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That's just some of it, I could talk about this all day... I have daily experiences with crappy gizmos at my workplace. I still have a HP printer that works after 20 years and godly amount of pages printed, but new ones won't last a year.
Originally posted by davespanners
It seems to me that a lot of the problems your having with poor quality items is because your buying poor quality items
Wilkinson Sword gardening tools nearly all have a lifetime guarantee, so if you break it you can send it back and they will give you a new one.
As for garbage bags... double bag it my friend
Originally posted by CitizenNum287119327
You are right. all cheap and shoddy.
Made by machines that take no pride in their work.
As for pots/pans... check out your camping stores.
Here in OZ, I saw a fry pan, pot, and a stewpot with a lid in a set for 50 bucks. ALL CAST IRON!
You may have the same luck in Canada.
Originally posted by trailertrash
I, for one, wish I could buy a new pair of shoes that are made anywhere on the north American continent. Now, instead of nice sturdy leather boots, we see super thin layers of leather backed up by ten times as much waterproofed cardboard.
Originally posted by GeorgeH
The comments about costs of yesteryear does not hold water because the time of use vs cost was way down compared to now.
Plus you had quality which you could appreciate and that is worth a lot.
God bless predatory capitalism and the US of A Lld.