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  Post #31 (permalink)   12-01-2010, 10:13 PM
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Yes, this is very true.

It also puts us providers in a bad position when we prove a client wrong according to our terms and then a small issue turns into a bigger one.
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  Post #32 (permalink)   12-02-2010, 09:42 AM
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That is hilarious! Good for GameStop, and what a way to prove no one reads TOS.

I read them sometimes; it depends on the site.
 
 
 


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  Post #33 (permalink)   12-02-2010, 10:55 PM
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Terms and conditions should be available very prominent on your site. Force people to read them!
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  Post #34 (permalink)   12-03-2010, 10:25 AM
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The sad fact is that a lot of people today are just lazy and always in a rush. They feel it is not important to read the TOS or it is too much to read.

This many times causes issues in the long run if a customer does happen to violate the TOS. They leave themselves uninformed and if an issue does come about them seem shocked and many times angry with the service provider.

I have learned over the many years of being in this business that it is necessary to read every line of a TOS to keep myself protected before proceeding with the purchase of the product or service.
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  Post #35 (permalink)   12-17-2010, 04:34 PM
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Very nice post, but people get overwhelmed by the amount of info and decide to just skip it.
 
 
 


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  Post #36 (permalink)   12-24-2010, 01:13 AM
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That's pretty funny Some terms I've read were like a book with no organization and it was a pain and then others organized it into sections with headers and subsections that made it much easier to digest.
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  Post #37 (permalink)   12-24-2010, 04:04 AM
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Can you blame people? I can't enjoy reading interesting things most of the time, let alone every tos they force down my gullet. Sure, I skim though for terms like "refund" and such. On average, how long are these things anyway? I never printed one.

Besides the TOS are long enough to give plenty of reasons for the reader not to read them. Who has the time? However we do tend to read TOS of utmost priority. I think thats the case for all of us out here.
 
 
 


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Besides the TOS are long enough to give plenty of reasons for the reader not to read them. Who has the time? However we do tend to read TOS of utmost priority. I think thats the case for all of us out here.
I read it, because I like to know what they are really offering and what my recourses are should something not work the way I feel it should.
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  Post #39 (permalink)   12-24-2010, 07:31 AM
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or a summarized version will work for lazy people. I'm also guilty most of the time. :-p
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  Post #40 (permalink)   12-25-2010, 02:08 AM
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If anyone who posted in this thread read terms of service, it would be a miracle.

Terms are long, small and boring, no one reads the small print, then they loose out for not doing so, it's the norm.
 
 
 


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  Post #41 (permalink)   02-25-2011, 06:29 AM
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Although most of the people do like to read TOS, but it is important to read before signing up with any company because say anything about their scheme after signing up they will say please read TOS.
 
 
 


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  Post #42 (permalink)   02-26-2011, 03:44 PM
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thats true, even myself i dont have pacience to real line above lines.
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  Post #43 (permalink)   02-26-2011, 04:59 PM
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I have heard of companies doing this before and in some cases they put in the terms and conditions that if the customer quits services within 100 years they still owe for the remander of those years.

I do not read them but being that they are legally binding a company could enforce it. Wow thanks for that post it made me laugh.
Some contract provisions are not enforceable. Contract law varies from state to state here in the US, but unreasonable contract demands are often invalidated. As an extreme example, you cannot forfeit your right to liberty and become an indentured servant, even if you want to and sign a contract to that effect.

The normal provisions in a TOS are enforceable, but extreme demands would be laughed out of court.
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but someone here have pacience to read pages and pages of TOS?
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  Post #45 (permalink)   02-27-2011, 04:02 PM
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but someone here have pacience to read pages and pages of TOS?
Exactly, no one has that much time, TOS should be short and simple to understand. But we tend to make it long and complicated. Which discourages users to read it.
 
 
 
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