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Mon Sep 12, 2022, 08:35 PM

Made in Taiwan ... Repaired in U.S.




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Reply Made in Taiwan ... Repaired in U.S. (Original post)
BWdem4life Sep 12 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 12 #1
keithbvadu2 Sep 12 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Sep 12 #3
Historic NY Sep 13 #4
democratic2021 Oct 15 #5

Response to BWdem4life (Original post)

Mon Sep 12, 2022, 08:47 PM

1. Back 20 years ago or so....

I had an entrance door with rack adjustments. Brass screws into wood. Over time, adustments failed. So I bored our the holes and put brass threaded inserts in the door and never had a problem with adjusting the rack after that. Cost $.70 total. Why didn't Anderson put this in, in the 1st place?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 12, 2022, 09:50 PM

2. Alas! Because the bean counters figured that that 70 cents was a significant cost in the manufacturi

Alas! Because the bean counters figured that that 70 cents was a significant cost in the manufacturing process, affecting the selling price.

Like Ford figured that lawsuits for dead people were cheaper than fixing a Pinto gas tank design problem.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 12, 2022, 10:16 PM

3. Short term profit (extra $.70 per unit!)

The door cost, I think $3000.00 when it was installed in 2000. Like I wouldn't have paid that extra $.70 to not have to do what I ended up doing.....

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Response to BWdem4life (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2022, 07:47 AM

4. Its even worse today...

I miss the days of real hardware stores that knew what a watch a ma call it was. I was repairing a late 19th century table the was wobbly mostly from the glue drying out but also the economy of brass screws. Today we have some assembly required designed to fail products.


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Response to BWdem4life (Original post)

Sat Oct 15, 2022, 04:43 AM

5. good job

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