With a big purchase you may even want to run preliminary testing. Such a s a test drive with a car or researching with reviews. You want to understand everything about what you are going to purchase. My dad drilled this into me in a early age and it seems to me that all testers would want to do the same. This is testing for your purchases and not just the purchases of your clients. Why don’t you demand Quality in the things you buy? Also I am sure when you make something you will test it as well. This is just our nature but knowing that maybe you can test your life and figure out how to make it a quality life.
This is a basis my co-worker Joe and I are working on and we hope to get a podcast up. We will be testing all nerd things. Bring 2 worlds together. Check out www.testreactor.com in the future for podcast.