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I Wish Things Were Still As Well Built As They Were In the 70s

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    You Can Still Get Things That Are Built To Last But They Cost A Bit More.

    Manufacturers today do not put a premium on quality. They compete for the largest share of the market which is the cheap end. This produces a race to the bottom with regard to quality. The cheapest item on the shelf is NEVER the best quality or value. If you want quality it is...
    will999 will999 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    That Is So True.

    I'm typing this atop a 70's era oak desk.  It's solid, level, the drawers open and close easily. And it's been doing it's job for 40 years or so.  I got it from a friend of mine who owns an insurance company.  An accountant of some sort has been manning this post, working at...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    Another Day At the Office.

    During 1976 I purchased a second hand fridge It was manufactured in 1970. That fridge served the family well, and was given to a friend in a moment of madness as my (ex) wife purchased a new one in 2004. Some of my stereo gear was manufactured during the seventies and still...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 11 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    I Wish I Was As Well Built As I Was In the 70s

    I wish I was as well built as I was in the 70s!!!!! 120 pounds, small waist, firm flesh, perky boobs, no wrinkles, long brown hair past my waist......ah well........
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative 51-55, F 1 Response May 12, 2008

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