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Things that last a surprisingly short amount of time...

66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
Opposite to other thread about things lasting a lifetime...

Be careful about naming & shaming specific brands

1. Earphones - seem to buy a pair every 2 months, I have tried buying good ones but they break as well so I just buy £5.99 ones now...

2. Bought a watch from a company which is meant to be a half decent make, it cost over £100 and it stopped working a month after the 2-year warranty ran out.

3. Dog toys!!!

4. Bottles of Scotch.. :sunglasses:

What can you think of??


  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,555 Disability Gamechanger
  • C_J
    C_J Community member Posts: 715 Pioneering
    Mobile phones ok they can now do lots more than they use to but don't last as long as the old one's and when your contract's getting near to be renewed it's strange how the battery life seems to diminish much faster.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    Agree with socks!! Mine last maybe 10-15 wears before developing a hole, I do walk a lot though. I have even tried the expensive socks like Happy Socks that I got for Christmas (£12 a pair!) and no difference with those I found.

    Also agree with mobile phones. :)
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    @66Mustang I always did have the same issue with socks as I’m a big walker too, I started buying Nike everyday socks and they last a really long time and are comfortable too (I was starting to get sick of throwing ones away so thought ‘these might be a good idea’) :D
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @bg844 for the suggestion :)

  • rustledjimm
    rustledjimm Community member Posts: 91 Pioneering
    Socks do seem to wear out rather quickly, I dislike walking about the house in my feet and it's been a touch warm lately for slippers. It's just surprising how quick the holes develop!

    Chocolate certainly doesn't last long in our house.

    In a less joking manner I've found certain brands of bagless hoovers just break more easily, despite keeping up with the maintenance as shown in their manuals. We bought a Henry hoover a few years ago now and have not had a SINGLE issue. Even using bags I think it's more environmentally friendly to be honest considering how often I had to call the manufacturer for replacement parts for the bagless ones.
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  • life
    life Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    edited July 2023
    Microwavable plates. I use them for microwaving ready meals but they keep getting cracked down the middle after about a month or two. Maybe I'm doing it wrong lol 🤷
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,195 Disability Gamechanger
    Snacks  B)

    Phone chargers. I seem to replace them all the time even if I buy the proper ones
  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 415 Pioneering


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