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RE: throw away society

Melody!  Is this available on vhs or dvd?  I would just love to see it.
> There's a wonderful little children's movie called "The Brave Little
> Toaster Goes to Space" about this very thing...how manufacturers
> intentionally began to build appliances that wouldn't last in order to
> improve their profit margin but the appliances somehow got wise to this
> plan and moved to Mars, where they have spent the last 50 years
> organizing a take over of the planet Earth as revenge for this little
> bit of nastiness...scenes of militant washers, dryers, stoves,
> refrigerators, etc. all marching in army-like precision across the
> reddened earth of Mars. Would serve some of those "discontinued" parts
> manufacturers right, wouldn't it?
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Wed 11/12, Lynda Young < lyoung@grindertaber.com > wrote:
> From: Lynda Young [mailto: lyoung@grindertaber.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 14:54:58 -0600
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society
> Ha! You go, girl! I get so annoyed with stories that "parts have
> been<br>discontinued" I could scream - that's almost worse than
> appliances I am<br>convinced have been built to self-destruct once the
> warranty period has<br>passed. What happened to American Built, Yankee
> Ingenuity - built to<br>last longer, be more efficient and work harder?
> I know we can do better<br>than this, for goodness
> sake.<br><br>Lynda<br>Zone 7 - West TN<br><br>-----Original
> Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>Behalf Of
> kmrsy@comcast.net<br>Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 2:26 PM<br>To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] throw away
> society<br><br><br>This situation I'm about to describe has much to do
> with some of the<br>other things we've been complaining about
> recently.<br><br>I have mentioned that I'm getting my kitchen updated a
> bit. While I'm at<br>it I thought I would replace the electronic
> touch-pad clock assembly on<br>my gas stove. The down-arrow contacts are
> 'bad', so when I touch 'bake',<br>the temp starts at 350 degrees and I
> can't decrease the temp. I've<br>checked everywhere and no one will
> repair the unit, so I ordered a new<br>clock assembly. Sears has
> discontinued it. What!!??! It's only 12 years<br>old! "Well, ma'm, 10
> yrs is the life expectancy of a stove." What!!??!<br>This stove cost
> over $1000, and I fully expected to get a minimum of 20<br>years, and
> more like 40 years out of it. And as I mentioned before, I<br>don't cook
> much, so I should get more years out of a stove than a
> family<br>might.<br><br><br>So then I tried Repairclinic.com and they
> say "the mfg has changed the<br>part # to...." I check sears.com and
> they indicate they have it but<br>Sears by phone also said they had the
> original #, billed me for it, but<br>couldn't send it because it was
> discontinued. From checking back and<br>forth I now know that GE built
> this Kenmore range, and it's the GE #<br>that is supposedly available at
> RepairClinic.com. So I tried GE directly<br>with their part#
> . "Sorry ma'm, that part's been discontinued."<br><br><br>Can anyone
> tell me why these places carry parts only during the warranty<br>period,
> when, if the appliance is reasonably well-built, it will
> easily<br>outlive that period? The time for things to go wrong is 10 yrs
> out.<br>THAT's when you want repair parts! But they discontinue them in
> the<br>expectation that you'll have to scrap it and by a new
> one.<br><br><br>Well, nothin-doin! No more 200 degree cheesecake here.
> If it can't be<br>made at 350+, I ain't cookin' it. And I'm not buying
> another new
> stove.<br><br><br>Kitty<br><br>-------------------------------------------------
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