I always thought that seeing things break down the day after the warranty expires was something reserved for comic strips, stand-up comedians, and Andy Rooney-esque ranting that appeals to geriatrics. But I am beginning to see this trend in my own life, with the things I purchase and it is getting very frustrating.
Just last night, I am watching some TV in my office area (as I do on Sunday nights) when the GF calls me in from the kitchen. The microwave is on the fritz, you put the food in (in a microwave-safe dish mind you) and start it-- about 4 seconds into the cooking cycle, you get a bad smell of fresh, hot plastic and a loud noise coming from it. This microwave was bought a couple months ago and already it seems to be falling apart.
Then, as the GF is at home with a migraine today, it seems the NEW garage door opener is not closing now. I tell her to check the child-proof sensors and they arre clear, the thing is just not working.
Also, we have gone through 2 ceiling fans in our living room. At first I thought I was wiring it wrong, but no... I tested the wires, the fan, and its lighting component and all work. I tried messing with the remote, at which point the easy to work with and remove components shattered in my needlenose pliers...
This is beginning to make me crazy.
So what is the deal, Cyburbia? Are manufacturers just getting lazy? Or are they reacting to a consumerist public, that'll just buy something new when it breaks, rather than spend time tracking down someone to make the warranty accountable?
Anyone with me here?