Vista upgrade delay? FTC complaint site

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Bob Fry, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Bob Fry

    Bob Fry Guest

    In December I built a PC and installed an OEM Windows XP Pro x64 OS
    from Newegg. It included a "free" upgrade to Vista. In January I
    filled out the proper websites and forms and sent things off. The
    upgrade people, ModusLink (,
    seem to have any number of complaints about them on the various

    I emailed them today asking where my upgrade was and received a
    clearly canned response. So I emailed back saying to give me a ship
    date or I'd send all my documentation to the California Attorney
    General. If you're pissed about the incompetence of this process I
    urge you to do the same. And you can file a complaint with the
    Federal Trade Commission:$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01
    Bob Fry, Jun 8, 2007
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  2. Bob Fry

    FKS Guest

    Have you checked "fine print"?
    I highly doubt that the FTC will act on this issue.

    The bottom line is..."Buyer Beware!" Never ever make a purchase decision
    based on rebates or free stuff. Free stuff isn't free.
    FKS, Jun 8, 2007
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  3. Bob Fry

    Frank McCoy Guest

    In alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt "relic"
    Frank McCoy, Jun 8, 2007
  4. Bob Fry

    Steve Urbach Guest

    It is not *that bad* :^)

    The Trash can works <G>
    Steve Urbach, Jun 9, 2007
  5. Bob Fry

    Jeff Guest

    ....just don't go and buy a cell phone on the internet with a rebate. I
    found out the hard way that pretty much every company on the 'net selling
    phones is actually the same parent company who is pulling a major scam by
    making it nearly impossible to get the multi-hundred dollar rebates. I
    finally got my $400 or so after about a year, but I should probably just
    have taken a job at McDonald and spent the same time at minimum wage that I
    did sending emails, letters, and complaints to the Washington DC attorney
    general's office, who had already filed suit against the company.
    Jeff, Jun 13, 2007
  6. Which company?
    Alfred Einstein, Jun 13, 2007
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