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Originally posted by exile1981
I was driving along the highway yesterday when my 2002 truck wich had just gone past 300,000km on it started miss firing. I limped into the next town along the highway which luckily had a dealership. Turns out that wire from the coil to a spark plug had come loose. Just as I go there a guy driving another truck just like mine (2002 and he had also just passed 300,000km) came in from the highway and it turned out that his truck had the same exact wire come loose as mine. What is the chances of that It was funny but this thread made me think about just how unlikely that was.
What I was trying to say was, if you went to a Mercedes dealer (now or 18 years ago), you wouldn't get a choice of a more durable model, and a less durable model, like you get when choosing an air compressor.
Originally posted by buddhasystem
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
The heavy duty models are more expensive to make, sell for more, and last longer. This would be ideal if we could get this kind of choice in every product, but it's not very practical to do it with everything, like cars.
Arb, I can't agree with this. Many years ago, when Mercedes were still good cars, you could buy one, for more money and God did it last! I drove a 18 yo Mercedes which was in a top shape, really. I sold it later. Now you'll probably go with something else.
Originally posted by Screwed
reply to post by SirMike
Funny you should say that,
I was just thinking about what I own that is built to last and the only things I could really come up with was my Machete and my firearms.
God help us when Firearms are built with a preset number of shots fired built in.
Also, am I the only one who has heard of ammunition being made with a shelf life/expiration date?
Supposedly to prevent ammo hording.
Originally posted by masterp
Planned obsolescence is not a bad thing. It creates jobs.