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Wal-mart is religious? Who knew.

Discussion in 'Banter' started by MissVera, 12 Mar 2012.

  1. MissVera

    MissVera Builder VIP RAINBRO

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    Or maybe they're just cheap. Either way. I was looking around on Wal-Mart's website to buy some speakers, I picked some out, then decided I'd buy one of their extended warranty plans. Figured I'd check out the fine print to make sure if my child destroyed them somehow, I'd be covered. Well. I was reading the section of things that aren't covered, and saw this.

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    I wonder exactly what they define as an "act of god" anyway. If you're religious enough, wouldn't everything be an act of god?

    I'd like some input on this for sure.
     
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  2. MissVera

    MissVera Builder VIP RAINBRO

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    Found another weird one.

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    I mean. I guess if Wal-Mart is shipping to a 3rd world country or some war torn nation, it could make sense. Maybe. But, the company started out and mainly caters to, American clientele. Fuckin lawyers.
     
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  3. Sushimitzu

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    Probably just so if some religious fanatic claims it was an act of god they do not have to pay.
     
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  4. Bread

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    My mom's insurance claimed that it was an "act of god" when a storm blew over a tree on her car. No coverage.
    The way I see it, it is just a cheap way to avoid paying, because who are a bunch of lawyers to decide what god did and didn't do? :/ Religous or not, I think the answer is obvious: A storm totaled my mother's car, not god.
     
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  5. the_amber_trap

    the_amber_trap Calm down so I can be the angry one. Staff Member

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    Wal-mart is pretty much the prime example of what's wrong with our (the U.S.) economy at the moment. I refuse to shop there. They treat all of their employees like complete shit, they've actively blocked certain media from being released because they're morally opposed to it (though they're certainly greedy as hell), and their business practices have put numerous small shops out of business because they simply can't compete with the outsourced workforce and monolithic financial backing Wal-mart brings to bear.

    "Act of God" clauses are completely inane, even more so because it's blatant falsehood and I can't comprehend blaming natural disasters on someone's imaginary friend.
     
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  6. MissVera

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    Your utter hatred of Wal-mart reminded me of a shirt I saw years ago. So I went and found it again to share it with you :p

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  7. VladTheImposter

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    Damn it! I guess I should never buy the extended warranty; my dorm is practically a war zone. All sorts of shit gets thrown around here; you wouldn't even believe.
     
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    What annoys me is that they have the nerve to insult someone's center of belief and source of sanctuary by saying he/she spends their time trolling people by ruining their purchases and then letting the seller get away with it.
     
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    the_amber_trap Calm down so I can be the angry one. Staff Member

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    That shirt is so paradoxical that it hurts my brain.

    Extended warranties are generally a waste of money anyway.

    I hadn't ever considered that before, but it really is accurate. How can the same god responsible for these ruthless acts be the same supposedly benevolent god claimed by many of the churches around the world?
     
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  10. VladTheImposter

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    The only thing I have on extended warranty is my PC; only cuz what I payed for the warranty is is nothing compared to a replacement PC :)
     
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  11. MissVera

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    You just made me realize... I've never actually purchased a computer. When I was a teenager, the one I used was bought by my family. Every computer since then I either built with a friend or boyfriend, or was given to me. Hmm.

    Also. I take out warranties on anything electronic over 100. Knowing my luck, If i don't buy it defective, in no time flat, my son will make it defective.
     
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  12. Tootitbootit

    Tootitbootit The flying Dutchman! RAINBRO

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    Gotta love your son. I used to demolish everything in the house when I was around 6.
     
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  13. the_amber_trap

    the_amber_trap Calm down so I can be the angry one. Staff Member

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    That's why I'm teaching my kids not to touch anything electronic. I don't know how they manage to have permanently sticky hands, but I got tired of cleaning fingerprints off of everything.
     
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  14. MissVera

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    When Vincent was a toddler, I was stupid enough to buy black appliances and metal and glass tables. I was windexing off fingerprints Daily. Drove me nuts.
     
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    I had the common sense to marry a lady who cleans for me.
     
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