How Hardware Manufacturers Are Deceiving You


livingstonnj-elect-recyclingBeware of fine print even on the front of the product itself — one got me
‘…Sure, everyone involved can come up with a variety of excuses — they aren’t technically misleading customers, it’s all in the fine print, and these are the standard ways the industry operates — but hardware has been advertised in many misleading ways.

‘We’re not the only ones calling these marketing gimmicks misleading. Some of these tricks have even been the subject of class-action lawsuits for misleading consumers. Today we will look at 8 ways hardware manufacturers attempt to pull the metaphorical wool over the consumer’s eyes…’
8 ways

NY Cigarettes and Terrorism
‘A Palestinian smuggling ring with possible ties to Middle East terrorist groups made millions selling tax-free cigarettes in the city and upstate, the Daily News has learned.

‘Late Wednesday, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the NYPD busted up the ring of 16 defendants they say flooded the market with more than 1 million cartons of tax-free cigarettes.

‘Law enforcement sources told The News some members of the group may have ties to Hamas and Hezbollah…’
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If you’re a perp, make sure your victim can’t even blink
Man Convicted by Victim’s Blinks
‘…the 16-minute video police shot they said clearly showed David Chandler identifying Woods as his killer by blinking his eyes.“I thought (the video) was very important,” Prem said after the verdict. “I know there’s a wide variety of opinions on that but when you look at it with the other evidence, it was powerful.”

‘The video shows Chandler, 35, of West Price Hill, in the hospital and kept alive only by machines. He went to the West End at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 28, 2010, to buy crack cocaine. That’s the neighborhood where Woods, 35, lived…’
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‘Harmless’ Fads That Caused Widespread Destruction
‘Fads are almost never a good thing, but rarely are they ever truly harmful. We dump a few hundred bucks into Tamagotchis, Beanie Babies, or Rubik’s Cubes, and then the craze is over and we put all that crap in a shoebox to confuse our future grandchildren. However, some fads have poisoned thousands, started wars, and enslaved entire nations, all for the sake of some dumbass thing people wanted to ride, wear, or eat…’
6 fads

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2 Responses to How Hardware Manufacturers Are Deceiving You

  1. pochp says:

    Ahh… just as I suspected. Thank you very much Noel. Now I don’t have to probe and say what you just said :-D

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  2. They have been using this trick for years. A TB HD could be between 5 and 20% less than advertised.

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