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Cartoon: Lifetime Warranty ~ Whose Lifetime is it Anyway?

Cartoon: Lifetime Warranty ~ Whose Lifetime is it Anyway?

Recently we went on a project to evaluate and buy a household appliance. Part of the sales pitch that we heard repeatedly was about warranties, with the phrase ‘lifetime warranty’ finding its way in the spiel.

I can understand the concept of warranty for a period of time (1-year, 2-years, etc.), but the concept of ‘lifetime warranty’ has me confused  — I am not sure of whose ‘lifetime’ the warranty is valid for. For example:

  • Is it the lifetime of the buyer? What happens if the buyer dies and the item is inherited by someone else? Does the warranty hold?
  • Is it the lifetime of the retail shop or the retail chain? What happens when the shop/ chain shuts down or is acquired by some other entity?
  • Is the warranty valid only as along as the item continues to function (live) – and the warranty expires as soon as the item stops functioning (dies)? In which case there is no warranty.
  • Is the warranty valid only as long as the model continues to be produced?
  • Is it valid for the lifetime of the manufacturing company? Or manufacturing facility?
  • Is it valid only as long as the technology used is not obsolete? For example, can I claim the lifetime warranty on my floppy disk drive? (I may need to retrieve some of the data backed up in a floppy disk).

There are many more ways that ‘lifetime’ warranty can be interpreted.

But I leave that to your imagination. Please do share your interpretations in the in the space provided below for comments.

By the way, there may an opportunity for a start-up to provide extended lifetime warranties (on an app, of course 🙂 ).

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Cartoon: New Revenue Source for Bangalore Traffic Police

Cartoon: Slaves to Measurement

According to sources not willing to be identified, Bangalore traffic police is toying with the idea of imposing ‘invalid parking’ fine on all vehicles that are halted in traffic jams. The consulting firm that suggested this initiative projected that the annual collections will shoot up between 10.3 – 12.4 times their current collections.

It may also motivate the drivers who get stuck in jams to find innovative solutions to avoid traffic snarls.

Pilot / trial implementation may have already started.

This idea surely beats the Delhi ‘odd-even’ solution to manage traffic.:-)

Bangalore Traffic is also planning to use this initiative to apply for the ‘Most Jugaadu Innovation of the year’ award instituted by Daily Jugaad.

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Cartoon: Slaves to Measurement

Cartoon: Slaves to Measurement

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Cartoon: How Many Marathons Does a City Need?

Cartoon: How Many Marathon Does a City Need?

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Cartoon: Get Ugly Billboards Removed?

Cartoon: Get Ugly Billboards Removed

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Cartoon: Corporate Managers and Sports-persons – Sharing Best Practices

Corporate Managers and Sports-persons: Sharing Best Practices

Wish you all a very happy 2016!

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Cartoon: The ‘Missed-Call’ Mode of Communication

Missed-Call Cartoon

Increasingly, ‘missed-call’, or ‘miss-call’, or ‘miskol’ (Philippine lingo) is being used as a means of communication, not just by individuals, but also by organizations, who openly ask their customers to ‘give a missed-call.’

I did find it difficult to explain the concept of ‘missed-call’ to a friend from a Western country. His question was “How can I give you a missed call? If you don’t pick it up, you miss the call. The caller cannot control whether it is a missed call or not – only the receiver can make it a missed call or picked call.”

Anyway, here is another attempt to explain what a missed-call is.

‘A missed-call (or miss-call or miskol) is a telephone call deliberately terminated by the caller before being answered by its intended recipient. The missed-call (sometimes a sequence of missed-calls) communicates a pre-agreed message without paying the cost of a call.’

This is now being used in an organized way by large entities, for getting prospective customers to indicate their interest in the organization’s product/ service. It is being used by political parties to collect opinions. It is being used by game shows to collect answers/ votes, etc. That is creating a large load on the communications network, without any revenue for the telephone companies.

Here is some data (unverified):

  • Missed-calls make roughly 70% of the cellular phone traffic in Bangladesh
  • The Indian industry of cellphone service providers has estimated a revenue loss due to missed-calls was between 20 and 30%, in 2007

I guess eventually the cellphone operators will find some ways to recover revenues, especially for usage by organizations openly asking the public to give a missed call to a specific number.

Maybe they will create special phone numbers only for missed calls (like toll-free numbers).

Until then, let us continue using missed calls:

  • One missed-call if you read and liked this post
  • Two missed-calls if you did not like it
  • Three missed-calls if you did not read it
  • Four missed-calls if you are unaware of this post

🙂

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Cartoon: Keep Bangalore Clean

Keep Bangalore Clean

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Cartoon: Buddha As Spa Brand Ambassador

Buddha As Spa Brand Ambassador

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Cartoon: Dynamic Surge Pricing Innovation (?!?)

Surge-Price-Cartoon

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