They Used To Last 50 Years |

67 bookmarks. First posted by tomtaylor november 2016.

They Used To Last 50 Years
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8 hours ago by zero1infinity
Planned obsolescence: appliance manufacturers use cheaper, lighter materials that don't last as long, and it's filling the world with junk that had one small part break.

Instead, a service appliance company where you rent the equipment and pay monthly while it lasts, but your fee goes down X if it breaks within 5 years, and goes down Y if it breaks within 10 years (of normal use), where the business incentive is to create longer-lasting appliances because then you can potentially earn WAY WAY more per customer.
hardware  shopping  blog 
2 days ago by KuraFire
Energy efficiency is being trumpeted by everyone with new stickers and labels and claims. But what about how long the appliance lasts before it ends up in a landfill? If an old refrigerator or freezer would last 40 to 50 years before being replaced, and the new ones are barely lasting 10 to 15 years, that means we are making 3 to 4 times the number of appliances we used to. Being very conservative, we are plowing through 2 to 3 times as many household appliances as we used to. How can that possibly be better for the environment?
2 days ago by jamescampbell
Recently LG and Samsung have gotten into the appliance industry – they are the other two major appliance manufacturers. They sell under their own name and both manufacture and sell smaller home appliances like air conditioners and microwaves for other companies.

2 days ago by maoxian
Now refrigerators last 8–10 years, if you are fortunate. How in the world have our appliances regressed so much in the past few decades?  I’ve bought and s
3 days ago by nham
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3 days ago by sbmandal
Durability of homegoods
appliances  hardware 
3 days ago by dpi
RT : Refridgerators used to last 50 years. Now they only last 8-10. What happened?
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3 days ago by rafaeldff
2. More parts are being designed to fail. The quality, or longevity of parts has been in steady decline over the past 10-15 years. Let me start with an example: for top loading washers and dryers two of the most expensive parts on the machines are the timer and motor. via Pocket
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3 days ago by cijanzen
A used-appliance company writes about how quality in home appliances is much lower now than it used to be and thus lifetimes are much less.
plannedobscelescence  buyitforlife  via:HackerNews 
3 days ago by mcherm
Appliances Used To Last 50 Years
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3 days ago by andygambles
Why appliances don't last anymore
4 days ago by Peter_Antigen
appliances dishwasher washing machine dryer
4 days ago by radeor
discussion of decline in appliance quality
hardware  home 
4 days ago by jongala
They Used To Last 50 Years ()
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4 days ago by ngpestelos
Now refrigerators last 8–10 years, if you are fortunate. How in the world have our appliances regressed so much in the past few decades? I’ve bought and sold…
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november 2016 by h-lame