This may work for Jesus but he was only selling his
personality. You are buying a product with real money and
that the company does know what it is doing. For the most
they have no idea and expect that you will either throw their junky
products away or maybe attempt to get the company to honor a
warrantee. And many only will give you another copy of the
junk. Worse off, they will give you a "reconditioned" copy of
same junk. And worse than this, the concept of
means that some lab tech could not figure out why a product was
returned and just stamps it hoping the next customer does not encounter
the same error. This customer having attempted to obtain
warrantee service after jumping through hoops to get the replacement
decides that additional effort is wasting his time. Like the
standing joke about rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
Dish TV network is a great example of this latter. I
brand new system and the dish signal receivers (LMB's) themselves
stopped working. Dish refused to replace the LMB's until they
replaced the black box -- even though their tech agreed that the
problem was an LMB. The black box they sent me did not
work. After complaining about this, they stopped charging me
a month and it took a few months to figure out that they had restarted
their charges against not only satellite receivers that did not work
but neither did their "reconditioned" box. They did assure me
that the customer having my original box was well pleased. I
never did get a refund of charges for nonexistent service nor a refund
for the price of the equipment. They also refused to stop
charging my credit card. I canceled the card and gave their
collection department a piece of my mind. Refund?
The third category of manufacturer non-concern is
testing. For example, you would think that anything with
in its name would have been tested under extreme climate conditions
needing solar devices. You can rule out testing of these
under extreme cold. The rubber on the wires crack and break
tiny thread copper wires inside the rubber. A great example
this are the Costco car battery chargers.
Not only do these tiny solar charging wires break under cold,
break under desert heat. You would think that any product
a solar device would occur in a desert. Obviously the
manufacturers of solar devices do not concur. I live near the
beach in a desert area. If the heat does not damage
the salt air will. The combination is deadly for rubber
products. The rubber on the ends of the Costco solar battery
chargers crumbled to a powder in a very short time. The
stopped working long before the rubber crumbled.
Products You Do NOT Buy Twice.
I buy many things. Many things are just bad
Here is a list of products and manufacturers that I have bought and why
I should never have bought them the first time. I am tired of writing
about them and then not being able to find what I wrote. Now
list is in one place.
My Breathing Machine
I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP.
A very short list of reference books.
I had an article on telephone system evolution which included information on cell phone evolution and services. There was nothing new there and you can find out whatever you want by going to Google or PCWorld (How To page).
An overview of the American power grid.
All gasoline is the same – check the octane and not the brand.
RFID - Radio Frequency
There rice-sized critters will change the way we shop -- even more than bar codes.
Automatic Update Clocks
SkyScan and Accu-Rite are popular brand names.
Not much but a few comments.
My SONY – My last computer
My opinion of the Intel Celeron
A really bad product
Remember "Y2K"? In a Nutshell.
General Software Recommendations
Streets and Trips
World's Most Useless Software