Originally Posted by zelda_pinwheel
i'm convinced they do it on purpose. "planned obsolescence". i bought the extended 5-year garantee for my washing machine : ONE MONTH after it ended, i had to replace the plastic beaters inside the drum, which broke off.
(although, it's been a few more months, and the machine is still working, touch wood...).
It's definitely "planned obsolescense", has to be. I had an iMac (my first Mac) that decided to have a meltdown about a week after the warranty ran out, an iPod that did exactly the same, and I can't count the number of kitchen appliances that decide to quit the nanosecond the warranty expries.
Yet I have a 70+ year old mechanical typewriter that works flawlessly every time (well, when I've used it, it's more of an ornament now).