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Default the importance of truly clean contacts

But you might have paid attention to the fact that they know the product,
and quite probably know more about the problem than you do.
This is probably not the first time they have experienced this.

These people /know nothing/.

How many years of experience does it take to know that /any/ jack/plug
interface is subject to wear, tear, and breakdown? You have to study
advanced engineering at MIT to learn that, don't you?

The problem is that they did not have replacement parts -- which is required
by law -- and they had nothing on hand to confirm or deny my diagnosis of
"bad charger". (I did tell them that it wasn't clear whether the charger,
the phone, or both, were at fault.) And if I'd bought a new phone, they
couldn't transfer the data on the old phone.

ALL THEY COULD OFFER was "Throw it away and buy a new one. We don't give a
damn about your having to trash a working phone, or that you'll lose
everything on the phone, and have to re-enter it by hand."