Re: Entirely legal
The other thing is the fragillity anyway of modern stuff.
Coffee Philips machine broke again.. its been back under warranty but once again broke.
Synology NAS - main board broke down 1 week after warranty.
AEG washing machine, 15 months and the pump broke, 5 years and the main bearing in the drum is buggered
The only toys bought for my kids that last more than 5 minutes are Mamod steam engines and 1960/70 vintage TriangHornby or lego.
My Monday morning taxi driver had to return his 90k km Merc because it stopped functioning at all
Manufacturers buy up brand names and then cheapen everything to the point the brand is worthless. Hersheys have done it to Cadbury (not that those in America would know, Cadbury was a good chocolate everywhere else in the world - the American version was made under licence by Hershey and just as shit as they have now made it world wide), Colmans of Norwich ENGLISH mustard is now going to be made in Germany by Unilever, HP sauce with the houses of parliament is made in Holland...... it is FRAUD and is only happening because it doesnt matter who I buy X from, at the end of the day the same over arching company is making it, no competition is leading to shit products, high margins and disappointment for consumers. Any attempt at breaking into the market is stiffled by laws and rules designed to keep people out and keep the cozy monopolies. The politicians know where their back pockets get filled and have no interest at all in fixing it, either in the USA or EU