White goods are major consumer electronics that include mechanical components. This name emerged due to the tendency for these appliances to be white to match the kitchens, basements and outdoor environments where they are typically placed. White goods are primarily contrasted with brown goods -- electronics without major mechanical components that are more typically placed in living rooms, bedrooms and recreation rooms such that brown was a historically common color for these goods. The following are common examples of white goods.
White goods typically have very long life spans of 20 years or more and are always considered durable goods.Unlike brown goods, that are often updated due to product improvements and technological change, white goods are often used until they break down. Likewise, it is common to have white goods repaired when they malfunction.
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