As you may or may not of noticed we are consumers in a driven market aimed at fools. So often we all purchase items that are heavily marked up under the impression that the purchased item will be of greater longer lasting quality.
This is not so. Not unless the item is made by hand with quality workmanship or custom made for some end.
No longer are things made to last. They are made to fail and the price you pay for the item has no handhold on how long it will last. Please remember this as you wander through the iles of your local large electrical store next time.