I am irritated beyond belief after spending the morning running around looking for a replacement jar for our blender. The old one had long been cracked but when we noticed a chip out of it, we thought maybe glass in the morning smoothies might well counteract the health benefits of fresh fruits and veggies. Clearly it was time for a replacement.
I bought the blender years ago and had already broken one jar which I easily replaced at our local Fred Meyer. That was three or four years ago. As of today none of the stores I tried (Fred's, Target, Kmart) sell replacement blender jars. I can order one online but it will cost nearly as much as a new blender with postage and take a week or two to arrive.
So here I am, pretty much forced to buy a new blender when the old one worked just fine. And I guess I'm just supposed to toss the old motor. I spoke with someone at each store and indicated my extreme displeasure with the scam they had going. By the third stop I was pretty wound up and the nice man at Kmart agreed that it was a very wasteful and stupid policy.
And then he pointed out the really good deal they had on their high end blender. Which I bought. And while it made quick work of the carrots, spinach, and fruits in the first smoothie, I still find myself wondering how in the world we can get away with such wasteful consumption.
Update--to make matters worse, new blender is a piece of cr*p which stopped working on the second use after the motor mechanism stopped turning due to a stripped out shaft. Unbeleivable. More for the landfill and I still don't have a functioning blender.