What Do You Do With Your Old Electronics?

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Registered: 05-29-2012
What Do You Do With Your Old Electronics?
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 12:07pm

When you buy a new computer, laptop, tv, etc., what do you do with the old one?

We don't have a place to recycle them, so mine tend to just pile up in the basement and then eventually get put outside with the garbage and the metal pickers take them. Seems such a waste.

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Sun, 09-16-2012 - 12:26pm

My first computer, Windows 98 that gave me so many problems and helped me learn about the inside of the computer....lol,, I cleaned my personal stuff off and sold it to a neighbor who if there was anything left on there wouldn't have known how to find it or what to do with it if she did....and altho she has upgraded she still keeps that old computer to play games on...

My XP desktop I gave to my oldest grandson and he is still using it. My XP laptop I gave to my son who don't do much on the computer but email and surf.....

The only other thing we have had besides tracfones which we deactivated and gave to the little kids to play with, a year ago March we had our tv go bad at home, so we ventured into the flat screen era.....about time? Well we are of the age that says if it ain't broke don't fix it....well it broke..... We talked to the garbage man and he said just sit it out by my garbage to be picked up and if no one takes it he will pick it up.....so we did.....Pretty easy around here...