I have not bought nor eaten any stuff from Old Chang Kee which i find overpriced. Its currypuff sell at $1.30 which i find exorbitant. With same amount i can buy 9 currypuffs at JB, Msia at RM3. Moreover i don't see anything great about eating an overpriced currypuff spit out from a machine compared to home-made ones from a hawker in JB,Msia.
I surfed onto their corporate website & took a look at its financial report:
Depreciation is computed on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:
Leasehold building – Over the remaining lease terms
Machinery and equipment – 5 years to 10 years
Motor vehicles – 5 years
Renovation – 5 years to 10 years
Electrical fittings – 5 years to 10 years
Furniture – 5 years to 10 years
Computers – 5 years
Wow, their computers depreciated over 5 years. There's darn frugal. Personally i'm satisfied as long as my computer & related equipment can breach 3years of usage.
How many people buy stuff with a target of how long to use the item before allowing a new replacement purchase? Not many people can resist peer pressure when many people around are spending to upgrade to latest gadgets.