My 1600 dollar Samsung pos TV broke at 14 months on a 12 month warranty. Customer service told me to take a hike even though if you google "samsung picture no sound" you will get 10's of thousands of hits. They refuse to acknowledge their fault and you are stuck. I was lucky and mastercard doubled my warranty. It took 3 repair trips and replacing literally everything but the plastic casing to have a working tv. I will never buy another samsung product again.
I purchased a $2600 SONY POS 61" DLP TV a few years ago. One month out of warranty my screen went green. I did some research and found an active Class Action lawsuit going on, because it appears they used recalled computer parts from a previous lawsuit in which they lost. Long story short, I added my name to the lawsuit and threw the TV away.
From that point forward, I use my AMEX card on all electronic purchases, because they also double the warranty. I just had my wife's HP POS laptop computer repaired this way, because the keyboard broke 2 months out of warranty. AMEX took care of all my repairs, no questions asked.
Right now I'm dealing with a vacuum that wasen't like a $1000+ vacuum but it was a decent price.
The hing on the removable canister snapped off like magic. Looking at it, it really seems made to fail and that single tiny hing causes the vacuum to lose suction. There is also no serviceable way I can find to repair other then getting a new lid.
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Look up lightbulbs. Some early ones had an unheard of life, such as the one that's been on continously for over a hundred years. Now mine pop and die off about as often as I put gas in the Jeep. If I could have a bonfire in my apartment instead, I'd do it. The trick would be getting firewood. I could just take old furniture out of dumpsters to use as kindling. That would work pretty well, you know, unless it exploded (friggin' synthetics)
The computer printer thing does piss me off especially in light of ink cartridges costing almost as much the device.
Cell phones: my last two 'military spec' ones died due to internal electronics failure whereas the cases were still intact. I am now running a Nextel Motorola Brute; hopefully it will last more than 2 years.