|This should not happen after six weeks of wear.|
Why are prices continually on the rise for practically everything while quality keeps going down? Is this the new ploy companies are using these days to boost their bottom line since whatever we seem to buy needs replacing much sooner than years before?
Let me illustrate. My guy bought a pair of inexpensive Champion running shoes from Target. Instead of wearing them right away, he forgot about them for a while and set them aside in their box. Finally, he decided to wear them. Everything seemed fine for about six weeks.
|This is the pair of shoes after six weeks of wear.|
Driving home, he felt something under his feet like the car’s floor mat slipped and coming up, getting in the way of his gas and brake petals. However, this was not due to our floor mat since ours does lock in place. When he finally came home, he noticed the shoes had separated at the sole on one shoe.
I don’t know about you, but I think consumers deserve longer than six weeks of wear before needing to buy another pair so soon. He called the Champion Company about the substandard quality of those shoes and the bad glue used.
Instead of showing any regard for the consumer, the company never returned his call as they said they would. Why would they bother? They know the consumer has no other choice because this is the extent of the quality that you can expect these days.
Therefore, it is a good idea to always pack an extra pair of shoes in your car. Yet, shoes are just one example of this substandard quality these days.
Cleaning products are another. I had bleach that I assumed was in the same plastic container as always, only the ingredients of this new plastic were so weak that it leaked through the bottle all over my laundry room floor. The bleach was powerful enough to eat through this thin material to make a hole. Watch your cleaning products carefully because they are not to be trusted.
Makeup is still another. I remember compacts and palettes used to be made of plastic, not cardboard and come with brushes and sponge tipped applicators. Of course, those tools were not the best, but they were inside and handy.
I can go on and on about the dropping quality of things we buy today, which is really sad when you think about it. Profit is one thing, but making products that the companies manufacture deliberately with cheaper materials just to keep us buying is wrong. Did you have any experiences like this lately?