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Mesh has slammed the receivers for Carrera, the almost defunct PC assembler it was in the frame to buy, for changing the rules of the game during negotiations.

Mesh marketing manager John Hendrick said that a deal negotiated with the receivers was at the point of being signed, when they changed the deal.

Hendrick said: "We had agreed a deal for a certain amount based on facts they gave. We were about to sign this when Carrera's receivers changed the game. They asked for more money, and revealed that the level of liability [on the warranties of PCs it had sold] was much higher than we had been told."

Mesh said it was unwilling to accept the underinsured warranties, as it felt it could compromise its reputation on customer service.

Mesh said no reason had been given for the sudden change of mind, and Hendrick felt this was "wrong and unfair" when Mesh's offer had been made in good faith. Hendrick was adamant that Mesh would not go back to the negotiating table. "We are absolutely not going to talk to them again," he said.

Hendrick could not specify the original offer Mesh made for the other reseller, but said that the amount that Carrera's receivers asked for was "significantly more" than the agreed figure. ®

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