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Eldredge
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Re: Reliability over options
Eldredge   5/30/2014 11:37:13 PM
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@Hailey - If they are given options (or push for them), perhaps the next generation would place more of a premium on longevity/repairability, or at least provide the emphasis and incentives on recycling these productx when they expire.

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Re: Reliability over options
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/30/2014 11:25:00 PM
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@Eldredge, this generation of consumers certainly isn't willing to pay the premium. I wonder if the next generation, though, will be more concernd about the enviroment and have more investment in protecting it. They may use an entirely different measuring stick.

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Eldredge   5/30/2014 10:50:49 PM
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@Hailey - Probably true, but it seems like that would be a major paradigm shift at the consumer level, starting with a willingness to pay higher prices for those product qualities. I think there is a segment of the consumer base that would be willing to do that, but not a majority.

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Re: Reliability over options
pocharle   5/30/2014 8:09:02 PM
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As long as it works, what's the concern. Most usually have a limited warranty too.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/30/2014 5:19:56 PM
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@eldredge: If cosumers started making long product life and repairabilty a key buying consideration, the manufacturers would come along!

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Re: Reliability over options
Eldredge   5/29/2014 9:25:36 PM
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@pocharle - Another good point....Maybe I can affornd to enter the market, and purchase a recycled appliance.

 

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pocharle   5/29/2014 9:21:12 PM
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Not to mention the one's that can be recycled... for profit.

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Eldredge   5/29/2014 9:11:28 PM
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@nimantha.d - Good point. There will always be a market for appliances and hardware that have all of the options and conveniences, targeted to those who have the means to repair or replace them as required.

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nimantha.d   5/28/2014 11:16:59 PM
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@eldredge: Yes that has been a viewpoint of one sector isn't it but just think if its been a failure will it be possible for them to survive for so long ?

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Reliability over options
Eldredge   5/28/2014 8:59:14 PM
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@Hailey - This is a good reason to value product reliability over flashy options. Unfortunately, that probably is not the best model from a manufacturers viwpoint.

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