View Poll Results: What do you think about "planned obsolescence"?

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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Because of this:
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    The fuel economy of diesel is still better. You are used to gasoline at 30 mpg, but diesel can easily exceed 50 mpg in a small car (e.g. VW).
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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The fuel economy of diesel is still better. You are used to gasoline at 30 mpg, but diesel can easily exceed 50 mpg in a small car (e.g. VW).
    People normally don't factor that in their heads, they see diesel, and remember that it's about a dollar more, regardless of how much more mileage it gets. Plus there's the problem of association. When people think diesel, especially here in Texas, they think loud noisy jacked up trucks that spew black smoke everywhere, with "truck nuts" dangling from the hitch, and the immature dumb****s who operate them so horribly.
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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    I voted fro "I don't care". Why would I care?
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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I voted fro "I don't care". Why would I care?
    Exactly. It's an issue being made out of nothing.
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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    This topic here was made before mine?
    Well, yeah, I thought you saw it. Next time make sure you check the first page threads at least. Thanks.

    Now, let's get back to topic.


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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    I have bulbs in my lamps that last for 2 years...
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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    are we supposed to just believe the opening statement about the first light bulbs lasting 2500 hours?
    it that isn't true, and I think it isn't, the rest of the video is bogus....
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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    I have bulbs in my lamps that last for 2 years...
    You mean like 2 years with the lights on?

    UtahBill, it may be bogus, that's why I am collecting opinions.

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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    New technology that supercedes old is not planned obsolescense, it is progress.
    But, purposely making something inferior such that it has to be replaced too soon, is, and it is also short sighted.
    When I buy something that turns out to be inferior, I never buy that brand again....
    It seems irrational to go cheap in a way that ends your participation in a given market, but it has been done.
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    Re: Planned obsolescence

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    are we supposed to just believe the opening statement about the first light bulbs lasting 2500 hours?
    it that isn't true, and I think it isn't, the rest of the video is bogus....
    It's no use man, they have an agenda to sell, and logic need not apply. The reason why cheap bulbs burned out faster is because the filaments were thinner. The reason why filaments were made thinner was to make them affordable enough for anyone to buy. By doing so, they vastly expanded their customer base, while greatly lowering production cost. Therefore, the cheaper bulbs became more popular. What isn't stated is that long lasting bulbs (the bulbs I have will last up to 2 years) are available, but at a higher cost. The higher cost is due to higher cost of material and production.
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