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3 March, 2010

How considerate

Apparently, a certain UK high-street-but-catalogue-based retailer excludes digital cameras and mp3 players from its 30-day replacement/refund policy, "to protect your personal safety".

I can think of several reasons why a retailer might wish to limit the extent of such an offer, but that's certainly not one of them; it's merely an excuse, exploiting and perpetuating the frustrating culture of fear. This is the sort of thing, individually trivial, which softens-up the public to accept ID cards and other genuine risks to privacy, anonymity and yes, personal safety.

[Rant over. This time...]

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