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    Default Lifetime warranty - with new older stuff?

    Just curious to know re: a media report about the lackluster lifetime warranty. The product lifetime makes sense. However; what happens with a new item that is older like DDR3 RAM? Would a lifetime warranty be just 12 months and if they don't have another in stock they would just refund you within the 12 months?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    what happens with a new item that is older like DDR3 RAM? Would a lifetime warranty be just 12 months and if they don't have another in stock they would just refund you within the 12 months?
    No. It;s whatever they made the warranty in the first place.
    If no stock, too bad, they'd offer something else or refund you I guess, if somethng else wasn't going to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Just curious to know re: a media report about the lackluster lifetime warranty. The product lifetime makes sense. However; what happens with a new item that is older like DDR3 RAM? Would a lifetime warranty be just 12 months and if they don't have another in stock they would just refund you within the 12 months?


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    The problem with a "Lifetime Warranty" is "Whose Lifetime"?
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    On FairGo last night, Michael HILL gold chain.

    2 warranties listed.

    One needs to watch the replay next Sat. I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    The problem with a "Lifetime Warranty" is "Whose Lifetime"?
    The products. This is "market" life..how long they think that product should be viable for.
    Lifetime is a bad (and possibly deliberate) term....people always think it has something to do with their own lifespan. It isn't.

    And brand matters, in CGA cases, cheap junk isn't expected to last as long, quality should last longer...
    Some RAM used to be 1 yr, some 3 yrs and the best "lifetime" was about 10 years.

    ALthough how many actually tried to claim at 9.5 yrs? Few I would guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    The products. This is "market" life..how long they think that product should be viable for.
    Lifetime is a bad (and possibly deliberate) term....people always think it has something to do with their own lifespan. It isn't.

    And brand matters, in CGA cases, cheap junk isn't expected to last as long, quality should last longer...
    Some RAM used to be 1 yr, some 3 yrs and the best "lifetime" was about 10 years.

    ALthough how many actually tried to claim at 9.5 yrs? Few I would guess.

    Twenty odd years ago, (over a few beers) I was privy to a discussion between a few well respected Lawyers on this matter.

    It went like this: A Real Estate Agent had drawn up a Sale & Purchase agreement where a Colour Steel Roof with a Lifetime Guarantee came into play.

    One Lawyer raised the point of “how could a roof have a lifetime guarantee if it had never lived”?

    And if it had lived and died then that was the end of the guarantee!

    Another went onto to argue that the lifetime must be relevant to something or someone living, but “who” or “what” was not stipulated in the agreement.

    The discussion was hilarious, but the general agreement was that a Lifetime Guarantee on a roof was a nonsense and unenforcible.
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    Lifetime guarantees are a scam .
    Nothing more than marketing BS .

    Anyone who believes they'll be warranty covered forever is a bit foolish

    An AntiVirus prodct we used to sell (long ago) was marketed with "Free updates for life" . A year after we started selling it, it was no longer supported & no longer updated .
    We used to buy 'lifetime guarentee" RAM , but we'd never sell it as such . The manufacturers know that the majority simply wont try and make a claim after its usefull life has past .

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    If DDR3 are still available in limited stores. DDR3 are no longer current market products or are they? If someone bought DDR3 RAM for their older computer, how long is the warranty? What is lifetime then 1yr? 3yr? 5yr? Some might say the lifetime or market life is already over b/c we are now with DDR4. Even DDR4 might be limited by somewhat as DDR5 might be available in a years time.

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    I have always regarded "lifetime guarantee" to mean it will work until it fails and then the guarantee lapses. Makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayess64 View Post
    I have always regarded "lifetime guarantee" to mean it will work until it fails and then the guarantee lapses. Makes perfect sense.
    Prior to smartphone becoming popular, remember Navman and Garmin and TomTom at least some of them saying lifetime of map updates which they really only meant the lifetime of the product lifecycle.

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