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Old 06-25-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Did you ever wear out or or use up or break anything, and have to buy a new one, and found that the new one was actually a better product than than what it replaced? Not simply had more gadgets or features, but was actually a better thing in terms of how you expected your old one to perform.

Tell us about it. Anything from a car to a dish towel.

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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2013 Ford Edge
Replaced
2007 Ford Edge.

Transmission is 100% improved.
Gas mileage is better.
AC works better.

It is just a vehicle that they have worked on for several years and made basic improvements. The benefit of having hundreds of thousands racking up mileage and feedback is apparent.
I like some of the new toys, too. Of course.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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Every automobile we've purchased since 1990.

We used to trade in cars in 5 or so years because they were junk. Now we keep them an average of 13 years. Quieter, less maintenance, better mileage, etc.

TV sets. We replaced 3 CRT with LCD. Better.

Computers. Replaced desktops with laptops. Smaller, faster, portable, etc.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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That's interesting, what you say about cars. I had an old rusty '86 Olds Cutlass Wagon, and I happened to stop the Olds dealership sometime around 1999 to see if Olds was still making a wagon (they weren't). The salesman nodded at my car and said "If I could get a hundred of those in here, I'd sell them all by tomorrow."

Similar story, I had a '91 Toyota Previa that I had in the shop for new wiper blades, and there was the latest Sienna sitting there, about an '02, the first year they had run-flat tires, and not even a place to stow a spare if you wanted one. I asked the service manager if he'd drive that car to Alaska, he just laughed.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Every cell phone I have ever owned.
Every computer.
Every piece of cookware.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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So many things I could not list them all. However the one that stands out was my recent purchase of the new 65 inch 3D curved television by Samsung. It is way better then the 40 inch flat screen I had before. The biggest thing that amazes me is how it can turn any tv show or movie that is 2D into 3D.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:20 AM
 
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Good question, The best thing I get is Smart Bulb. I am really happy to use it and I think it is really a very useful thing. It is a voice recognition device, the best part is that you can switch it by saying only voice switch light. You don't have to come out of your warm bed to turn off light or no need to find the switch board in dark to switch it on. Really useful thing.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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My LED lights. Seriously, I bought 5 different brands, found 2 that were better then my old light bulbs, and then replaced all of my lightbulbs as they burned out one by one. I have not replaced any of the LED ones in 18 months. The light is excellent.

I should mention-the other 3 LED light bulbs? 2 sucked badly, and one almost made the cut....
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