do you through away the broken machines you have at home or send to repair?

@alilin28 (1530)
Uruguay
February 14, 2010 7:31am CST
hi mylotters, how are you?¬° i was thinking about the broken machines we have at home, like a digital camera, a monitor or a music mp3 player.. do you send to repair your broken machines u have at home, or you are the persons who think that has not a peny to send to repair because the reparation cost more than if we buy it again¬°?? here, some things we not send to repair because we can buy the same thing more new is cheaper than if we send to repair.. the other day my dad sent to repair the freezer he has and cost 1/3 of the pricce if he would be a new one.. i said what did he do it, and he said that philips machines are good machines and it would be live more years.. really i didnt understand, because with the same money he could buy a new one... whats about you? what do you think? really thanks for the responses, have a nice day
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18 responses
• India
14 Feb 10
I usually buy a new one if the machine has major problem.
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@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
15 Feb 10
hi dear! thanks to respond! have a nice day
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@atv818 (1987)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Feb 10
We try first to have it repaired but if the cost is almost the price of brand new, then we sell the machine to a merchant who buys second-hand and use the money to buy a new one.
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@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
14 Feb 10
thanks to respond and share with us! have a nice day
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• India
14 Feb 10
Well, I normally send the broken machines to repair as they can be fixed easily with some less cost instead of buying them over again. But recently, I had bought a Playstation 2 which was damaged due to some dvd which got stuck in it and I found out that its lens and motor has to be replaced which I had thought would not cost much. But after getting the estimated expense of repairing it, I found out that it would cost more than half of the price that I had invested in buying it. So, I decided not to repair it and have just kept it the way it is!!
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@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
14 Feb 10
its true, sometimes cost more thant if we goes to buy a new one.. thanks to rspond, have a nice day
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@happy2512 (1266)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
I am not fond of throwing away broken machines I always find a repair man to repair those machine but once it is unrepairable then I will throw it away or give it to someone else that can make use of it. But if it can be repaired then fine I would be happier so that I will not buy other stuff again.
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@coolsudan (313)
• India
14 Feb 10
most of the times i try repairing them myself but if it doesnt work then i use professional help....throwing the gadgets is the last option .....there are a lot of things to go to waste but i wont just throw the machines coz they are broken ....i will try to fix them to there limit and then if nothing is possible then i would recycle it
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
15 Feb 10
thanks to respond and share your opinion with me! have a nice day
@phoenix8606 (4977)
14 Feb 10
hi! when something breaks down at home,and it is something that I can buy really cheap and it doesn't worth to be repaired, then I just put it in the closet or on the attic and when i have some spare time and have nothing else to do, I get itand try to fix it and if I can, i just make something funny from it- like for example, we have an old Tv, which broke down several years ago, and t was so old that there was no point to repair it and I made something like a stand for my mother's flowers and she still use itSo we must be a little bit more creative with the old, broken and useless things at home
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
15 Feb 10
thanks to share your opinion with us! friend, have a nice day
@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Feb 10
hi alilin28 If I have a broken machine I first find out how much it would cost to repair it, and how much a new one would cost, then if it cost more to repair it than to buy a new one, if I had enough money I would throw it out and buy a new one. If on the other hand It was less costly to repair than to buy a new one, I would have said machine repaired. one should just use common sense.
@alilin28 (1530)
• Uruguay
15 Feb 10
yes, you are right, using commons sence we live better.. thanks to share your opinion with me, have a nice day
• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
well since i love doing things, i'll try my best to fix it first. whether it get worst or not, its not a problem. They key is trying, until some point i give up, then i'll send them to the profesionals.
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
15 Feb 10
It all depends on the cost of repair as opposed to the cost of a new one. Some things you are just better off buying new. I did send a digital camera to be repaired and that was because I had purchased insurance on it. It was such a hassle tho that if it weren't for the savings then I would not have bothered. I know the cost of a new battery for a wireless phone tends to be almost as much as the phone itself.
@23uday (2998)
• India
15 Feb 10
hi frined, I never thrown a broken of machine i will send to repair. In my home some of machines were not working so we kept a side. Some machines like Mixer,DVD player,Radio,AC(air conditioner),etc. I want to buy new products.Waste machines will be useful for any use thing purpose. Have a good day.
• South Africa
15 Feb 10
If something breaks and it is still within the warranty/guarantee then send it in for repairs as the production company should repair with no cost. If the machine is old, I would rather buy a new one especially if the repair cost is the same as the cost of a new machine. But sometime it is better to fix a machine, especially if the parts can still be found easily and if the machine is of high quality and it will last longer than a new machine once it has been repaired. One could say this is like a catch 22, not all new machine are of high durable quality and buying a new machine instead of fixing the old can lead to a loss in the long run. I think a freezer happens to be one of those durable items where one can say that you know what you've got where as a new freezer is an unknown and could have glitches that just can not be fixed. My mother had a stove like that, if you put on two hot plates, even at the lowest setting, the plates get as hot as the highest temperature and even though the stove had been sent in for repairs, the problem was never solved. If its quality that you have, it is worth the repair cost to have it repaired than to buy a new one.
@Tallygirl09 (1385)
• United States
15 Feb 10
It depends on the item and how much the repair would be. In your dad's case, Philips are good products and maybe he got a warranty to cover the repairs made. If it is something that I don't use alot, I might give it to someone who could fix it and hopefully they would be able to and then enjoy it. Looking around, the only broken thing right now is the hinge on the printer cover and that I can live with. I don't photo copy much, mostly when I print it's from e-mails or the web. I think it would cost more to fix it then to get a new one. Definitely more than 1/3 of the cost of a new one. So for now, it's technically broken but still works fine!! Take care!
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
you've better sell it out and buy a new one.
@jesoccer (90)
• United States
15 Feb 10
i throw them away because i think it is easier to just buy a new one at a store then sending it in and having to wait and wait ans wait.
@artee13 (126)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
In our home if there is a broken machine or gadget we tend to repair it because it is more expensive if you buy a new one and we don't change gadget often. There is still this T.V in the house that has been not used for years because it is broken but it still in our house.
• Estonia
14 Feb 10
Well if it is a big appliance, like refrigerator or electric stove, I would consider sending it to repair. Sometimes the break-down isn't serious at all, so it doesn't take much money to have it repaired. I would also have my cell phone repaired, if it doesn't cost too much, but if it was some severe defect, I would rather buy a new one. Same thing with other small electronics.
• United States
14 Feb 10
I think a few years ago it was a good idea to repair broken things around the house. I know years ago a friend of mine bought a digital watch. He paid a little over 300 dollars for it. At that time if you would have had one that broke you probably would have repaired it. Now you can buy something similar to that for 5 bucks so why bother just get a new one.
@p3ks626 (6548)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
We usually just throw it away. I had a broken player before and we sent it for repair but it turned out that the payment is almost the same as buying a new one. So from that very experience, I never have my things repaired anymore. Even though they are broken, I just keep them somewhere.