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Technology relegated to the loft 1 month 3 weeks ago #3725818

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Did you buy a new TV mobile phone stereo system microwave oven lawnmower tablet etc when your current one was less than two years old and working perfectly? Then wondered if you'd just wasted your money?

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Technology relegated to the loft 1 month 3 weeks ago #3725838

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Wait until they stop working or slow down so much that I get frustrated. Phones usually end up dying a death for one reason or another then I have to replace them.

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Technology relegated to the loft 1 month 3 weeks ago #3725849

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I don't buy new unless something quits working and can't be fixed.
Why would I?
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No. I keep things until they stop working; at which point I try to repair them. If the item can’t be fixed, or isn’t worth fixing, only then I will purchase a new one.
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Technology relegated to the loft 1 month 3 weeks ago #3725900

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I am the same, if it’s still works then it’s ok with me……I don’t discard anything just because it’s not the latest model.
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Technology relegated to the loft 1 month 3 weeks ago #3726045

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Keep things till they are broke. A lot of times these days it's not worth fixing things as it costs too much, unless you can do it yourself. Better off paying a little more and getting new.

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Technology relegated to the loft 1 month 3 weeks ago #3726168

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My electronics go way the Best By date. I was recently forced to retire my 3G dumbphone because the local towers no longer support 3G cell service. Like the Curate's Egg, this PC has a broken audio jack, broken touch screen, and flaky SD card slot (it's only 10 years old) but many parts are still useable. My table radio (ghetto blaster style) is about 16 years old. My garage door opener is closing in on 20 years. Long as they work, I intend to run all of them into the ground, giving up only when they are smoking ruins.

Not in the loft but on a shelf in the basement is my first PC, an IMSAI 8080 from 1977, and my first x86 PC, an IBM AT from 1987. Never heard of an IMSAI? Those were the high-end PCs, CP/M instead of MS-DOS, before the days of Apple and the IBM PC. Mine was assembled by hand, as in solder the parts to the circuit boards, and had a long service life, nearly 20 years. It even has a real front panel with paddle switches and blinking lights, like the old Big Iron computers in museums.

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Technology relegated to the loft 1 month 2 weeks ago #3730530

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Might have a bit of a stock take after the new year and anything no longer being used by me, will offer it on my local Freecycle group where I live .

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