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Old 14 Feb 2004, 12:33 pm
jim
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Default being too cheap and changing the way you think

couple of months back i was replacing a gate.. cedar 1 by 6 in. 6 ft
tall. i had some hardware on there that was about 30 yrs. old. it was
good quality stuff but the rust kinda messed up the threads on the
bolts and nuts.. i got out the taps and dies and told my wife that it
was goona be a bitch to get all this rust off... she then said.. how old
is the stuff: about 30 yrs.. she then said: well how many times do you
think you gonna have to do this again??? i realized that for the time
and energy that i was gonna put into this job that i could have just as
easily walked to the hardware store and for a few bucks got new stuff,
which i did.... i just have it in my mind that something needs fixing
and i can do it, so why buy new if the old stuff still works.........
kinda hard to get off of this way of thinking......
kinda like the time a ceiling fan switch lost its chain pull... i
figured i would get a new switch... went to three local hardware stores
and none thad them... i then drilled out the rivets to take the switch
apart.. then had to make some screws long enough to put the switch back
together..... took a long time do do with the screws(finally used the
shafts of the rivets that i put in the die to put on some threads.....
took all this time and one day out at home depot find a wall of these
switches for fans for about $3.00 each.... kinda made me feel bad
after messing with the old switch.... is anyone out there feels like
this???? sometimes does too much to fix junk that it only seems right to
them????
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Old 14 Feb 2004, 04:27 pm
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Default Re: being too cheap and changing the way you think

Well I am not exactly sure where you are coming from but as far as opinions
on repairing or replacing things I have found the that it is inevitable
(hope I spelled that correctly) that the older the person the more they
think they can just repair things cheaper and with less hassle than going
out and purchasing a new product that is better and cheaper. Usually it is
also faster to replace than repair.

Most of the time, depending on the product of course, it simply isn't safe
or in anyone's best interest to repair items. For example repairing wheel
cylinders or repairing master cylinders or calipers. It is safer and more
cost effective to simply replace the item.

Or try to get an old person to replace a broken VCR or TV. Chances are they
think they can repair it cheaper. Shop rates on VCR repair are probably $40
on up a hour with a minimum charge of an hour. Hell I can get a new and
almost guaranteed better VCR for about $50.

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"jim" <jim@noname.com> wrote in message news:402E69EB.DB3@noname.com...
> couple of months back i was replacing a gate.. cedar 1 by 6 in. 6 ft
> tall. i had some hardware on there that was about 30 yrs. old. it was
> good quality stuff but the rust kinda messed up the threads on the
> bolts and nuts.. i got out the taps and dies and told my wife that it
> was goona be a bitch to get all this rust off... she then said.. how old
> is the stuff: about 30 yrs.. she then said: well how many times do you
> think you gonna have to do this again??? i realized that for the time
> and energy that i was gonna put into this job that i could have just as
> easily walked to the hardware store and for a few bucks got new stuff,
> which i did.... i just have it in my mind that something needs fixing
> and i can do it, so why buy new if the old stuff still works.........
> kinda hard to get off of this way of thinking......
> kinda like the time a ceiling fan switch lost its chain pull... i
> figured i would get a new switch... went to three local hardware stores
> and none thad them... i then drilled out the rivets to take the switch
> apart.. then had to make some screws long enough to put the switch back
> together..... took a long time do do with the screws(finally used the
> shafts of the rivets that i put in the die to put on some threads.....
> took all this time and one day out at home depot find a wall of these
> switches for fans for about $3.00 each.... kinda made me feel bad
> after messing with the old switch.... is anyone out there feels like
> this???? sometimes does too much to fix junk that it only seems right to
> them????



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Old 14 Feb 2004, 05:28 pm
Yuri Nebogatov
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Default Re: being too cheap and changing the way you think

no man i'm sorry
you're just too cheap
don't try to look for justification of this behaviour, instead try to put
energy into finding a treatment

"jim" <jim@noname.com> wrote in message news:402E69EB.DB3@noname.com...
> couple of months back i was replacing a gate.. cedar 1 by 6 in. 6 ft
> tall. i had some hardware on there that was about 30 yrs. old. it was
> good quality stuff but the rust kinda messed up the threads on the
> bolts and nuts.. i got out the taps and dies and told my wife that it
> was goona be a bitch to get all this rust off... she then said.. how old
> is the stuff: about 30 yrs.. she then said: well how many times do you
> think you gonna have to do this again??? i realized that for the time
> and energy that i was gonna put into this job that i could have just as
> easily walked to the hardware store and for a few bucks got new stuff,
> which i did.... i just have it in my mind that something needs fixing
> and i can do it, so why buy new if the old stuff still works.........
> kinda hard to get off of this way of thinking......
> kinda like the time a ceiling fan switch lost its chain pull... i
> figured i would get a new switch... went to three local hardware stores
> and none thad them... i then drilled out the rivets to take the switch
> apart.. then had to make some screws long enough to put the switch back
> together..... took a long time do do with the screws(finally used the
> shafts of the rivets that i put in the die to put on some threads.....
> took all this time and one day out at home depot find a wall of these
> switches for fans for about $3.00 each.... kinda made me feel bad
> after messing with the old switch.... is anyone out there feels like
> this???? sometimes does too much to fix junk that it only seems right to
> them????



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