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Old 11-11-2001, 10:25 PM
Earthling Earthling is offline
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Up a creek with no paddle
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Before these things got to be popular, they used to be commercial/industrial products, meaning they're supposed to last longer, which was their appeal to those with the means (both money and access to sources in the trade) to get them. But now it's become trendy and available to anyone who can drive to a suburban shopping center. This is one man's experience.

Another part of it, I'd say, is just to show us that the people who can afford these things are different/better than the rest of us. It's an ever-changing game; when the proles got Sub-Zeros, the moneyed ones moved on to Traulsens.