from what I remember of my research (though unfortunately I didn't write it down and can't find it now), your anecdotal evidence about household appliances is absolutely correctly. They're also harder to repair because they're more complex (and because repair rights are dwindling). But we also used to spend a lot more on these items than we do now!

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