Monday, 26 April 2010

Hewlett Packard Rip Off.


Resist felt, originally uploaded by dogdaisy92.

Apologies for showing this again almost two years after I first showed it.
I shouldn't really be blogging as I have nothing to say but am very miffed that my laptop has bitten the dust.

Well..actually its only the screen light but just have a guess at what Hewlett Packard will charge as s standard fee for a repair?
Go on.
Just have a guess.
I bet you can't.
Well?














Two hundred and fifty something pounds.
Thats TWOHUNDREDANDFIFTYSOMETHING... I THINK IT WAS NINE..POUNDS.....

27 comments:

Wendy said...

That's because in our throw-away-society, the company would rather you simply buy a new one instead of repair what you have.
(Yes, i have *many* "conspiracy theories"...)
=-)

marigold jam said...

For a screen light?!!! They don't want the job obviously and would rather you bought a new one but I bet it wouldn't be HP next time?!

Mary said...

I have a love/hate relationship with computers.

karen said...

atrocious......
have you tried park computers on darwen st in blackburn, might be worth ringing them.

Deborah said...

Oh thats shocking....my sisters laptop was stood on and the screen was broken, the insurance company paid out for a new one without a sniff!

Daisie said...

I love the felt, like craters ona technicoloured moon.

Ignore HP. we had a similar problem a while ago, the thing that converts the image onto the screen is short lived on laptops as the lids are opened and shut (as one would expect), we went with some small firm in Preston, can't remember their name or there is a good laptop repair place in Colne or try the one Karen suggested. Good luck!
xxx

kay susan said...

Wendy you are right - that's why it was cheaper for me to buy a newer model printer in a box with a set of cartridges, rather than new print cartridges for my old one!
Jackie, I'll join you in the 'fed up with computers society'. Our PC was affected by McAfee updates and it's taken four days to put it right!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my...all that money just for a LIGHT? That is totally highway robbery! Typical of the way electronics are these days though - they have built-in obsolescence so you are forced to buy a new one.

Jackie said...

Well I won't be buying another HP thats for sure.

Dolores said...

Maybe it's time for a Mac. All my girls now have one - that's 3. I will wait and see what happens to this one.

Menopausal musing said...

Oh Jackie, so sorry for you. As you know, I had my own problems with a Dell just out of its warranty, so THEY will never see any money of mine ever...........

Wipso said...

Ridiculous. Guess thats modern day living. The problem being if we accept it and pay for it they get away with it.
A x

Wendy Coyne said...

I would write to HP and tell them you have just bought a Sony, and will be changing your printer to an Epson as soon as the ink runs out on the one you have. If we all did that maybe they would take notice...

Linda said...

Oh I could scream for you Jackie ...thats so annoying! Hope you soon get something sorted.
Nice to see your lovely felting again though.... :-)

Joei Rhode Island said...

Holey Gamoley!! That is a bit much. I'd take someone else's advice and try a local repair place. HP went Big Biz a while back. Hummpff.

PS **LOVE** the felt.

purplesusie said...

Oh dear, poor you, do i feel the mac book edging ever closer?
just say the word and i will send you the switching to mac for dummies book ;->>> xx

Heather said...

I bet you're spitting feathers Jackie - that's disgusting. Do hope you get something sorted soon and not so expensive. I love the piece of felt on this post - gorgeous little pockets that my fingers are itching to poke into.

Rosie said...

Tell them how you're spreading the news far and wide via the blogosphere ... and then buy another brand!!

Max the Lobster said...

beautiful picture I love the colours. We tried to reload our Dell ink cartridges with non Dell refill ink!!!! it flooded out the bottom. They have you over a barrell

winnibriggs said...

It never ends does it. Its OK keep on at us to go green, its companies like these that should be fined when they do this, and a lot. perhaps they may have a rethink then!

Pearly Queen said...

I changed the entire screen on my SONY VAIO myself Sony wanted nearly a thousand euros, but I got a screen and instructions sent over to France from England for about 160 pounds.The firm I used was ROLTA - might be worth giving them a try!

maggi said...

That is really extortionate and I agree with Wendy and Marigold Jam that is is probably because they just want you to buy a new one

Jackie said...

It seems everyone agrees with me. I won't be buying a ew one from HP and I won't be getting them to do the repair.
Pearly Queen I am in awe of your technical skills!

Lynn said...

OUCH!!!!!!!!!

You can buy a Notebook computer for just a little more than that!

The art is stupendous! Since I did not see it the first time I am glad you posted it again.

Rant on!

A Time to Dance said...

It makes me so cross Jackie, nothing is made to last, we have just got a new laptop - we were told they are only expected to last a year or two! and Irons dont get me started we have to change our iron every year! perhaps your other half will let you use his mac?????

Cynjon said...

I feel for ya! About 2 years ago, for my birthday, Charlie got me this Shiny Pretty Ruby-Colored Fast Computer...a fancier one than I ever would have bought myself. I had it for about two months, and then one day I was playing fetch with Ajak/x...he ran under the table, and as he was running, the little loop-thingie on his harness caught on the cord and yanked the laptop to the ground...which scared him...so he ran...dragging it behind him (picture a slow-motion "Nooooooooo" coming from me)

The screen? Completely shattered.

We dished out a significant chunk of change for a new screen...only to discover that when it had hit the ground, the motherboard had cracked as well, and the computer was useless!

$1,300.00 down the drain.

Chris said...

You can't be serious? What a serious rip off!!



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