Refund for removal of "Other OS" feature from PS3 - £71.49 - Amazon UK

17 replies
Found 9th Apr 2010
Ok, first post here but I felt so strongly about this topic that I thought I would inform you all.

Apparently Amazon are refunding people who originally bought a PS3 Fat for the removal of the "Other OS" feature. They are having to do this under EU law which states

"comply with the description given by the seller and posses the same qualities and characteristics as other similar goods AND be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase."

which Sony are now violating.

So, if you bought an original PS3 from Amazon you may be able to get some money back regardless of whether or not you use the "Other OS" feature.

More info here

geek.com/art…49/

17 Comments

SuperEd

already posted

What about from other retailers. I got mine from one of the shop direct companies!

1. This is not a deal
2. Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change it further if they wanted to.
3. Buy a computer for Linux.

goonertillidie;8325405

already posted



where?

also, can i get a refund from argos?

Of course it is now looking highly likely that the firmware has been hacked to allow users to keep Linux, with the added bonus that it may now be possible to run it on the Slim!

Original Poster

"Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change it further if they wanted to."

Sigh, Sony have taken away a feature that some people would have based their purchasing decision on. It's like buying a car and having the manufacturers taking away your AirCon just because they wanted to.

DarkKnight;8325418

1. This is not a deal2. Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change … 1. This is not a deal2. Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change it further if they wanted to.3. Buy a computer for Linux.



here here so fricking what if sony want to change the firmwere they can do ms have just realeased an update so u can now use normal memeory cards for saved games etc instead of ms own cards what is everyone going to ask ms for a refund on all the ms memeory cards people bought now its changed

ViperKeith;8325467

here here so fricking what if sony want to change the firmwere they can … here here so fricking what if sony want to change the firmwere they can do ms have just realeased an update so u can now use normal memeory cards for saved games etc instead of ms own cards what is everyone going to ask ms for a refund on all the ms memeory cards people bought now its changed



So people can no longer use Microsoft memory cards?

DarkKnight;8325418

1. This is not a deal2. Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change … 1. This is not a deal2. Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change it further if they wanted to.3. Buy a computer for Linux.



1) Correct.
2) Yes they have, they have fundamentally changed one of the functions of the machine. So to keep my linux on it I have to forfeit online gaming.
3) Why should I pay out for another machine when the one I own Sony have decided to take out of commission.

ViperKeith;8325467

here here so fricking what if sony want to change the firmwere they can … here here so fricking what if sony want to change the firmwere they can do ms have just realeased an update so u can now use normal memeory cards for saved games etc instead of ms own cards what is everyone going to ask ms for a refund on all the ms memeory cards people bought now its changed



So they've added functionality then, not taken it away. :?

ViperKeith;8325467

here here so fricking what if sony want to change the firmwere they can … here here so fricking what if sony want to change the firmwere they can do ms have just realeased an update so u can now use normal memeory cards for saved games etc instead of ms own cards what is everyone going to ask ms for a refund on all the ms memeory cards people bought now its changed



WHAT??? LOL :whistling:

thesaint;8325491

So people can no longer use Microsoft memory cards?



they can still use them but now u dont have too not like before where u had no choice

Banned

Jumpingphil;8325515

So they've added functionality then, not taken it away. :?



What about switching off all the original xbox servers?

DarkKnight;8325418

2. Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change it further if they … 2. Sony have done nothing wrong, they could change it further if they wanted to.



You're wrong, they Sold item A with the promise of it having function B, now they've taken function B away once you've bought it so...


Under the European law Directive 1999/44/C which states that the goods must:

Comply with the description given by the seller and posses the same qualities and characteristics as other similar goods AND be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase.

As a major feature has now been removed without prior warning (Other OS) the console has not fit the original description at the time of sale and therefore is not fit for purpose.

sennasnit;8325560

What about switching off all the original xbox servers?



I don't have an Xbox. I only have a PS3 so I don't know what you are talking about there.
What did they do and why did they do it?

WTF is linux???

i have never used my ps3 for anything other than gaming and storing movies on...

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