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urbanriot
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reply to DKS

Re: Organic Food.. not as safe?

said by DKS:

said by urbanriot:

I'm familiar with MDG's extremely unethical business practices, right down to criminal acts, and I've always wondered how they were never called on their shit.

Did you ever complain?

Not through social or organizational methods, but more through legal channels. They did change one practice shortly thereafter but we're not sure if that was a natural change or prompted by action.

Some of their actions though, difficult to voice a complaint. They did one shady deal where you buy a PC and you get a free printer! ...unfortunately they removed the colour ink cartridges, which the printer wouldn't function without. If you wanted the 'colour option' you'd have to pay $35 or something like that.

I'm not sure if such in-store deals represented company policy but they had a reputation amongst IT people 'round these parts and we all continually wondered how their reputation wasn't known to the general public. How are these guys still in business?

Sometimes I think CanadianRip is off his rocker... sometimes I think he might be on to something...


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by urbanriot:

said by DKS:

said by urbanriot:

I'm familiar with MDG's extremely unethical business practices, right down to criminal acts, and I've always wondered how they were never called on their shit.

Did you ever complain?

Not through social or organizational methods, but more through legal channels. They did change one practice shortly thereafter but we're not sure if that was a natural change or prompted by action.

Some of their actions though, difficult to voice a complaint. They did one shady deal where you buy a PC and you get a free printer! ...unfortunately they removed the colour ink cartridges, which the printer wouldn't function without. If you wanted the 'colour option' you'd have to pay $35 or something like that.

I'm not sure if such in-store deals represented company policy but they had a reputation amongst IT people 'round these parts and we all continually wondered how their reputation wasn't known to the general public. How are these guys still in business?

Sometimes I think CanadianRip is off his rocker... sometimes I think he might be on to something...

The practice of removing the printer cartridge is an extension of the printer manufacturer's practice of putting partial cartridges in new printers so that you print a few pages and then have to buy a new one... which you don't discover until too late.
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Need-based health care not greed-based health care.


elwoodblues
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said by DKS:

The practice of removing the printer cartridge is an extension of the printer manufacturer's practice of putting partial cartridges in new printers so that you print a few pages and then have to buy a new one... which you don't discover until too late.

Uhm no.

»www.moneyville.ca/article/124307···k-of-ink
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No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......


Mashiki
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Not directed at you elwood.

While this is off topic to the thread at hand, just stop buying inkjet printers, spend the extra $50-70, and buy a decent colour laserjet and never look back. I'm still on the "starter toner" kit from over a year ago which was only supposed to last for 2500 sheets of black and around the same for colour. I've printed nearly 6000 sheets of black, and have 30% of the toner left and 40% of the colour. There's plenty of good models out there.

Hell, I know a few people who are still on the starter kits from 3-4 years ago on their colour laser printers.



urbanriot
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reply to DKS

said by DKS:

The practice of removing the printer cartridge is an extension of the printer manufacturer's practice of putting partial cartridges in new printers so that you print a few pages and then have to buy a new one... which you don't discover until too late.

A partial ink cartridge can give a casual user half a year of printing, while removing the cartridge renders the device inoperable. I wouldn't call that an extension, as they advertised a free item that people expected to function until they plugged it all in and discovered they need to spend money to restore its operation.


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by urbanriot:

said by DKS:

The practice of removing the printer cartridge is an extension of the printer manufacturer's practice of putting partial cartridges in new printers so that you print a few pages and then have to buy a new one... which you don't discover until too late.

A partial ink cartridge can give a casual user half a year of printing, while removing the cartridge renders the device inoperable. I wouldn't call that an extension, as they advertised a free item that people expected to function until they plugged it all in and discovered they need to spend money to restore its operation.

If you can get 6 months of use out of those partial cartridges, you must not print much...
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Need-based health care not greed-based health care.


DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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Owen Sound, ON
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reply to elwoodblues

said by elwoodblues:

said by DKS:

The practice of removing the printer cartridge is an extension of the printer manufacturer's practice of putting partial cartridges in new printers so that you print a few pages and then have to buy a new one... which you don't discover until too late.

Uhm no.

»www.moneyville.ca/article/124307···k-of-ink

Yes, I read that article recently. Both are rip-off practices.
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CanadianRip

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reply to urbanriot

said by urbanriot:

Sometimes I think CanadianRip is off his rocker... sometimes I think he might be on to something...

You'll be a far happier person if you continue to believe I am in fact off my rocker.