Companies that sell appliances which barely last a few years should be forced to buy them back. Even a 50 year old fridge will still run today with a new compressor

@cypnk @cypnk This frustrates me to no end. Many products of mine have a single part that breaks, and the replacement cost for the part is between 80%-150% of a whole new product. It's either intentional to ensure new products get sold or, more likely, it's done because they only make complete, boxed units, so replacing parts is swimming upstream. But it produces *so much junk* when a vacuum cleaner is fine except for a broken head or a pool cleaner is fine except for a motor.

@wauz @cypnk I actually believe in many cases it's not planned obsolescence but rather a disinterest in total product life cycle. It's oblivious obsolescence.

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@wauz @cypnk I'd make my products differently if that was in the cards. It's the folks in supply chain that set that in motion.

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