Will this chip shortage lead to something better?

Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

So there's a microchip shortage and it's really messing things up in the consumer world.  It didn't have to be this way.

I for one would be first in line to buy a new washer and dryer without any chips - but good luck finding them!  You know, they used to make perfectly good washers and dryers ( I still have some) that didn't require these parts.  Maybe this shortage will make manufacturers realize that we could actually still function without them. 

Sometimes simpler really is better.

old time clothes washer

No this not my washer, but I bet it still works!

Thanks for listening to my rant about today's crappy appliances.


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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
26 Baldwin Ave, Paia HI 96779
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Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Aloha Georgie - I think shortages of all kinds(along with other changes) can provide pause and reflection to what's really important.  Yes, and something "better" may be the result while still moving forward.  

May 11, 2021 03:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Georgie... appliances with chips certainly complicate the machinery, just as it does with cars today which I think are computers on wheels at this point in time. But that being said, I can't say I've had issues with any of my appliances... but one. Of course, I always try to buy top of the line equipment and it's worth the extra money.

May 11, 2021 04:35 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I remember so well my mother;s wringer washer. I also remember how angry she got when I used the cover to go sliding down the nearby slopes and returned it all dented

May 11, 2021 05:43 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Georgie! Yes, it is hard to find so many things due to the chip shortage.

May 11, 2021 06:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No chip problems in my corner of the world.  However, I do understand the problem, and how about hunkering down with a chocolate chip cookie and watching the waves!  This is my solution for chip shortage.  A

May 11, 2021 09:04 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

When we try to force simplicity into life, we really take it out of life. I think when we quicken our pace we hurry our way through life. Not always the best option.

May 11, 2021 09:17 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The shortage of chips is a major planning error by manufacturers.

There are thousands of unfinished vehicles sitting on lots.

May 11, 2021 09:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Georgie- I'm with you. Things seem to be built these days to be thrown away when broken. Isn't that a shame. 

May 12, 2021 01:41 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for all the great comments!   Let's all have a chocolate chip cookie!

May 13, 2021 09:07 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

My mother had a Whirlpool and 25 years later it was still working, go figure those were the days they made them to last not to replace.... I hear the chip shortage is causing havoc on the car sales too, Endre

May 15, 2021 10:31 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

That does really happen sometimes: You can be as simple as do you want to be with your idea and ican still work for the better

May 18, 2021 10:31 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It actually probably will lead to something significant come in my experience with various tech

May 23, 2021 08:34 PM