In a recent thread of mine, one of the posters mentioned that a particular manufactuer (Foodsaver) made it near nil to none impossible to get a replacement gasket for his unit.
In the same situation recently, I was recently looking to get a replacement *3 cup nonstick interior pot* for my Zojurushi rice cooker, only to discover it was $25+shipping. I easily just purchased a new 3 cup Zojurishi unit for $108 this week. Not worth IMO spending $30 on a unit that is a couple of years old .
What brands have you encountered that have been the same.
Stange to say, with power tools, there have been times when I sent in a tool back for $30 to get a brushed replaced, and the service factory did a whole refurbish incuding replacing the cord and even changing out some misc odds end at no cost ! Now that's what I call customer service if not keeping brand loyalty!