I admit it, I have been based in the UK and Europe all my life and while I have a fairly good grip on the cultural and social backgrounds here my knowledge of these things in the USA and Canada is distinctly limited.
Warranties, especially in regard to fairly new equipment going faulty, are a subject that comes up fairly often on BC and there seems to be no standard warranty referred to. Quite simply, if I buy a laptop in the UK, or indeed in the EU, I have a mininum 12 months to claim my money back if it goes faulty.
I have no idea what is regarded as normal consumer protection in either the USA or Canada. Can anybody offer some education on this ?