This is a silly question, but i always wonder - when ordering stuff from companies that have to produce a lot of various items in the run up to Christmas in order to meet demand, if it is better to wait until non-gift-giving times, so that the stock is composed of items that weren't produced during the rush.
The idea, in my mind, is that in the time approaching Christmas, workers may make more mistakes (even the tiniest of ones that are merely cosmetic - a stitch or two off here, a misaligned hem there, etc.) than at other times. I'm not questioning Tom Bihn's quality control, but just wondering from a human nature perspective.
Has anybody noticed such a trend in any products they've bought from small companies that probably have this approaching-Christmas rush?
I ask, because I was cleaning something with a can of acetone, and accidentally knocked it ALL OVER my Brain Bag. I took everything out of it, and am letting it all evaporate, and I doubt there are any easily-disolvable parts to the bag (except maybe the waterproof coating inside, which doesn't look like it was touched), but was thinking of replacing it given my worries about that. Also, the waterproof lining I mentioned is starting to get a little ragged after all these years.