I received yet another defective item today. Maybe it's just that I relocated a great distance, so sold my belongings at one end and had a lot to buy new at the other end. But it sure seems like companies are putting out nothing but crap these days.
This time I got a new PC, which arrived with the internal speakers either missing, not fully connected, or simply non-functioning. I don't really know. Just know that the OS said it couldn't connect to the speakers. My bluetooth speakers and headset worked fine, so I know there is a problem at the point of the internal speakers.
The customer service person actually tried troubleshooting it with me. Finally I just had to tell him that the only way to possibly do anything about it would be for me to open up the chassis and try to secure the speakers with tiny screwdrivers that I don't posses, so why not just send me a replacement?
So Many Replacements!
In the last 3 months I've replaced:
- Two different mattresses, and finally had to just flip the 3rd one so the smelly memory foam is on the bottom
- A portable back massager (which are awesome when they aren't falling apart)
- A chipped picture frame
- A coffee table that came with no hardware
- A hammock with a hole literally burned through the straps
- A folding table with missing legs
- This new computer with no sound
That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but I do recall the UPS guy coming back and forth more than this. It's been a lot of shoddy workmanship and lack of quality control.
It's gotten so that when I buy something and get it home and it actually works properly, I'm surprised and delighted.
Have you been experiencing a decrease in quality these days?
Maybe it's just that I hadn't really bought much in years before my move, so it's just been a long time since I bought things being manufactured now. How far we have fallen.