you disagree with it. But, that's not why I'm replying to this - I like your clever turn of phrase with the pig remark :lol:

    Pig in lipstick image removed, didn't want to slow down forum load speed, If you want to see it: www.crosstecsoftware.com/DWPig.jpg

     
  19. Apr 3, 2008 #79 of 359
    Tom Robertson

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    Let us also consider Mail In Rebates a wholly other (and off Topic) concept for this thread. (And please do not try to make a post about this post, PM me.)

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  20. Apr 3, 2008 #80 of 359
    man_rob

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    Um one little difference, your Aunt Sadie isn't promising a gift in exchange for you signing a 2 year contract.

    DirecTV has no problems demanding money from customers whom DirecTV feels didn't fulfill the customer's contractual obligation.
     

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