Don't buy crap

by Volker Weber

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If there is one thing you should learn from this site, then it would be this: don't buy crap. Rather buy nothing at all.

We have too much stuff. Make the stuff you own really good. Many of the things I have are twenty, thirty, forty years old. When you buy gear, make sure the vendor has great support and does not abandon his products.

Most importantly, never ever buy knock-off products that only look like the real thing.

Comments

Ein kluger Ratschlag, den ich nur unterstützen kann. Und er gilt bei weitem nicht nur für Technik und Gadgets. Möbel und Schuhe sind weitere Beispiele für Dinge, bei denen Zeitlosigkeit im Design, durchdachte Details und Qualität in der Fertigung einen hoch erscheinenden Anschaffungspreis im Zeitverlauf mehr als rechtfertigen.

Tobias Vogel, 2016-04-26

Es gilt vor allem für andere Dinge des Lebens. "Fake Rolex" war meine erste Begegnung mit diesem Konsummist.

Volker Weber, 2016-04-26

Ich habe mir vor ca 30 Jahren eine Weller Lötstation gekauft. Als Student eine horrende Investition, gefühlt der Sprit für ein halbes Jahr. Mit der Umstellung auf SMD dachte ich, jetzt brauche ich eine neue. Nein, es gab einen Umbausatz für 20 Euro um die neuen SMD-Lötspitzen nutzen zu können. Für mich die beste Investition aller Zeiten. Neben dem Gedore Drehmomentschlüssel :-)

Jörg Hermann, 2016-04-26

Fun fact: GEDORE heißt GEbrüder DOwidat REmscheid. Da komm ich her. Und wo kommt die Idee für "vowe" her? :-)

Volker Weber, 2016-04-26

The definitions of value ostentation are fascinatingly personal things. If you have unlimited funds it may mean buying the best, most beautiful thing regardless of cost. Or it may mean something different, depending on where you are in life and what your burdens and desires are. The answers are not the same for each person, nor for each person over time.

Craig Wiseman, 2016-04-26

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