[Gllug] Getting Microsoft off a Dell purchase - anyone done this?

M.Blackmore mblackmore at oxlug.org
Thu Jul 6 19:02:18 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 08:52 +0100, Jason Clifford wrote:

> Still it should be possible given the terms of the Microsoft EULA - 
> particularly if you point out that you absolutely intend to require them 
> to honour the requirement to refund you so they can save the time and 
> effort it will cost them up front.

Oooh, now THAT is a good point, and I think it might fly legally too.

They can always refuse to sell me the product under those conditions of
course. I've no right to buy it and them to sell it, unless there is
some interpretation of the Human Rights Act which can be made that they
are infringing my rights by putting a stipulation on sale of a piece of
equipment where the software is not necessarily tied to its function.


Is there a lawyer in the house versed in the HRA?
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