I just deeply regretted buying a Marubishi electric fan. Apparently, it’s Asian. It sounds Japanese, right? When I checked the box, there was no “made in wherever” label. I looked for anything that resembled printed material. In my search, I found the warranty card. The only address there was a Philippine company. Hmm. Fishy, fishy. I then realized that the Filipinos acknowledge that when an electronic device is made in Japan, it’s bound to be of high quality. Ooh. Figured.
But the reason I’m blogging about is to warn my countrymen from buying Marubishi. Though it was on sale, from Php 745 ($16.65)*, I only paid Php 705 ($15.75), I think it would have been worth an extra Php 700 ($15.64) to get a decent National electric fan. It was pretty noisy at some angles, despite having a relatively weak wind output strength.
Yet despite the fact that I have two major reasons why I do not like the electric fan, it redeemed itself in my perception when I saw a usage suggestion in the box: turn the fan 180° and you have an “air circulator”. Funny, I just realized the box said “air circulator” instead of “electric fan”. How is an “air circulator” different from an electric fan anyway? Is it supposed to be a special appliance after all?
I also just realized another thing. If you turn the thing at the said angle, you can actually put one of them cloth dancing things they always have in open-air concerts and shows.. Hmm. This thing has potential after all!
So despite my earlier complaint of this “air circulator” being so not worth my money, since I saw its potential, I guess I can live with it after all!
The bit on why you shouldn’t buy a not-so-well-known laptop brand would be on the next post. Toodles!
*These are based on October 5, 2007 conversion rates.