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Optical Disc Makers Look To Stop Price War

Postby burninfool on Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:41 pm

Maybe they should call themselves OPEC:Optical media Producing Export Countries. :-?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:48 am

It's funny... this sort of thing is pretty illegal as I understand it... but when I called Ritek USA up today, they were quite quick to admit to it when I mentioned it in passing.

Then again, most manufacturers of media have learned that trying to BS me is a good way to lose big sales :lol: and it appears that Ritek is trying VERY hard to make me happy again... I wonder why?
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Postby VEFF on Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:22 pm

Yes, I always thought collusion of this type was completely illegal; then again maybe it doesn't apply in Taiwan?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:30 pm

It seems to apply in Japan... TDK had a huge class action lawsuit against them (which they lost) and ended up having to pay out millions of dollars to their distributors for doing pretty much the same thing but with Audio Cassette tape.
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