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6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2012, 18:24 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 17:31:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 12:44:
Yeah you're probably right on the manual handcrank jobs still working fine after 100 years. My grandmother is still using her mothers 1950's automatic rising/lowering toaster and still works perfectly, though I did have to get some german solder(silver/tin/flux) to fix on element on it about 5 years ago for her. And every toaster I've owned in the last few years dies out after a few years, or starts to burn toast.

Manufacturers realized that if they built something to last, it would last, and people would never buy new. If instead they'd build something that would die in a few years, people would go buy new.

Ergo, Latin, everything now dies in 3-5 years. It's pure bullshit.

Creston

Yeah. This has the unfortunate effect of me not wanting to splurge on something expensive. I have no idea if it's going to last longer or not, so I just go cheap expecting the expensive one would break in about as much time anyway, and I'd be out even more money.
 
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