With all of the “stuff” that has been manufactured in the last century, why does anyone think they have to have “new?” Things that were made 30, 40, 50 or even a hundred years ago are either still in use, or waiting to be repurposed. Much of what was created is still in working order and can simply be reused. Just visit any local thrift store and peruse the stock – it’s loaded with reuseable goods, or things to be repurposed. And it’s cheaper than buying new.
My new office (a room in the house) needed a radio, as I listen to radio nearly 24/7. I looked online for a cheap radio to fill the position, found one that possessed my quirky requirements, and then searched for a local store that stocked it. Unfortunately, I was rather impatient, and went right out and purchased it. It sucks. It’s cheap, it’s made in China, the reception is full of static, and it sounds like crap. Why the hell did I do that? Well, for some reason, I still have faith – faith that maybe someone is going to produce a product that might just live up to their advertising. While there are still a few companies out there that do produce a decent product, this radio didn’t measure up. My initial plan was to hit the local thrift stores and buy an old radio. My impatience led me down the path of disappointment.
I’d do a formal review of the radio, but it’s just disposable junk. The point is I think we all want to have faith that manufacturers are creating quality products that they are proud to represent – just like they did in the past. There are some that get it – that want to produce a quality article because they want us to be happy with it. Sadly, most manufacturers today seem to disregard offering quality in favor of offering substandard quantity and the quick sale. Anyway, my bad, and a lesson for me in patience. I’m hitting the thrifts again tomorrow for a radio built when quality was above quantity. Wish me luck.