ScarletMacaw Posted August 30, 2015 Share Posted August 30, 2015 I think most people here are my age range, 40s to 60s. I was wondering if others have noticed that in the past 15 years there has been a sharp decline in the quality of goods and merchandise? Here are some of my experiences: 1. Bought 3 tabletop humidifiers in a row from Bed, Bath and Beyond that lasted less than 3 months each. I'm now fighting with BB and Beyond to get refunded for the last defective one, which only lasted 2 weeks. I've had to get Paypal involved. Needless to say I will never buy anything from Bed, Bath and Beyond ever again. 2. Bought a music stand from Amazon, for my sheet music, supposedly new. It came with no assembly instructions and no packing slip. I could not figure out how to put it together and thought a piece might have been missing, so I sent it back. At least Amazon, unlike BB and Beyond, agreed to a refund. 3. After my 1970s Swingline stapler died around 2005 I bought a new swingline stapler, made in China as Swingline closed all their US factories. It was an ok stapler for about 6 years then broke. I bought a new Swingline and this one staples about half the time. It is just a flimsy piece of junk. 4. Used HP printers for years but the last one, bought this year, was defective; did not work at all. After online tech support couldn't help me I sent it back to HP for a refund. Bought an Epson that is a piece of junk, constantly tells me there is a paper jam when there isn't. 5. Have also bought a two DVD players that lasted each about two years and the CD player for my stereo that I bought in 2003 has never worked right; I play CDs on my laptop which is attached to my speakers. I'm starting to feel like I spend my life sending back defective merchandise or fiddling with crap merchandise to get it to work right. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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