How far we’ve come, or how cheap we’ve gone? I remember when televisions were made like this and were fine pieces of furniture. If the TV broke, you’d get it repaired for the fraction of the cost of a new one. Today, televisions are cheap and plastic looking and when they break, you toss them and buy a new one. So sad of a wasteful society we’ve become.
I agree. I’d rather pay more for an item that will last than to pay less for an item that will break in a few years. In the long run, it works out to be more economical to spend more now for the quality item. But, in today’s society, it won’t happen. People want to save the buck NOW. If they’d do the math, they would see that in years to come, they will spend twice as much for the cheap item now than a quality item built to last.