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I must say, Sony has done the impossible. I now hate them more than I hate Microsoft. Both companies have now sold me defective equipment, but Sony's has put me out more money at this point as a result of their "only sell defective shit" policy. I have now purchased three high-dollar systems from them: two PS2's and now a PS3. I can assure all reading that if they buy a product from Sony, they are wasting their money. All of them are completely defective. I don't know that yours will be, of course, by so far, they're 3 for 3 with me. I cannot imagine that I'm all THAT special that they would manufacture defective equipment just for my benefit, so there it is.

If you've been sold a worthless piece of junk, please post it below. My personal nemesis is Sony, but I'm sure some of you have the same against Microsoft, or Wal-Mart, or Wendy's (I will post about the raw triple-stack I got there at another time. I'm trying to stay focused here). So go ahead, rant away at the evils of corporate ... evil. Tell of the wrongs they have done you, and in our misery, we shall find company.--<<>> 02:27, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Both my PS2 and PS3 (and PSP and awesome super-remote, and Sony home theatre thingy, and car stereo, and CD changer) work fine (except for the CD changer, but that's because it gets dripped on when it rains a lot). Maybe it's just you? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 03:41, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
I once bought a nice watermelon and carted it home. After poking it with a knife, a bunch of air came out. I cut it in half, and it was almost completely hollow, with just some stringy pink meat and a puddle of juice! The fires of my rage were stoked by the lack of watermelon that I was eating that day, I tell you! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 03:40, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Those BASTARDS! We should boycott watermelon until the summer.--<<>> 13:33, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
I tried to sue, but lawyers won't go up against Big Watermelon. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 16:51, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
after repeatedly complaining to friends about the poor quality watermelons my girlfriend brought home, i was referred to an excellent plastic surgeon. i can assure you, dr. john von coppenfeels is a miracle worker. SirGerrycheeversGunTalk 19:47, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

(Warning: seriousness below)

A defective PS3? What are the odds? :/

Honestly, you might think Sony, with all the audacity to charge people a fortune for a game console in the first place, ought to have a bit of decency to keep up with their quality control. But, heck, the next time you find a broken brand-new PS3, you may as well just stick it up to their contract manufacturers in China or whoever pretending to care.

Speaking of defective products, I still remember the days when an over-clockable Coppermine was all the rage amongst computer hardware enthusiasts. Just as I thought I got lucky for having a 533Mhz Celeron that could be stably overclocked to 800Mhz, I was greeted with a string of randon system crashes. Eventually, I got the clock back at 533, and the drat thing still crash whenever it felt like to even with the latest Win2k Service Pack installed. This really gave me the impression that the CPU had been damaged due to the out-of-spec frequency until I got myself a mighty new Athlon XP, which was also quite a blast in its era. With a Gigabyte motherboard, nothing could go possibly wrong, right? Nah-ah! Within 2 years, my new PC was showing all the symtoms that my old one had - not a good sign. I tried replacing the cpu fan, the case and pretty much all the overclocking gadgets I could get from a store, the Athlon XP still complained, a lot. Eventually, by accident, I discovered some mysterious substance on that supposedly brand-name-and-trustworthy motherboard, which, as it turned out, was the oozing from a couple HF electro-capacitors manufactured by a certain obscure company. Hence, I went back and took a look at my old Celeron motherboard, and guess what? Although the HF capacitors my old board carried were supposedly from a slightly different manufacturer, they were essentially of the same design of those on the Athlon board. Digging further into the issue revealed that those defective caps were likely from the same origin, as it was rumoured that a chemist at a certain Taiwanese manufacturing company had stolen an incomplete electrolyte formula from where he worked and been making caps based off of it for ages. Needless to say, unsuspecting electronics manufacturers bought the stuff and started of making PC motherboards with it, and it was said that the two boards I had got were also affected as a result. The solution? A new Athlon 64 PC, which was all decent and reliable until it started having the same ol' hiccups that my last two experienced.

That pretty much sums up most of my memoriable experiences with defective products. Drat computers... :( -- The Colonel (talk)

Those BASTARDS! We should boycott computers until the summer.--<<>> 12:42, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Then we'll boycott all electronic component manufacturers. -- The Colonel (talk) 13:13, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Not really a major defective issue, but I sent my 360 off after the ol' red ring o' death popped up. Last week I got an email to say it had been repaired and was being sent back to me. Today I received an email saying they'd received my repair request but I hadn't yet sent them my console. Which strikes me as a bit useless. --UU - natter UU Manhole.gif 12:45, Jan 6

Heh, UU has just reminded me of a nasty experience I had with Lenovo/IBM. I was quite a big fan of IBM for some time until I was involved in a traffic accident. My dear ol' X60 was left with a damaged screen and I rang up the local IBM customer support for a repair. Given the fact that the damage was not covered by the warranty I was told that there would be some fee involved in getting the laptop back into a working condition. First I thought that would be roughly around a few hundred, given that the amount was about a third of a brand new X6-something. Well, guess what, I was wrong - IBM gave me a quote of a total of more than a grand (and they couldn't guarantee any new parts at all), and I instantly went like, "Yeah, right, I am really going to pay that much for a broken laptop." Hence, the whole thing was sent back to me untouched and I had to use it with an external monitor attached for a solid total of six months until I eventually found a trustworthy dealer on eBay (which was rare, of course) and got myself a fresh LCD replacement. Fortunately, given that it was a ThinkPad the DIY repair I did was a breeze, and within one day my laptop was all up and running again. But, seriously, stuff IBM customer service.

The Colonel (talk) 13:13, 6 January 2009 (UTC) --

If the system is out of Warranty, use an Independent Repair shop not the source. Unless you know you can get it fixed by the source for cheaper than the independent repair as alot of places like Sony have flat rate repair fees. --Pleb- Sawblade5 [block me!] ( yell | FAQ | I did this ) 08:08, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, the only problem was that it was simply too hard to find a third-party repairer where I lived. Many shops simply didn't have the parts and they would be quite reluctant to go the extra mile even you were willing to pay more. That's why I eventually decided to take a leap of faith and get myself a replacement LCD screen from eBay. ThinkPad is actually quite good as a workhorse, in my opinion, but without the warranty and good customer services, you just don't have the sense of security that you get with a genuinely good investment. As far as I know after-sale services are not that bad with Dell and a few other brands, but Lenovo/IBM are really worth two thumbs down, at least in my opinion. :| -- The Colonel (talk) 12:15, 7 January 2009 (UTC)