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RE: throw away society


Me too Melody - have quite a collection myself!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 18 Nov 2003 05:43:56 -0500 (EST)

>I know...I'm thinking about buying a VCR and just keeping it mint in the
>box for the day when they stop making those as well...I have so many
>movies on tape that I would hate to not have a means to watch them
>someday (of course, the tapes probably are made to turn to dust
>eventually so what's the point?)
>
>
>
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
>
> --- On Mon 11/17, Bonnie Holmes < holmesbm@usit.net > wrote:
>From: Bonnie Holmes [mailto: holmesbm@usit.net]
>To: gardenchat@HORT.NET
>Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 08:33:44 -0800
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society
>
>Have you tried to find VHS lately? My daughter and I went to Best Buy
>in<br>May to find a favorite movie as a gift for my husband. There were
>shelves<br>and shelves of DVDs but only one small section for VHS...same
>for Sam's,<br>where I used to find all sorts of things. VHS is begining
>to be phased<br>out...like records.<br><br>Bonnie Zone 6+
>ETN<br><br><br><br><br>> [Original Message]<br>> From: Melody
><mhobertm@excite.com><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Date:
>11/17/2003 1:07:43 AM<br>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away
>society<br>><br>> Kitty: As far as I know, it's just VHS...but I don't
>have a DVD player<br>> so I don't even look at them. Good luck finding
>it...we bought it a few<br>> years back and kid's videos sometimes don't
>stay in production very<br>> long. I can look around the kid's
>consignment stores and see if I can<br>> find you a copy if you don't
>have much luck.<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most
>beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." <br>> --Albert
>Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Thu 11/13, < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:<br>>
>From: [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>
>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 14:51:59 +0000<br>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw
>away society<br>><br>> Melody! Is this available on vhs or dvd? I would
>just love to see<br>> it.<br>Kitty<br>> There's a wonderful little
>children's movie called<br>> "The Brave Little<br>> Toaster Goes to
>Space" about this very<br>> thing...how manufacturers<br>> intentionally
>began to build appliances<br>> that wouldn't last in order to<br>>
>improve their profit margin but the<br>> appliances somehow got wise to
>this<br>> plan and moved to Mars, where<br>> they have spent the last 50
>years<br>> organizing a take over of the<br>> planet Earth as revenge
>for this little<br>> bit of nastiness...scenes<br>> of militant washers,
>dryers, stoves,<br>> refrigerators, etc. all<br>> marching in army-like
>precision across the<br>> reddened earth of Mars.<br>> Would serve some
>of those "discontinued" parts<br>>
>
>manufacturers right,<br>> wouldn't it?<br>> <br>> <br>> <br>> Melody, IA
>(Z 5/4)<br>> <br>> "The<br>> most beautiful thing we can experience is
>the mysterious." <br>><br>> --Albert Einstein<br>> <br>> --- On Wed
>11/12, Lynda Young <<br>> lyoung@grindertaber.com > wrote:<br>> From:
>Lynda Young [mailto:<br>> lyoung@grindertaber.com]<br>> To:
>gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed, 12<br>> Nov 2003 14:54:58 -0600<br>>
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society<br>><br>> <br>> Ha! You go, girl!
>I get so annoyed with stories that "parts<br>> have<br>>
>been<br>discontinued" I could scream - that's almost worse<br>>
>than<br>> appliances I am<br>convinced have been built to
>self-destruct<br>> once the<br>> warranty period has<br>passed. What
>happened to American<br>> Built, Yankee<br>> Ingenuity - built
>to<br>last longer, be more<br>> efficient and work harder?<br>> I know
>we can do better<br>than this,<br>> for goodness<br>>
>sake.<br><br>Lynda<br>Zone 7 - West<br>> TN<br><br>-----Original<br>>
>Message-----<br>From:<br>> owner-gardenchat@hort.net<br>>
>[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]<br>> On<br>Behalf Of<br>>
>kmrsy@comcast.net<br>Sent: Wednesday, November 12,<br>> 2003 2:26
>PM<br>To:<br>> gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] throw<br>>
>away<br>> society<br><br><br>This situation I'm about to describe
>has<br>> much to do<br>> with some of the<br>other things we've been
>complaining<br>> abou<br>><br>> t<br>> recently.<br><br>I have mentioned
>that I'm getting my kitchen<br>> updated a<br>> bit. While I'm at<br>it
>I thought I would replace the<br>> electronic<br>> touch-pad clock
>assembly on<br>my gas stove. The<br>> down-arrow contacts are<br>>
>'bad', so when I touch 'bake',<br>the temp<br>> starts at 350 degrees
>and I<br>> can't decrease the temp.<br>> I've<br>checked everywhere and
>no one will<br>> repair the unit, so I<br>> ordered a new<br>clock
>assembly. Sears has<br>> discontinued it.<br>> What!!??! It's only 12
>years<br>old! "Well, ma'm, 10<br>> yrs is the<br>> life expectancy of a
>stove." What!!??!<br>This stove cost<b
>
>r>
>> over<br>> $1000, and I fully expected to get a minimum of 20<br>years,
>and<br>><br>> more like 40 years out of it. And as I mentioned before,
>I<br>don't<br>> cook<br>> much, so I should get more years out of a
>stove than a<br>><br>> family<br>might.<br><br><br>So then I tried
>Repairclinic.com and<br>> they<br>> say "the mfg has changed the<br>part
># to...." I check<br>> sears.com and<br>> they indicate they have it
>but<br>Sears by phone also<br>> said they had the<br>> original #,
>billed me for it, but<br>couldn't<br>> send it because it was<br>>
>discontinued. From checking back<br>> and<br>forth I now know that GE
>built<br>> this Kenmore range, and it's<br>> the GE #<br>that is
>supposedly available at<br>> RepairClinic.com. So I<br>> tried GE
>directly<br>with their part#<br>> <br>> . "Sorry ma'm, that<br>> part's
>been discontinued."<br><br><br>Can anyone<br>> tell me why these<br>>
>places carry parts only during the warranty<br>period,<br>> when, if
>the<br>> appliance is reasonably well-built, it will<br>>
>easily<br>outlive that<br>> period? The time for things to go wrong is
>10 yrs<br>> out.<br>THAT's<br>> when you want repair parts! But they
>discontinue them in<br>><br>> the<br>expectation that you'll have to
>scrap it and by a new<br>><br>> one.<br><br><br>Well, nothin-doin! No
>more 200 degree cheesecake<br>> here.<br>> If it can't be<br>made at
>350+, I ain't cookin' it. And I'm<br>> not buying<br>> another
>new<br>><br>><br>stove.<br><br><br>Kitty<br><br>---------------------------------------------<br>----<br>><br>>
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