[modeleng] Re: Throw away society

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clifton" <clif.gwr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:15 PM
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 informed the appliance is obsolete and spares are no longer available.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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