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My worst purchase was an engagement ring when I was 18,
Oz, more people experience that problem than you might think. Not everyone complains though. Seems often that things work well until you buy and install the optional “ring” feature.

I made the same optional purchase at age 18 and the oven suddenly stopped working. I wish I’d have known that the oven and some few other household appliances were networked together - but I didn’t know that until shortly after the oven stopped, and then so did the vacuum. Thank goodness I did dishes manually because any other dishwasher might have failed too.

Seems that I couldn’t make money fast enough to keep things running. After a year-and-a-half of repeated attempts at rebooting, I was unable to find the root problem so I deinstalled myself instead; I walked away from the “ring” and everything it seemed to be attached to.

I understand too that after more than 35 years and three more replacement “rings”, that model still doesn’t work right.

4 out of 10 would not recommend that model.
 
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Best purchase was a basic manual can opener, probably paid less than $2 for it, I bought as a freshman in college. Still in use today, it's outlived and outperformed at least three electric can openers over the years.

Worst purchase was an HP all-in-one printer. The damn thing was glitchy from day one, despite being the top rated printer in multiple sources I researched. It finally gave up the ghost a little better than two years after I bought it, and I was stuck with a couple hundred dollars worth of replacement cartridges.
 

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Oz, more people experience that problem than you might think. Not everyone complains though. Seems often that things work well until you buy and install the optional “ring” feature.

I made the same optional purchase at age 18 and the oven suddenly stopped working. I wish I’d have known that the oven and some few other household appliances were networked together - but I didn’t know that until shortly after the oven stopped, and then so did the vacuum. Thank goodness I did dishes manually because any other dishwasher might have failed too.

Seems that I couldn’t make money fast enough to keep things running. After a year-and-a-half of repeated attempts at rebooting, I was unable to find the root problem so I deinstalled myself instead; I walked away from the “ring” and everything it seemed to be attached to.

I understand too that after more than 35 years and three more replacement “rings”, that model still doesn’t work right.

4 out of 10 would not recommend that model.
LOL,yeah I pretty well gave up on that idea.I will complain though,it cost over 450 hours hard work and I don't believe it was reciprocated in time or effort,lol.
 

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Sears Craftsman tools. Top notch.
Bad? Refrigerators. A HVAC buddy fixes commercial freezers and refrigerators. He told me all about planned obsolescence and how these things are not worth even trying to fix.:(
 

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That's still a matter of debate for me, but I'd say jumping in and buying yet another new truck prematurely. Should have waited but it's been worth it. Worst purchase was the worst cell phone I've ever seen. Sony Ericsson flip phone. Good grief it was so poorly made it fell apart. Literally.
 

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Oz, more people experience that problem than you might think. Not everyone complains though. Seems often that things work well until you buy and install the optional “ring” feature.

I made the same optional purchase at age 18 and the oven suddenly stopped working. I wish I’d have known that the oven and some few other household appliances were networked together - but I didn’t know that until shortly after the oven stopped, and then so did the vacuum. Thank goodness I did dishes manually because any other dishwasher might have failed too.

Seems that I couldn’t make money fast enough to keep things running. After a year-and-a-half of repeated attempts at rebooting, I was unable to find the root problem so I deinstalled myself instead; I walked away from the “ring” and everything it seemed to be attached to.

I understand too that after more than 35 years and three more replacement “rings”, that model still doesn’t work right.

4 out of 10 would not recommend that model.
My optional ring feature has worked well for over 40 years. I won't call it a purchase, but it is a necessity for me.
 

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Best purchase was a basic manual can opener, probably paid less than $2 for it, I bought as a freshman in college. Still in use today, it's outlived and outperformed at least three electric can openers over the years.

Worst purchase was an HP all-in-one printer. The damn thing was glitchy from day one, despite being the top rated printer in multiple sources I researched. It finally gave up the ghost a little better than two years after I bought it, and I was stuck with a couple hundred dollars worth of replacement cartridges.
printers can be a b*&ch!
 

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Worst purchase was a handmade burger in a restaurant in Liverpool. It was pretty packed that lunchtime and there was a small queue for tables. As I was seated I noticed a girl behind me and asked if she wanted to share the table - which she did. Very expensive burger as 7 years later we divorced and I pretty well lost everything.

Best purchase was a ceiling fan with a light for the bedroom. Absolute bliss on hot muggy summer nights when you can't get cool.

I won't buy another HP product ever again after I had a HP printer. They use a chip in the cartridges that basically times out so you can't use them - even if they are full. Printer ink is a big scam - more expensive than human blood.
 
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