THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY IF THIS PRODUCT: (a) IS USED WITH PRODUCTS NOT SOLD OR LICENSED BY SCEA (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-LICENSED GAME ENHANCEMENT DEVICES, ADAPTERS AND POWER SUPPLY SERVICES); (b) IS USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING RENTAL) OR IS MODIFIED OR TAMPERED WITH; (c) IS DAMAGED BY ACTS OF GOD, MISUSE, ABUSE, NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, WEAR AND TEAR, UNREASONABLE USE, OR BY OTHER CAUSES UNRELATED TO DEFECTIVE MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP; OR, (d) HAS HAD THE SERIAL NUMBER ALTERED, DEFACED OR REMOVED. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER PRODUCTS SOLD AS IS OR WITH ALL FAULTS, OR CONSUMABLES (SUCH AS FUSES OR BATTERIES).I think that's pure legal brilliance right there. They will not cover anything that was damaged by an act of God. Who is to say what an act of God is and what is not? Except God himself, that is. And since He will not allow us a glimpse into His daily schedule of activities, it is up to Sony to act as His messenger and deliver to us the word of God as to what was caused by him and what was not. In fact, Sony could potentially label any problem with the Playstation to be an act of God. You know what, the addition of this small line into any warranty could quite possibly eliminate the need for a legal system even. Bravo, Sony. Bravo.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Act of God
A very close friend directed me to the "limited" warranty he received with his Sony Playstation console. The word "limited" in any warranty never fails to send shivers up my spine and a sharp pain through my prostate. But anyways, this limited warranty of Sony reads as follows: