Why doesn't stuff last? I remember my mom using an appliances for years and years. How come the same stuff doesn't last me more than a couple of years? Take irons, for example. I have an iron that I bought within the last two years. It doesn't work anymore, and heaven knows it's not from being used too much! I hate to iron. But I need an iron for quilting projects to press seams, and I have some cotton and linen clothing that needs to be ironed, so I do have to have one. My iron is a good brand, not the lowest price in the line either, but it has completely blown out. If you wiggle the cord long enough you can get it to come one, but the minute you let go of the cord to press your shirt, it goes off again. And of course the cord is encased in a rubberized coating, so hubby can't take it apart to fix it.
And take my hair straightener thingie......it is two weeks old! Bought it at Cheapko only a couple of weeks ago, and it's done for also. You can plug it in, turn it on, the light comes on, indicating that it's on, but it doesn't heat up! Not even warm up in the slightest!
So, today I went to town and bought a new iron. And believe me, I'm keeping the packaging and receipt handy because I'm assuming I'll need to return it shortly. And I returned the hair straightener thingie to Cheapko. They asked no questions, almost like they expected me to return it within two weeks, and they just gave me a new one. But it's the same thing, so it will probably die the week we come back from our vacation. I also will be keeping that packaging.
Now, my 18 month old laptop isn't working right either. The S, P, N, and a few other keys don't want to work. So you hit it three or four times, and still nothing happens. Then you hit it six or seven more times and you get 14 letters typing across your page. I have cleaned my keyboard with my magic canned air that I use to clean my sewing machine, and have blown out any cookie crumbs that may have dropped in between the cracks when someone else must have used my computer because I certainly would never eat a cookie or cracker when I'm typing, but that hasn't helped either. I'm wondering if I can take it back and get a new one handed to me, no questions asked?