Monday, February 13, 2012

Blast from the past

Warranty Week article from 2004

Its pretty interesting to see how many of these firms with 20 year warranties didn't make it 5 more years as a company before folding, or being acquired by other firms.  Most of these firms that were bought out aren't honoring the warranties offered at the time of sale, which could be the #1 reason to avoid modular equipment altogether.  

Even is under different ownership than the writing of this article.  However, the message still rings true today: 

Whether they're made of steel, plywood, plastic, or paper, the ramps and rails installed in skateboard parks are sold with a warranty. But whether the warranty lasts for a year or 20 years seems to have more to do with marketing than the strength of the materials used.

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