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

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    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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    Better to copy ghandi. Than dr jekyl.
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    My teach just ordered a new custom hand made 7 thousand dollar bass guitar ! I get a good cheap one & put good strings on it ha ha ha his don't sound or play any better than mine...
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