A warranty is an agreement between the purchaser and manufacturer of the given product. The manufacturer guarantees that the item will work properly and as advertised for the period of the warranty.
Anything beyond that is a nice bonus for the consumer.
The fact that money has been put aside says quite a few things, but the assumption you make is unfounded.
a) It is cheaper to pay out than it is to defend yourself in court.
b) See a).
The fact is that the product you bought lasted as long as the manufacturer promised it would. The fact is that you have no ethical ground on which to complain. The fact is that you, like so many others, want something for free.
Is your house in foreclosure too? I'm curious.
Nah...I sold it when the market peaked.
Nvidia's set-aside and coverup of its defective chips has it being sued by its own stockholders, so that "strategy" failed twice. The HP BIOS "fix" was only a mask designed to cover a larger problem they were fully aware of, and degraded the system's performance otherwise, especially when running on batteries. It was a specific "fix" designed to hide a much larger problem.
Nvidia has publicly acknowledged it shipped defective chips...HELLO.
All I asked for, like everyone else who bought and paid a small fortune for these systems, was to have them include non-defective components. Just because the fan was turned on all the time to get them just past the warranty period does not mean there was not a defect.
If the engine blew up in your car and it fell apart a week after the warranty ran out, would you simply cest' la vie? Buy another? No problem? And if thousands of your neighbor's cars did the same thing, would you just look at them and say "too bad, any extra time you got beyond the warranty period was a luxury", and "you just want something for free". It's the equivalent of your local Ford/GM/Toyota dealer that would put a new battery in your car that was being drained by a faulty electrical system they knew was defective, and when the warranty period ran out, stopping replacing said batteries knowing the defective electrical system would fry the entire car almost as soon as that happened. Think that one would hold up in court? Or do you think they'd go to jail and get fined billions of dollars?
Think the Congress would go for that? Maybe you, Neil Boortz and Rush would be the only ones howling about us wanting "something for free" while the same ilk wants infinite corporate welfare and no regulation while blaming anyone but themselves for our 10-trillion dollar debt while whining about too much regulation and too many taxes, despite the fact our real tax rates, especially for corporations, are some of the lowest in the western world.
You asked about my house...and I'll ask...Did you work for Christopher Cox at the SEC when that naughty whsitleblower came in and pointed to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi Scheme and say..."don't bother me with this...there's business to be had and money to be made around here and anyone that gets screwed, too bad, and besides, there's not a problem anyway."
After all, he was just doing his job as a nice little Republican deregulator trying to loosen the nasty ole shackles of unnecessary regulation and protect vital corporate and stockholder interests. The market and corporations always know what's best for us anyway. Golly gee.
And you have the balls to talk about ethics?