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 (https://upgradeweb.moduslink.com/Vista/),
    seem to have any number of complaints about them on the various
    forums.

    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:

    https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.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
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  4. Bob Fry

    Steve Urbach Guest

    It is not *that bad* :^)

    The Trash can works <G>
     
    Steve Urbach, Jun 9, 2007
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  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
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  6. Which company?
     
    Alfred Einstein, Jun 13, 2007
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