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FORBES: Resist Planned Obsolescence or Accept the Financial Consequences

 
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Our need to have the latest, flashiest "stuff" (remember George Carlin?), has resulted in huge landfills. Some people never even consider giving their used goods to a second hand store, which is too bad. People could use it, and often can't afford to buy new.
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i used to sen my used stuff to goodwill. i stopped because...

1. they are picky as hell now about what they will and wont take.

2. many times they price items higher than what i could or did buy the item for new.

other places are a pita to donate to because they are picky or have limited times and/or locations.

and no, i don't take them trash. used crt's that work, printers, clothes, bedding... they want to dig through piece by piece... take it all or dont take any!

i just post these items on my facebook now and give people a week to come get it. otherwise it goes to the dump. half the time someone wants something on facebook they expect delivery and set up.
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That's true that most places are picky about what they accept. How stupid is that? Somewhere someone will want what you are offering. I just try to give away my stuff to coworkers and friends.
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11/25/2012 06:24 PM
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90 days warranty,
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Yea. OR you could choose curtain #2 and PURCHASE a 1 or 2 year warranty against defective merch. In other words, you pay us extra, we replace it WHEN it stops working. Sounds like a deal too good to refuse... fagetaboutit.
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11/25/2012 06:46 PM
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they have removed the full length lightbulb conspiracy documentary from the web now.
It is 52 mins and has english subs.....I can only find this version without the end subs:

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should have said eng subs
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11/25/2012 06:47 PM

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I plan to continue to use incandescent light bulbs---they are cheaper, provide heat, don't hurt my eyes, and aren't dangerous if they break. I've been buying up a stock since they are so cheap now, in anticipation of them not being available in future. Studies have shown that energy saving bulbs do NOT save the energy they claim to. It was just a ploy to get people to buy something new.

People are somewhat at fault, as well. Scratch on the washing machine? Gotta get a new one. Toaster broke, crack in an appliance? Instead of fixing it, most buy a new one.

I've been waging a war against consumerism for a couple years now. Planned obsolescence was talked about back in the 1960's! I keep everything in good repair, and when I do have to replace something, I check out the second hand stores first. Amazing how many times I've found just what I needed, still new in the box. If I canít pay cash, I donít buy it. If I can make do without something, I donít buy it.

What I hate is having to upgrade the computer and software so often. That gets expensive!

Our need to have the latest, flashiest "stuff" (remember George Carlin?), has resulted in huge landfills. Some people never even consider giving their used goods to a second hand store, which is too bad. People could use it, and often can't afford to buy new.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28463717


Good job there. I do much the same thing. I drive an 11 year old car that is well maintained. It has 110K original miles on it. Yes, computers and software are a pain in the ass. Perhaps I will switch to Linux.
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11/25/2012 07:09 PM
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Is it just me or does it seem that over the last month or so the mainstream outlets are trying to spill truth rather than bullshit?
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Because they know shit is getting ready to hit the fan. While in chaos a power struggle will be there and they want a bit of truth to ring out so that sheep will still trust them.
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11/25/2012 08:36 PM
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planned obsolescence is number 2 on my list of greatest evils perpetrated by man. fractional reserve banking is #1.
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1) Legal tender laws mandating the use of fiat currency to justify the fractional reserve banking system.
2) Bernaysian consumerism to brainwash the public into the idea they need to endlessly consume products
3) Planned obsolescence to further squeeze profits from a rapidly decaying middle class from 100 years of having their blood sucked out by (1) and (2).
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11/25/2012 08:57 PM
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cool, 1900 more people saw this than what normally would have.
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11/25/2012 09:09 PM
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Good job, Op! Kudos to you, and go to bed feeling good about yourself :)
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11/25/2012 09:09 PM
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This is what they are doing with the ps3 for years the lens just stops working then you buy or another lens or a new console.

Fucking basterds..i want to consume decent shit dammit...!!!



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Here is the perfect example of why things are so screwed up...here the world is going to hell and this guy is worried about a freaking video game

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Well, I think he is just making the point.

Even with the cursing it is valid, same thing with the "Red ring of death" on Xbox 360 consoles.
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11/25/2012 09:27 PM
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If Microsoft made a bug free, anti hack, no need to upgrade OS, the first time, we'd never have an industry of techs and stores that fix them.

Designed to fail, for financial reasons. If they made it perfect, they would go out of business.
 Quoting: Redpaw360


and thats okay with you?
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11/25/2012 09:27 PM
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Product contains no user serviceable parts or replacements inside.
 Quoting: Redpaw360


I was just discussing this with a friend recently. My Great-Uncle was a TV repair-man. For the majority of his adult life he repaired TVs, and made a good living doing so.

Try repairing a broken TV now-a-days.

My wife and I both got Sony mp3 players about 2 years ago. They both just stopped working, right around the same time. There's no moving parts in these... there's absolutely no reason for them to fail so quickly, but they did.
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Product contains no user serviceable parts or replacements inside.
 Quoting: Redpaw360


I was just discussing this with a friend recently. My Great-Uncle was a TV repair-man. For the majority of his adult life he repaired TVs, and made a good living doing so.

Try repairing a broken TV now-a-days.

My wife and I both got Sony mp3 players about 2 years ago. They both just stopped working, right around the same time. There's no moving parts in these... there's absolutely no reason for them to fail so quickly, but they did.
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there is one reason for them to fail so quickly....Greed
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Ding, ding, ding, ding!


Product contains no user serviceable parts or replacements inside.
 Quoting: Redpaw360


I was just discussing this with a friend recently. My Great-Uncle was a TV repair-man. For the majority of his adult life he repaired TVs, and made a good living doing so.

Try repairing a broken TV now-a-days.

My wife and I both got Sony mp3 players about 2 years ago. They both just stopped working, right around the same time. There's no moving parts in these... there's absolutely no reason for them to fail so quickly, but they did.
 Quoting: Unknown Subject


there is one reason for them to fail so quickly....Greed
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