What is life going to be like after Brexit, when everything tumbles into a state of total market freedom? We’re going to have to rely on internet reviews even more to find out what works and what doesn’t. I’ve been looking for things using the search term ‘motion’. A clear picture emerged from only a few reviews:
“Firstly, this product comes with only Polish installation instructions; fortunately, it’s not difficult to install. However what isn’t clear in the listing is that it is smaller & therefore does not fit into a standard pattress. I managed to make an adapter plate in order to mount it the way I need, but it was a waste of time because once installed I discovered that the detection range is very poor. It’s claimed 160 degrees is dubious – it behaved much worse than a cheaper 140 degree sensor I intended to replace. Sent back for a refund. Opening the box, these seemed fine. The plastic is a totally different plastic to usual poo bags, it's more rustly and seems thicket. However after the first use 3/4 of a roll I found that when trying to turn the bags inside out as you need to when picking up a handful of poo they have no flexibility and rip right down the middle around half of the time
“What did cause me difficulty was the extreme sensitivity of the motion sensor. I have a similar device fitted to the ceiling in my porch, which works very well as people and dogs come and go through the doors at either end. There's no messing about with light switches when you're dealing with a couple of dogs who need cleaning-up after being out in the rain. So I thought I would install a similar arrangement for the set of tiny LEDS in the en-suite adjoining our master bedroom. Who wants to grope for a light-switch when their brain is befuddled at two in the morning? Let technology do the work; set it to remain on for twenty seconds after detecting the last movement, and light-switch night terrors would be history. Well the box is nice and the bags seem really strong, but i have had these a week now thus using around 15 and I would say 10-11 of them have ripped as i try to turn them inside out. I only have a little jug wouldn’t want to try and pick a hefty one up with these!
“Such a waist of money. All bag split open when you try to take if off the role and if your successful getting one off without splitting it then your finger gose through when your picking up the [poo]. DONT BUY waist of money.”
OK. I have copied two or three reviews from the net to mash together two disparate meanings of motion (I imagine you think I think that’s funny. You’re right.). But the point is, we are moving towards a place where we don’t want interfering bureaucrats in Brussels or anywhere else telling us what’s good or bad, not when we’ve got Trip Advisor and TrustPilot, etc., etc. because in a marketplace governed by the complete and perfect delivery of knowledge our purchasing decisions will all be based on perfect market knowledge (obviously). It sounds so simple! It’s self-regulating! Bad guys will be driven out! And we’re hooked on it. It doesn’t seem to matter that many reviews will be false, whereas it is hard to falsify a law—I’m afraid capitalism is usually five steps ahead of the law anyway, and now that our lawmakers are about to find they have less to do, we’ll all become even more beholden to Trip Advisor et al. Great stuff! Keep the crap out of my life! We’re all free! The rip-offs will die out just like that!
I recognise of course that what I have chosen as exciting examples of failed expectations expose what things are like even whilst we are still members of the EU. Nothing’s perfect. But how much better will they be when we’re free—eh? No more fingers ‘going through’ I dare say. What will slip through our fingers is the bigger picture, whilst we’re distracted fretting over our micro-consumer choices.