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originally posted by: schuyler
"Planned" obsolesence is a myth.
If all white goods are five years, why has every "white good" I have been running over 20 years?
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.
originally posted by: CJCrawley
It's not the cost. I'm comfortable (3 bank accounts, thank you. Ahem).
They're cheap to buy...maybe that's part of the problem?
originally posted by: calstorm
Planned obsolescence is indeed real.
I few years back I bought a new hand held mixer. It broke within weeks. Took it back to the store and they replaced it with the same model. Once again it broke within a few weeks. I obtained a hand held mixer that was made in the 1960's. The first thing I noticed was that it seemed to have more power. The newer one I purchased was supposed to be mid level quality, but compared to the one I got used,
How can a phone from 1995 still work with the cell networks and towers of 2015?