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Old 08-17-2010, 01:10 PM   #37
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We perhaps have less need for extended warranties in Europe than you do in the US, in that EU consumer law provides buyers with considerably more protection than I understand to be the case in the US. EU law requires a retailer to repair or replace a product within a time period that a person might "reasonably expect" a product to last. That period isn't legally defined, but would certainly be several years for a product such as a bookreader or any other "consumer electronics" type product. So even though a manufacturer might nominally offer a 1 year "warranty" they can still be legally required to repair or replace a product considerably beyond that if that would be a reasonable expectation of that product's lifetime.
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