I was drying my hair this morning and I looked at my hairdryer and realised I got it when I was about 15, so it is 25 years old!! I just don't think things ever last that long anymore, or is that a myth? Do you expect things to last you years? I know my dad uses a really old Nokia phone still and is happy enough with it, he doesn't want a smart phone.
People seem to replace their phones regularly now, it does of course keep the economy rolling as people spend to replace items, but I am not sure it is doing the environment that much good. We are a consumer society whether we like it or not. There is a definite shift towards cheap, almost disposable items in areas such as a clothing rather than paying for better quality. Although I know that there is a trend to use local small businesses for Christmas gifts, or at least I have seen this on my Facebook feed. Handmade, bespoke gifts are likely to last longer than mass produced tat, one would hope.
Do you prefer quality or is it all down to price? What's the longest lasting product you have? I am sure someone can beat my hairdryer!