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I do think this is happening.

The older cards are "too good" and people don't really see a need to upgrade from them.
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Its what I would do if I ran a business. Its the reason light bulbs burn out still etc etc. Why sell you one thing, when I can sell you 5?

This. Don't some of the old Tesla lightbulbs still work fine? lol
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Its what I would do if I ran a business. Its the reason light bulbs burn out still etc etc. Why sell you one thing, when I can sell you 5?

This. Don't some of the old Tesla lightbulbs still work fine? lol

Things were a lot more expensive in the past. People had to save a long time to buy a washing machine or something.

You can still buy robust hardware that will last if you want. For example this laptop: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-General-Dynamics-SPARCle-Laptop-UltraSPARC-IIe-Solaris-UNIX-/161106196006

Or this one, with different CPU and OS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-RDI-Now-General-Dynamics-PrecisionBook-HP-UX-UNIX-Laptop-/161106196303

Same with grandma's old kitchen machine that someone mentioned that's still working after several decades. You can buy a professional machine that's intended to be used every day for hours, and that one will last you forever at home when you use it occasionally.

The problem is no one wants to pay for those. Nearly everyone buys a $12 chef knife instead of a $120 knife. So the manufacturers use the cheapest method possible to hit those $12 and it won't last.

I really don't think the manufacturer's are ripping off people for a lot of products. Only some products are priced ridiculously, for example gaming mice. Something like the Abyssus, there's only a marginal difference to a $10 mouse, but the price is tripled.
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Things were a lot more expensive in the past. People had to save a long time to buy a washing machine or something.

You can still buy robust hardware that will last if you want. For example this laptop: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-General-Dynamics-SPARCle-Laptop-UltraSPARC-IIe-Solaris-UNIX-/161106196006

Or this one, with different CPU and OS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-RDI-Now-General-Dynamics-PrecisionBook-HP-UX-UNIX-Laptop-/161106196303

Same with grandma's old kitchen machine that someone mentioned that's still working after several decades. You can buy a professional machine that's intended to be used every day for hours, and that one will last you forever at home when you use it occasionally.

The problem is no one wants to pay for those. Nearly everyone buys a $12 chef knife instead of a $120 knife. So the manufacturers use the cheapest method possible to hit those $12 and it won't last.

I really don't think the manufacturer's are ripping off people for a lot of products. Only some products are priced ridiculously, for example gaming mice. Something like the Abyssus, there's only a marginal difference to a $10 mouse, but the price is tripled.

Its cost just as much to make a life lasting light bulb then it does a year lasting light bulb.
The only difference is the money they lose from you not buying a light bulb every year.
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Things were a lot more expensive in the past. People had to save a long time to buy a washing machine or something.

You can still buy robust hardware that will last if you want. For example this laptop: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-General-Dynamics-SPARCle-Laptop-UltraSPARC-IIe-Solaris-UNIX-/161106196006

Or this one, with different CPU and OS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-RDI-Now-General-Dynamics-PrecisionBook-HP-UX-UNIX-Laptop-/161106196303

Same with grandma's old kitchen machine that someone mentioned that's still working after several decades. You can buy a professional machine that's intended to be used every day for hours, and that one will last you forever at home when you use it occasionally.

The problem is no one wants to pay for those. Nearly everyone buys a $12 chef knife instead of a $120 knife. So the manufacturers use the cheapest method possible to hit those $12 and it won't last.

I really don't think the manufacturer's are ripping off people for a lot of products. Only some products are priced ridiculously, for example gaming mice. Something like the Abyssus, there's only a marginal difference to a $10 mouse, but the price is tripled.

Meh

Any Thinkpad owner Knows you don't need to spent 10 grand to have one of the most solid laptop one can buy. I would imagine my old t41 is still running as solidly as I sold it, could toss that thing across the room and have nothing happen to it.
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Things were a lot more expensive in the past. People had to save a long time to buy a washing machine or something.

You can still buy robust hardware that will last if you want. For example this laptop: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-General-Dynamics-SPARCle-Laptop-UltraSPARC-IIe-Solaris-UNIX-/161106196006

Or this one, with different CPU and OS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tadpole-RDI-Now-General-Dynamics-PrecisionBook-HP-UX-UNIX-Laptop-/161106196303

Same with grandma's old kitchen machine that someone mentioned that's still working after several decades. You can buy a professional machine that's intended to be used every day for hours, and that one will last you forever at home when you use it occasionally.

The problem is no one wants to pay for those. Nearly everyone buys a $12 chef knife instead of a $120 knife. So the manufacturers use the cheapest method possible to hit those $12 and it won't last.

I really don't think the manufacturer's are ripping off people for a lot of products. Only some products are priced ridiculously, for example gaming mice. Something like the Abyssus, there's only a marginal difference to a $10 mouse, but the price is tripled.

The laptop will not last, it may work but it wont be up to date. I wonder what kind of tech the Govt is hiding from us. I would be willing to bet that technology exist that would blow what we have out of the water and it could be manufactured at a reasonable price. But if something like that wear to come out you would not need to get a new computer for another 50 years.
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