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Friday, April 14, 2006

Epson Lawsuit

How many times have you replaced an ink cartridge when your Epson printer says it is out of ink and noticed there is still some ink sloshing around in the cartridge? Well, a lawsuit has been filed against Epson and a settlement has been reached. Read the settlement notice.

Posted by DAVID EMERICK


6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Hey! Does anyone know if this means I can register my Epson 1160, 870 and 2200 (how about the 870 I sold too?) for three or four credits?

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Andre Denis said...

Am I reading right? For 45$ miserable dollards, we will release Epson of all obligation regarding quality, value, ink quantity, marketing integrity, in short anything we might think is wrong with how they do their ink business, now and in the futur.
I say do not sign this. It is so much in the advantage of Epson, that one wonders if the lawsuit has not been secretly initiated by Epson itself!
Consider the amount of ink we have paid since 1999!
Amazing!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Dave New said...

What I find really lame about this (and other similar) settlement, is that you get to spend it in the online Epson store, to buy more of their ink cartridges. At least I note that cartridges marketed after May 8, 2006 will contain some different wording on the packaging (but apparently, the chip programming will remain unchanged).

I have a similar settlement from DLink, over their misleading claims for range/speed of some of their wireless stuff. Again, the settlement consists of a percentage discount to buy more of their stuff. I only use Netgear and Linksys networking stuff these days, so what good does that do me, or any of the other folks in the settlement class that never intend to darken DLink's door again?

I'd like a ban from the courts on these kinds of self-serving settlements. Noted that in Epson's case, you can opt for a $20 cash and $25 credit in the online Epson store, but all in all, these kinds of settlements do nothing but drive more sales, rather than punish the miscreants.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL...I JUST PUT A FOUR NEW INK CARTRIDGES INTO MY STYLUS CX4600. AGAIN. (MIND YOU, THE OLD CARTIDGES STILL HAVE AMPLE INK IN THEM TO SLOSH WHEN YOU SHAKE THEM) HAD TO CLEAN THE HEADS A FEW TIMES (THAT'S ANOTHER STORY). NOTHING HAD EVEN COME OUT ON THE PAPER YET AND IT WAS SAYING I'D USED 1/4 OF MY INK! TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, WHEN I CALLED EPSON SUPPORT I WAS TOLD IT WOULD COST 9.95 TO TROUBLESHOOT BECAUSE MY PRINTER WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARANTY. SINCE ALL I REALLY WANTED TO DO WAS VENT, I CHOSE NOT TO GIVE THEM ANY MORE MONEY! ANYBODY WANT TO BUY A PRINTER?

3:12 PM  
Anonymous USMC56 said...

HAS EPSON CORRECTED THIS PROBLEM WITH A DOWNLOAD?

1:29 PM  
Blogger Alex Dodd said...

Epsons are crap! I too have a CX4600 and it always stops printing even when there is plenty of ink and I imagine that I use up more ink cleaning the heads than for actual printing.

Also, as for anonymous, check out this list of qualifying printers http://www.epsonsettlement.com/Printers.htm. But keep in mind that the final settlement approval should of happened on the 15th (don't know if it did) and the cutoff for registration for the class action was about a month ago.

9:40 AM  

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