[modeleng] Re: Throw away society

Clif

Which is odd considering that you can make more money from spares than the
component parts cost in the first place.

Try building a car from spares and you see what I mean.

Andy

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Sent: 27 July 2010 14:15
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Subject: [modeleng] Throw away society

Hi All,
Just a Rant about the modern throw away society. 

Our five year old Freezer from a major World famous manufacturer ( actually
made in 2005 according to the plate) has developed a faulty Thermostat. 
When I tried to get a replacement stat from a spares company, I was informed
the appliance is obsolete and spares are no longer available.
I contacted the manufacturer who after over a week has now informed me that
they may have possibly found a source of supply but meanwhile via the
Internet I found a spares supplier who can get parts for obsolete appliances
so I have ordered a new bit.

So in all these times of Carbon Footprints and recycling etc. etc. the
manufactures are far more interested in new sales than repairs.

End of Rant
Regards

Clif
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