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 -----Original Message----- From: modeleng-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:modeleng-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Clifton Sent: 27 July 2010 14:15 To: modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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 When I tried to get a replacement stat from a spares company, I was informed the appliance is obsolete and spares are no longer available.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 MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line. MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.