Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Consumer Products

We are the consumers and have the power to purchase or the authority to decline any product that hits the market. We are influential people.

These days when a new product comes out, consumers rate it, and this rating helps other novice citizens to follow the path of either purchasing the product or declining it.

Such is the power of the internet and social media, which has been developed by the common man. Yippie for that!

But, we are still the puppets of the manufacturers.


Do you realize that the products bought in the 1990's seem to last longer than the products purchased recently?

The life expectancy of gadgets is decreasing year by year, and manufacturers are increasing the price each year. Sure, we could blame it on inflation.

But, I am concerned about the new products. Why do they have a small home life? Why can't the parts last long? 

Research indicates that, with every consumer purchase, the economy gets a boost.

My 2 cents!

Sure, the power of purchase has a significant impact on our country's progress, but why do we have to shorten the life of a product for that?

 If the product has longevity; it will speak volumes of the manufacturer and consumers will be attracted to that company.

Mantra for today: Honesty can take you miles in all aspects.


Cynthia said...

Consumerism. That is a big can of worms, but it's always good to keep it in check and I swear that products don't last as long.

Michelle Liew said...

I agree that the things manufactured these days are simply not as lasting as they used to be. Thanks for sharing!

WhatJeanLikes said...

It's really good to know our rights as consumers.

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Corinne Rodrigues said...

What you say is so true, Ruchira. I remember my parents had a refrigerator that traveled with us all over the country by train for 20 years - through all my Dad's transfers. When they finally sold it to buy a bigger one, they had to keep changing refrigerators every few years. Nothing is built to last anymore. It is a reflection of the way we want want to live too.

Sunday Reflections or Stumbling Towards Happiness by Bill Holland said...

It's very hard to argue with your logic. Back in the old days, products were built to last, and that increased customer loyalty. Companies don't understand that concept today.

Janine Huldie said...

Ruchira, you are so very right about this. do you know how many vacuum cleaners I have owned since getting married almost 7 years ago? Five!! I will say this I caved and bought a Dyson last year and the thing still is running and working. I guess in our economy you have to spend more to have it last longer. Truly sad what it says in general of us as a society.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I hate that things are no longer made to last--somehow this post seems especially appropriate this time of year

Ruchira Khanna said...

Thanks Cyndi, Janine, Audrey, Bill, Jean, Michelle, Corinne for your input.

I am glad that you all observe the trend and agree with me!