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Old 6th November 2016, 09:01   #9601
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A small ATM equipped with 3 ACs and 4 Tubelights is asking me not to print receipt to save environment.
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LOL! Source = Forward.

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Warranty - Natural and Supernatural aspects covered

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(Warranty card that came along with a Philips Home theater system)
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Old 6th November 2016, 16:29   #9604
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Warranty - Natural and Supernatural aspects covered
This is quite standard. Not only warranty, even insurance policies cover 'acts of God' as standard exclusions.
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This is quite standard. Not only warranty, even insurance policies cover 'acts of God' as standard exclusions.
Even engineering products include this clause - wondering how an atheist will argue in such cases
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"Defects due to causes beyond control like...Acts of God..."
(Warranty card that came along with a Philips Home theater system)
The terminology in modern contract law is "Force majeure", meaning "superior force".
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Old 7th November 2016, 13:55   #9607
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This is quite standard. Not only warranty, even insurance policies cover 'acts of God' as standard exclusions.
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Even engineering products include this clause - wondering how an atheist will argue in such cases
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The terminology in modern contract law is "Force majeure", meaning "superior force".
New information for me. Thank you guys.

Anyways the term "Force majeure", for sure is not customer oriented. It can be used as a variable and assigned 'n' number of values to turn down a customer warranty claim.
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New information for me. Thank you guys.

Anyways the term "Force majeure", for sure is not customer oriented. It can be used as a variable and assigned 'n' number of values to turn down a customer warranty claim.
"Force majeure", like any other reasonable legal provision, is and will be misused by unscrupulous merchants in every trade. Therefore, it is equally your (the customer's) responsibility to prove (with evidence) that the damage was NOT caused by a "superior force" but by the merchant/ trader/ service provider's act(s) of negligence ("culpability").

I sent my car for servicing a few months back to a reputed service station of an even more reputed German automaker in the heart of Mumbai city. Citing non-availability of some parts that needed replacement, the service advisor delayed delivery by a few days. During the period that the car was in the custody of the service station, Mumbai experienced torrential rains. Out of concern that my car wasn't under water, I visited the service station when the rain abated a little. To my utter shock, I found that my car was parked (along with several other under-service vehicles), on the streets next to a slum. I checked with the nearby slum-dwellers why the car was parked several hundred metres from the service station. I was told by the slum-dwellers that the service station lacked enough space to park all their service vehicles, hence they park next to the slums under the "watchful" eyes of slum-dwellers for a small fee. I took a photograph of the vehicle (with date and time stamp) parked under the care of slum-dwellers.

A few days later when I was called to take delivery of the vehicle, I was extra careful to inspect thoroughly before taking delivery. I observed a small dent at the roof of the vehicle. I brought that to the notice of the service advisor and demanded an explanation. As I expected, first he brushed it aside saying it was "minor". Then he tried to explain that this dent must have escaped his attention when I brought the vehicle in. I did not budge and said that this undocumented damage was not pre-existing and occured while the car was under their care, hence it was their responsibility to completely repair before handing over.

The matter got escalated to the service manager, who read out to me the "force majeure" clauses of service contract. He said that the dent must have happened because of a fallen branch or twig due to the torrential rains experienced in Mumbai and hence the service station could not be held liable. I showed him the photograph of my car parked next to the slums during the period of rain. That did it! Without an additional word, he agreed to repair and repaint at his cost.

Caveat emptor -- "Let the buyer beware"!
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Americans counting votes, Indians counting notes

Amazing one line joke circulating on social media in the background of US elections and Indian government scrapping 500 and 1000 rupees notes!

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I just now at 10 min to midnight got an SMS from blue stone jewellery as follows "A 500 today, 0 tomorrow. 5gms gold today, 5gms gold forever! And we're open till midnight and beyond! Buy Gold Coins Now " attracting 500 and 1000 cash holders heh?


Another one

I am sure all engineering students like can relate.

"channels were prepared for Clinton & Trump but Modi came out of syllabus"

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Ab ki baar trump sarkaar. Lol
Very happy to see all the paid media and reporters get their ass kicked with totally opposite results to what they have predicted earlier.

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This the latest forward...
In *24 hrs*
Two of the world's greatest democracies have gone from
*Black to White*
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From Facebook

Mumbai: I have to be there at 11, so I'll call an Uber at 10.

Delhi : I have to be there somewhere but I can't see where.

Pune : I have to be there at 11, so I'll call Uber at 12.

Bengaluru: I have to be there in 2018. *checks Google Maps* .... I should leave right now.
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More POWER...and more downtime & expense!
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Whatsapp joke after 500, 1000 rupees notes ban

A guy came running to hospital in limousine..

'Hey Doc, Take 10 lakh cash, do operation, surgery whatever'

D : 'why?'

'This is my insurance, I am not insured in cashless, 10 lakhs can repay 7 lakhs back from insurance company and I can't keep running with these banned notes anymore . Please help! '
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