Monday, April 18

Why buying new isn't always the best answer

There was a story, years ago, that asked why getting something repaired was so much more expensive than just buying new. The answer went something like this...

That product that needs repairing was probably made on an assembly line - *this* part has to be installed before the other part because another part has to connect to it. And so on, ad infinitum. To *repair* that same item, essentially 18th century craftsmanship must be employed to disassemble it and put it back together.

While it's more economically feasible to just replace a broken item, one should really embrace the talent needed to perform the repair. Only then can one appreciate why some stuff just can't be bought for the lowest price.

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