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originally posted by: VoidHawk
a reply to: CJCrawley
A friend of mine is a white appliance engineer, and he told me years ago about the "planned obsolescence.". For white goods its five years!!!
This is one of the reasons I dont buy into the global warming scam, because if it were true then planned obsolescence would be illegal!
originally posted by: network dude
certain tech devices will be outdated so quickly that the cheap (disposable) aspect is actually helpful. The latest and greatest smart phone today will be old junk in 3-4 months. But, if you spend a bit on quality, you can expect a better warranty and having it last longer.
Sadly, this is the way of the future. Adapt, improvise, overcome. (or post a rant on ATS)
originally posted by: chiefsmom
Welcome to the world of "throw away" everything.
I used to have a washing machine, that lasted over 25 years, with 1 major repair.
I am currently on my 2nd after that one. Because the repairs cost more than the stupid machines.
Nothing is built to last anymore.
originally posted by: anticitizen
seems like a bad business plan to create products that last forever. sad but true.
you will want to make the consumer buy your products again and again because the old ones don't work any more or not as good as a new one.