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Posted: 7/31/2002 8:14:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2002 6:58:02 PM EDT by lordtrader]
Time Warner Charges Flood Victims $300 for Each Damaged Cable Box. [url]www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,59198,00.html[/url] [i]edited to make link active. lordtrader[/i]
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 8:16:48 AM EDT
I seriously doubt there is anywhere near $300 worth of electronics inside a cable box [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 8:18:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2002 8:22:16 AM EDT by slacko]
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,59198,00.html [/url] Insurance should cover it (if they had flood ins.), and it's just a scam to get $ from the ins. companies... Maybe someone should call the BBB.
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 8:26:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Deliverator: Time Warner Charges Flood Victims $300 for Each Damaged Cable Box. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,59198,00.html
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Time Warner is one of the worst service companies out there. Ranking up with TWC: 1. Cingular Wireless 2. MCI 3. BellSouth A couple of really good companies (great customer service): 1. Florida Power & Light 2. DiscoverCard That's just my experience. [:D]
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 8:29:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 6:48:36 PM EDT
No one is forced to sign up for cable tv. If they don't like the terms of service, don't sign up. If you do sign, don't whine.
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 7:06:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Originally Posted By ECS: I seriously doubt there is anywhere near $300 worth of electronics inside a cable box [rolleyes]
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You should go price cable boxes. Maybe there isn't that much worth in a cable box, but the price is consistent with what they charge you if you break one, lose one, or don't return one when you terminate the service.
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There is no mention of the cost of replacing a broken ,stolen or damaged cable box in the user agreement,that said,this is what you can do,contact an online company that sells original cable boxes and ask them for a quote and send that quote into the cable company and tell them that what they are charging is not allowed by law and if you want i will look for the story i read about a cable company that got sued big time and had to refund a lot of money ,they were almost indicted by a fed grand jury for fraud,it happened to a friend of mine and we did some research on this and found ourt the comapnay pays about $85.00 per unit from General instrunmemnts top of the line unit and about the same for a Scientific Atlanta. They backed off right away and excepted the $85 bucks. If they went to court they would have to prove their loss and show proof what they paid and that would be very embarrassing.
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 7:10:43 PM EDT
According to a news report I heard this morning, neither flood insurance nor homeowner's insurance covers leased equipment (Beware rent-to-owners!) and a cable box is considered leased equipment. Warner is going to have a whole bunch of P.O.'d customers.
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 7:27:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 7:36:51 PM EDT
Just another example of why I long ago dropped cable and switched to SAT. Those cable companies will never-ever get another dime of my scratch...
Link Posted: 7/31/2002 10:30:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By slacko: [url]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,59198,00.html [/url] Insurance should cover it (if they had flood ins.), and it's just a scam to get $ from the ins. companies... Maybe someone should call the BBB.
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I wouldn't think many people in San Antonio would have flood insurance. That's like having it in Las Vegas. Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
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