I enjoy purchasing labor saving gadgets that eliminate heat in my kitchen and will help me feed my family. Sometime I will tell you about my electric pressure cooker, so cool. I am always on the lookout for something that will make a difference. I look not just for myself, but also for my daughter and daughter in law. When I find something I like, I will give it as gifts to save their time and energy. I understand the pressure of having hungry people standing around like victims in a concentration camp.
This leads me to the eccentricities of the….box collection. In one corner of my garage I have the collection of superstitious warranty protections known as the original boxes. I understand the minute I throw the original box away I will have to return the product to the manufacturer or the place of purchase. This collection seems to ward off returns but it does take up space and look like a fire hazard. Most people purchase the extended warranty but I keep the box. Usually if I have a product fail it will fail immediately after I have discarded the carton.
I haven’t done any research on the relationship between buying products that continue to work without an entry in the box corner and those I have to return because I have thrown away the box. Nor do I have a big enough garage to do much more additional research. Surely there is grant money out there for such a study. If not, why not. Clean garage corner relationship to product failure, sounds real to me.