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Not Fade Away...

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Not Fade Away...

Was just listening to this Buddy Holly song and it reminded me of the advert for Maxell (I think) video tapes in the 80's which came with a life-time guarantee.
Started wondering... Did anyone actually take them up on this and successfully get a replacement tape when the quality started to deteriorate?

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/Strat goes to check on the condition of his VHS tapes
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Would they still honour it?

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Well I'm still alive....just, so who or what would the lifetime refer to I wonder?
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Don't tempt fate Wink Wink
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Re: Not Fade Away...

was that the advert with the skeleton that kept walking about with the tape in his hand?
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Ah! wasn't that a Toshiba (Tosh) ad?
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It was for scotch video tapes, and aprantly they are still honouring the lifetime guarantee according to a bitterwallet article based on a post made at http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2008/02/01/scotchs-lifetime-guarantee-rerecord-not-fade-away/
*edit removed link to the bitterwallet article as it contains a few swearies.
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Thanks for the info & linky.
I remembered the skeleton; now I think about it wasn't the Maxell ad the one with the fella sitting in a chair?

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Shame modern HDD's don't have lifetime guarantees! I've had too many little gripes with some of those over the last few years.
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