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10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2012, 02:02 Ant
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.

That is why I get and still use old stuff like CRT TVs, VCRs, etc.

This comment was edited on Oct 2, 2012, 15:25.
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