Upgrading Versus Wearing Out Your Electronics

Upgrading Versus Wearing Out Your Electronics

Sarah Rae Smith
May 25, 2010

In a world where technology updates itself every single day, sometimes it can feel frustrating to try to be at the top of the game. If you buy an iPhone today, it often feels as though there's a new version the very next day! Do you keep up with what's new, or would you use what you have until it dies a slow death 20 years later?

In a time where selling off working electronics as decent prices is possible (thank you eBay and Craigslist), is there any reason we should keep our old electronics other than ease and comfort of use?

Even though we still use a stereo receiver that's almost as old as we are, it still works beautifully and doesn't complicate our audio listening process with extra buttons, buzzers or scrolling LCD displays. Sometimes we dream about upgrading, but the truth is new products can be intimidating to purchase and use, especially if you don't have time to train yourself on its usage.

So what would you rather do? Keep things until they bust, or push them out the door the second the latest product is released? Let us know below!

(Image: Flickr member KWDesigns licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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