This is the second – and hopefully final – part of The Tale of a Broken Computer.
In the first episode (The Computer Comedy, part I) we heard about me sending a new computer back to the computer store, because of a minor defect. On the way it was damaged by the postman.
Confused? You won’t be after this episode! (Or maybe you will)
The computer store had to sent the computer to Post Danmark (the Danish postal service), for them to check if they would pay for the damage. – They wouldn’t! Not because they couldn’t see that the computer had been damaged, but because the computer store hadn’t discovered the damage in time!
The computer was returned to the store, and I got the sad news. This could easily mean that I had to pay for the repair. I told the store what I thought about that – and they told me that they could offer to repair the computer for free, so I “only” had to pay for spare parts. Not a wonderful deal.
Then I got a new message from the computer store: it turned out that the computer had been damaged even more, while it was sent to Post Danmark for examination. This time however, the computer store discovered the damage in time, and – surprise! – the postal company accepted to pay! Not the total cost of a new computer, but still enough so I didn’t have to pay anything, because of the computer stores offer to pay the wage.
Yesterday the computer was ready – and I decided to pick it up myself instead of having them to send it to me. I didn’t have the courage to let the Danish postal service have another turn with it.