- Dec 31, 2006
Seriously why do so many manufacturers make products that are cheap quality and seem to last about a year. It pisses me off to no end. Yeah I realize that technology improvements mean that users do upgrade their devices no matter if they continue to work well. But I was thinking about build quality of mp3 players are almost always notoriously bad. Too much plastic used and screens that are not scratch resistant. Also headphone jacks that break. Or buttons that no longer work due to normal wear and tear. Can't the manufacturers spend 50 cents more for quality parts, and then just add that extra 50 cents to the end price? I love my Sansa Fuse player that I recently got, but the plastic front looks fragile so I have to spend an extra $10 or so for a case. I don't like cases. I like to hold a product the way it is. Sorta like buying a watch and realizing that it doesn't have a scratch resistant face so you have to buy a screen protector for it. Of course no one does that.. but that's my point. Build something that at lasts and makes the consumer feel pride of ownership. End of rant.