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Jim Beam
Posted 6/30/2020 09:34 (#8345001 - in reply to #8344846)
Subject: RE: Appliance manufacturers have gone green


Roaming the plains

This is from an 8 year old article.  People want fancy, digital crap at low prices.  The old appliances had basic switches, timers, thermostats, etc that could be repaired with basic skills, a screwdriver and socket set.  Appliances didn't have cool LCD displays, bluetooth and wifi technology. They washed and dried clothes or kept food cold.

In 1970, the cost of a washing machine was equal to 8% of average annual earnings. Today it's just 1.5%. Manufacturers, increasingly design low-cost products to be disposable rather than repairable.



Edited by Jim Beam 6/30/2020 09:41
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