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According to a recent article on the environmental blog Grist, we have Walmart to thank for our stuff falling apart. The argument goes like this: thanks to Walmart’s never-ending quest to lower prices, we’re seeing a steady drop in the quality and durability of clothing, electronics, and other items. This means we have to replace our stuff more, which in turn means we’re spending more and doing damage to the environment. This line of reasoning
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I recently had the unfortunately experience of having the bearing go on my dryer and had to decide if I would fix it or replace it. This is never an easy choice and was especially painful because it’s the most convenient, easy to use dryer we’ve ever owned. For the curious, I should say that it was a Fisher & Paykel, top load, drum, propane dryer. It’s so much easier to get at laundry reaching straight down, rather than trying to bend over
If you bought a single ice blended coffee drink every morning for a year at one of the big coffee chains, at more than $3 for even the small sizes, you’re talking more than $1,000. That’s more than most people are paying each year for cable or internet access!
Several companies are trying to cash in on the phenomenon while easing the cost of your habit with home frappe machines–but how do you know if any of them are good? Well, this is one of those times where writing for a savings
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