why are so many products now not made to last?
out of many products i have bought and fixed, one in particular stands out
i have a year old washing trolley. https://images.app.goo.gl/TZoxzP8YD7QgdaHq8
the wheels fell off a few months back and i replaced them, but what i don't understand is the peg basket is not UV stabilized.
its an outdoor product. after a year the peg basket has deteriorated from the sun and fell apart.
Its a product that stays in the sun but isn't UV stabilised.
my stainless bbq... rusty. my wheel barrow is powder coated, so its rusting.
as an engineer and designer, just a little attention to detail by the manufacturer would negate these things and have many australians proud of their purchases for years to come. we also wouldn't have as many things going to the tip so soon.
is there a way you guys can ensure you products are made from suitable materials for their intended use?
I spend many hours of weekends at bunnings, but the occasional product failure just does my head in.
for example i have a trojan tool board that the tools fall off. i've had to double side tape the tool hooks on.
chicken tractor house, the wheels fell off...
i feel im getting a lot of practice fixing things however
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I will pass your feedback onto the Bunnings merchandise team about the washing trolley.
Its a little bit more than one product though.
a friend of mine started a facebook group dedicated to the big warehouse and things that break
Do you think maybe bunnings could allow reviews of products?
maybe that would put pressure on the manufacturers to make products that aren't so cheap and nasty?
I love bunnings, i spend 2-300 a fortnight there.
but yeah fixing things i've bought from there is starting to wear thin
Sure, I understand your sentiment @thatfamousguy.
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"as an engineer and designer, just a little attention to detail by the manufacturer would negate these things and have many australians proud of their purchases for years to come. we also wouldn't have as many things going to the tip so soon."
Sadly we now live in a "throw-away" society where manufacturers do not build with love or desire the product to be around for long. Sometimes I think they engineer an early demise - so you come back and buy another.