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From toothbrushes to coffee makers to computers: Europe fines Asus, Pioneer, Philips for rigging prices of kit

Chris G Silver badge

They should take a look at a lot of the power tool manufacturers like Bosch, Dewalt and Milwaukee. Many of their prices are absurd, particularly as I notice the quality has dropped on a lot of tools from the higher end makers.

They all seem to want you to replace more often but at a premium price, you are lucky if anything lasts as much as ten years (a lot is fine tuned to clap out the day after warranty expires), fridges would often last twenty years, five is good now.

On the warranty thing , I see a future where IoT connection could be abused with regard to 'trabsmitted failure' but then I'm just a paranoid old geezer.

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