lexipixel - 2:36 am on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
Isn't it rather something buyers have lost sight of?
I call it the Bic Lighter Effect. Before "Bics" were flicked, many who bought a lighter opted for a Zippo that would last them a lifetime. Manufacturers now make products that have just good enough quality so you'll buy something you know will need to be replaced --and-- be happy enough with it so you'll buy the same brand again. It goes from disposable lighters all the way up to auto makers. Planned obsolescence is now ingrained in the (under 40 or so) consumer mentality. I guess manufacturers, buyers and sellers are equally guilty.
Don't perfectly understand who buys clothes at Sears, though.
I bought a new pair of sneakers there last week, (I'm over 50). My teenager would not wear anything from Sears even if the hip trendy fashion stores she shops at carried the exact same thing. There seems to be an "uncool" stigma for (some) teens to admit their parents buy them clothes at Sears.
Is that a real poncho or a Sears poncho?
- Frank Zappa (lyrics, variations of lyric used in both "Camarillo Brillo" and "Cosmik Debris")