I have such a good experience with many gadgets or items of use.
The one I had mentioned many times in this forum was about my Aiwa brand 14 inch CRT (TV). We were using it for last about 22 years. We were using it till last month . It is still functional.
But due to consistent and regular persuasions by our friends and relatives, we bought a new 32 inch Smart TV last month. However we have not thrown it away and had given it a place in the loft.
This loving old TV had 'starred' in:
-- my ISC article: How to convert an old CRT TV to a smart TV,
-- Forum thread of February 2013 titled Should I change my TV for now?
-- Ask Expert question in 2019 Suggest a suitable Android TV box for my old colour TV
-- in my response to forum threads in October 2020 and December 2020.
The quality of the gadgets and the way we use them will decide the life of the item.
In the olden days, the appliances are made very strong and they never bothered about the size and they are more worried about the strength and the working. But slowly there is a change in the thought process of the individuals and the concept of minimum size has come. We are now ready to use and throw the item. That is why the old items are very strong and they worked for years together. In 1979 I purchased a table fan of Cinni company. Even today it is working perfectly. We use it once in a while but is in perfect condition. No repair so far.
Another point is how carefully you use it. Some people will not give attention to the maintenance of the tool or the equipment and they use it very roughly and will not show any interest in keeping the equipment in good condition. In such a case also the equipment will go bad and it will not work to its full capacity.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Knowledge is power.
Currently, there is a lot of competition in the electronic products industry, if every product is not made within time, many other competitors will bring stronger and reasonable products to the market.
Secondly, today's product should also be such that it can be easily upgraded in the future. So that the production cost can be reduced. It would cost a lot of time and expenses to manufacture the product from scratch for minor updates.
In the olden times, electronic products had fewer customers and fewer competitors for the companies that made the product, which allowed more attention to the product.
Though I have purchased both TV and Fridge of different make this time but the quality does not seem be of that order. In the olden times, the manufacturers were much more particular with the quality of the products so that end users could derive satisfaction once they purchased the items.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.