2 Year Guarantees on all purchases
There is a European directive (EC1994/44/EC) that I heard of from the Guardian newspaper back in May 09.
I bought my Sony PS3 in Aug 07 and it started freezing on Blue ray and Games a few weeks ago.
Having phoned Sony and going through a resetting procedure (which I hoped would cure it) they said they would exchange it for a payment of £145.
I told them about the 2 year guarentee under EU law but they said I had to take it up with the retailer.
Currys didn't seem to know anything about it, and whilst logging my call and taking notes asked that I write to Customer Services.
Have any of you had any dealings with this European warrenty, there must be many people who have claims to make in the 2 year period. I read on various sites that PS3's are suffering in large numbers developing laser faults and are needing repairs.