The Story of Electronics

by Katy on November 18, 2010 · 3 comments

Please keep this in mind when you’re doing your holiday shopping, or when telling friends and family what you want.

Katy Wolk-Stanley
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

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Katie November 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Thanks for posting this. I watched it recently and it motivated me to look into getting a refurbished phone instead of a new one after my old phone broke. I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of buying a used phone off Craigslist, so this was a good option for me. Other folks who are shopping around for cell providers or are looking into upgrading their phones should know that both Sprint and AT&T will sell you a refurbished phone. I was able to get a refurbished phone for free with my new AT&T plan! Probably other providers have something like this, too, and many of the cell providers will also take back their old phones and accessories for reuse/recycling. I need to look further into the environmental safety of the cell providers’ recycling programs, though.


Laurie December 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm

The battery in my 3 year old pay-as-you-go cell phone wasn’t holding a charge any more. I thought about getting a new phone, with new features, but that felt wasteful. The phone was only $19.99… but after scouring the internet, I could buy a new battery for 7.99 with free shipping. Now, the only thing going to the dump is the old battery. I hope my old phone will last another 3 years!


Laurie December 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

(oops, not the dump; the hazardous waste place)


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