“Ultimately, we’re trying to protect consumers from… [/quote:4eb9c9f7c1]
[not cynical mode]…f*cking up our regional inventory projections and stocking levels, because our manufacturing and/or warranty system can’t cope.
[cynical mode]… buying region-free hardware in the wrong region at the wrong markup, because it’s going to f*ck up our cost/benefit and profitability analyses.
PS – Do note that I’m not spitting in the soup (biting the hand, in other words) because, at the end of the day, that decision is good for my business :twisted: . I just like bashing Sony :lol: .
But I’m decidedly not in agreement with the ratio decidendi on that one, because the Trademarks have absolutely not been used to deceive the consumers as to the origin of the products.