Feeds

Kodak U-turn victory for consumers

Now Kodak must come clean on numbers

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Kodak's decision to back down and honour an agreement to sell a wrongly priced digital camera has been hailed as a major victory for consumers.

As Kodak attempted to play down the U-turn those who have been battling against the company have been sharing their views at such an important victory.

Alan Stevens of the Consumers' Association said: "We're pleased to see that they have finally honoured their obligation – although not without a great deal of arm-twisting [from legal and media pressure]."

Michael Archer, the lawyer with Beale & Company, who was leading the legal fight against Kodak said: "This is very pleasing and very sensible. I just would have wished this could have been done earlier."

And in a posting on the Kodak Camera campaign Web site, Internet veteran Laurence Godfrey wrote: "I am very pleased to read that there appears to have been a remarkable U-turn and now you are all going to get your cameras.

"In my view it is a remarkable victory for 'people power' (I cannot think of a better phrase) and also an excellent illustration of how extraordinarily powerful the internet can be when used to bring together an otherwise disparate group of individuals with a common interest and a specific purpose."

While campaigners celebrate this astonishing turn-around Kodak is trying to put a brave face on things.

A spokeswoman for Kodak denied the company had backed down insisting that it just "took a while to resolve this". Nor did she accept that the threat of legal action had prompted Kodak's change of heart.

However, Kodak still refuses to say exactly how many people ordered the cameras at the knock-down price of £100.

Some reports claim that as many as 10,000 could have been ordered although until Kodak comes clean, no-one – except Kodak themselves - will know the true extent of this fiasco. ®

Related Stories

Kodak surrenders!
Kodak sued in camera fiasco
Kodak discount camera fiasco

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS
Beancounter reckons dabs-scanning tech is the next big moneypit
Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook
Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.