Originally Posted by Hellacool
But how does the average consumer know it is beta? That is the rub on this. An does beta really excuse a company? If that was the case, companies would slap beta on everything.
Labelling as beta or not should not really matter. All it does is let informed consumers know that the supplier doesn't consider it final yet and expects it to improve.
How many products in general are released that although appear finished could be labelled beta since they don't work as well as advertised in most cases.
Just look at all those "cool" products advertised on late night TV that can't be bought in stores.
Should all these products also be open to lawsuits because they don't work as well as on TV or because they have fine print on how they are to be used which doesn't match what the commercials advertise?
Here is a novel idea, the customer can return the product and ultimately vote with their wallet.