Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Asphe » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:38 am

Most states, it's legal for kids to have CCs, i.e. it's a 'child card' of the parent's account.

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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Alya Mizar (Tsybil) » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:56 pm

Its like this Su.

Pay $500 that you shouldn't have been charged or hire a lawyer to fight it for $5,000.
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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Krissy » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:26 pm

Why would you need a lawyer? Show up, bring the kid. Say to the judge, "I had no knowledge that a CC was issued to my child" point to child, "who is under age, until I received threatening messages to pay these bills. As the card should never have been issued, I do not feel that my child, " point to child, "should be held responsible for these charges. And as the card is not in my name, neither should I."

any sane and lawful judge would dismiss the case right there. really, all you have to do is show up and you'll win.
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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Alya Mizar (Tsybil) » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:47 pm

Krissy, have you ever been to court? Even for a traffic ticket?

Almost every judge used to be a lawyer. Hire a member of the club or suffer a -3 penalty. This is NOT hyperbole.

On top of that the vast majority of our countrymen just fold when threatened with a lawyer. As in poker language "I see your perfectly reasonable argument and raise you a lawyer."

Personally I come from an extended family just FULL of Jewish lawyers. (None of them are licensed in WA darnit.) I know way more about law than is healthy for anyone who hasn't passed the bar. It has bitten me HARD. As in "Oh, you know the rules but didn't pay a member of the club? Sorry, that's an automatic YOU LOSE. Case dismissed."

Or even worse, "Sorry, that's an automatic YOU LOSE. GUILTY."
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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Asphe » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:52 am

So you upped the ante with a lawyer? I raise you... 'sob story on social media'!*

*only works if you're white, female and at least presentable.

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Usually it's pretty easy to get rid of suits that involved kids doing a no-no if the other side didn't do due diligence. I mean, my dog got offered a CC once. And his name was just 'Pancho' with no last name... and he gets a CC.

I should've pasted his paw-print on it... what do I have to lose right? (Yes, your Honour. The dog might have stepped on the form, then accidentally refolded it while playing with it. It must have then been picked up by the postman as he was being chased by the dog. Yes, girl guide's honour! No.. I was never in the guides...)

As long as you do YOURS too. If the bank accidentally gives you a million bucks... you can't 'accidentally' spend it all and hope to get away with it.

Ok... now read the OP and figure out how we got here...

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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Sugami » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:14 am

So the law only applies if you have a lawyer present, nice.

Incidentally, Tsyb, I edited your post to correct the spelling/grammar mistake as that really bugged me :P

Lose - opposite of win
Loose - opposite of tight

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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Alya Mizar (Tsybil) » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:17 pm

Asphe wrote:Ok... now read the OP and figure out how we got here...
Yep, quite the derail.

I have thought about splitting the thread but I have no idea where the derail should land if I did so.

Su, no problem and thanks.
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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Mystiana » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:13 pm

Heh, I had the same problem, though I'm usually not worried about threads wandering, as long as no one else seems to mind. :)
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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Tivia » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:59 pm

We got bored bashing on the Xb1. It was like picking on a caged monkey..funny but ultimately got old quickly.
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Re: Yet another reason to not buy the Xbox One

Post by Asphe » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:57 pm

Well we haven't bashed the sub model yet.

Like to access most of the 'free' stuff, you need to get a Gold sub ($60 USD/year). Of course, the PS4 is free... unless you want to access the premium part ($50 USD/year).

Naah... first off, all the RPGs are beginning to look more and more like Mass Effect or FF13. What other games do you play on a console? Driving games? Rally 2020.. with more mud! FPS - almost as good as a PC with a mouse/keyboard!

What I want to see are games like 'sims' like DCS World, RPGs like Shadowrun Returns and especially games like Guns of Icarus and Divinity: Dragon Commander

Someone should just combine a PC + console. Does everything a PC can but uses 'standard' hardware like a console. It'll be cheaper than most PCs since it's mass produced and the performance shortfalls can be compensated by the fact the hardware is known and standardized. Rather like all the PC users of the world decide on a particular 'build' for a PC and all software is written to work on that build for the next 5 years.

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