posted on Nov, 3 2015 @ 12:34 AM
OP if you have a crappy old phone and are buying off-brand products, of course you're going to have trouble.
Planned obsolescence doesn't make sense unless the company has a monopoly. You buy something and it craps out too fast, you quit purchasing from that
company and word of mouth/reviews (online now) are going to dissuade consumers from purchasing the product.
There's a big difference between crappy products that you should expect to crap out (anything Black and Decker) and what you're talking about. It's
expected (or should be) that when you pay $45 for a drill it's not going to be to the same standard as a $200 drill.
You get what you pay for. If I am buying something I weigh how much I'm going to use it. The jigsaw I may use 5 times, I don't want to pay much, but
I'll go a step above the lowest tier. The laptop I use daily, I don't mind shelling out the cash to buy Apple.
You get what you pay for, and a part of that is how long the product will last. With certain things, like computers and cell phones, something else
is going to come along very soon that's faster, but if you avoid eMachines and don't need to be cutting edge buying a GOOD laptop is going to save you
money in the long run.
Look at cars. Back in the day it was a bad idea to buy a used car with 200k miles, and that high mileage limit shrinks as you go back in time. I'm
not at all worried about my car getting 200k+ miles. Cars are built better now, they last longer, they're safer, they're more economical, they make
more power, they handle better, they are better in every conceivable way, but some idiots still think "plastic fenders" make them unsafe and are too
dumb to use a diagnostic tool (makes it easier) and claim new cars are worse than the cars they can actually work on. The cars are better, the people
that complain are obsolete and really just morons. Lets race, take your cherry numbers matching 1969 Camaro and let's race. I'll whip your ass in
the 1/4, and straight kill you if there are any corners in my 4 door sedan.