• Erin says:

    Sorry, gotta wade in. Yes, it is unreasonable to ask for a quality zipper on our garments when the expectation is cheap, cheap, cheaper the better. A quality zipper costs sometimes 4 times the cost of an offshore brand and pennies saved are profit. If, as consumers, we were more concerned with quality than cost the stuff that falls apart after a couple of uses would disappear from the shelves. Places like Walmart and Superstore would not exist to keep pushing the prices down to unreasonable levels. Take a look at some of the products we buy and seriously think whether it really can be manufactured for the price we want to pay. I can buy white t-shirts for under $1.50 wholesale. Who can possibly manufacture it for that price? The fabric costs more than that. Consumers stop buying crap, it is more expensive in the long run.
    OK, done now.

    • Phyllis says:

      Well said and I agree with you totally. The expectations for cheap clothing prices is crazy and like everything else you get what you pay for. The thing is though, in most cases you will not find a medium level quality of clothing. I would prefer to purchase something that would last but surely we don’t need to spend $1,000 for a simple, casual jacket…can’t there be something between the two that will last? I totally agree that if we were to pay more it would be less expensive in the long run. Appreciate your comments…

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