3 posts • joined 11 Nov 2009
The real reason they failed was......
I used to work for a Sony Centre and when it was announced that Besy Buy would be opening in Southampton I said to my manager "British public do not like Americans, just watch they will be closed within 2 years". He didn't believe me. Then what do they go and do, advertise on the radio and TV voiced over by an American actor, big mistake. Come on guys all you have to do is change your adverts to a famous british celeb (e.g. Tom Baker) then maybe you will be in with a fighting chance!
Sale of Goods Act
Well luckily in the UK we have the Sale of Goods Act that will clear this up for you.
When you buy something in the UK from a shop, online, reseller or distributor you are covered under the Sale of Goods Act. If I went into Currys and bought a Copy of Norton or MS Office my sales contract is with Curry's and NOT the Manufacturer / Publisher. The fact that the manufacturer grants me a license to use the software is irrelavant, the Sale of Goods Act supersedes any other contracts. Just my 2 eggs in the basket for you. And anyway how well do you think the secondhand games market is coping with licensed software?
Just can't wait till Apple are forced to open up the platform to third party developers without having to use Itunes and been approved by the App store and all this malarky. It will happen, it is just a matter of when.
I really hope Apple get a serious telling off from the European Anti Trust regulators because this is stifling developers who want to build apps for this platform but who don't want to give 25 % of their apps turnover to Apple.
Paris, because she is always open (dunno if she charges though :)
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