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Flash Alexander
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
62 yr old basement dweller focused on Graphic Design, Web Technologies, Social Media & Photoshop

Current Residence: Fort Collins, CO
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Favourite genre of music: 70's
Favourite photographer: Bill LaBrie
Favourite style of art: Photographic
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Personal Quote: Real Life Has No Reset Button
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When I was a kid and attached a clothespin to my nose, my ear, my fingers; it hurt! Today, due to the Walmart effect one can cover oneself in clothespins with no ill effect.
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Walmart does such a great job of beating up vendors over price that their products have to suffer to be included in Walmart's inventory. Take the clothespin, it looks  like the clothespin of days gone by, yet the wood is closer to balsa wood than the hard woods of vintage clothspins. The spring is cheapo pot metal that has no real spring to it. Overall it is thinner, lighter and a flimsy visage of its former self.

Extend that business model over a huge array of consumer products and you have a bunch of cheap Chinese crap that fails to make the grade. After a season of lawn mowing, your mower's wheel axles will be bent from making the turns about ones property, especially if one has a thick lush lawn. That out door water fountain will have its paint peeling, plumbing failing and electrical components fizzling long before the first fall leaf falls. I wonder if Chinese car bumpers have their chrome peeling off or corroding away within the first ten thousand miles? Oh heck, they probably don't use chrome; too expensive!

Our screen door has a pneumatic shock absorber, designed to keep the door from slapping one in the ass when using that portal. This particular dampener allowed the door from its wide open position to spring closed 85% before any dampening took place. I made a conscious decision to avoid Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes and the like and opted for the locally owned Fort Collins Ace Hardware (Harmony and LeMay) in my shopping trip to replace that cheap closer with a top notch model. Once I got it installed and egressing the doorway, I was promptly slapped in the ass! I've had similar experiences with my toilet flushing handle and sink sprayer. Cheap Chinese crap, all of it.

How can we fight back? bit.ly/jOSoW ?

As the economy worsens Walmart's stock is going up. I no longer shop there but am hard pressed to avoid product disappointment as there are no shops who aren't in the tank for cheap Chinese crap. Do you think there is an opportunity for a store who's business model would be promoting "Not Cheap Chinese Crap" or "Vintage Made in America"?

If you know where a functional replacement door closing dampener can be purchased I would appreciate the information. Summer is here and I don't need to have a daily ass whacking.
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QuickColorado Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Gawd! My cheap Chinese reading glasses just broke!
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