http://time.com/money/4235586/products-with-lifetime-guarantee/ Seriously? Another supply-side entity always blaming the customer? The ones told to buy whatever with a smiling dance and jingle? For which customers have been increasingly strapped for cash so naturally they will gravitate to what they can afford at the given time despite increase after increase of "strong profits"? And, honestly, does it cost more to use a piece of metal for a pipe coupler than plastic? Or ball bearings instead of sleeve bearings? Assuming Americans know even the slightest amount of detail for those parts?? Is there proof that the higher priced item really costs that much more or is someone other than a customer trying to blame and play everyone as the problem when their gouging, fleecing, and promoting an ersatz appearance of "quality" closer TO a problem?