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I've heard that from a couple of folks. It's a little frustrating to think that with all of the scientific advances we still can't make an appliance that lasts 20-30 years. Then again, when the technician came to the house yesterday to look at the hot water heater, he checked the age and said "Replacement." right away. They're not going to spend any time repairing a 20+ year-old unit -- and that's fair. Presumably they can do a pile of recycling on the old unit.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

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Re^4: When I need money for a bigger acquisition, I usually ...
by soonix (Abbot) on Oct 18, 2018 at 19:02 UTC
    with all of the scientific advances we still can't make
    Yes, we can - but we won't, because it's the economy.
    You might be willing to pay more for a device with more longevity, but most buyers cope with a much shorter lifespan because they want to pay a little less.