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posted May 11, 2017, 12:53 PM by Repair 2ReUse   [ updated May 25, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

Karen Esperanza Chooses Repair Instead Of  Buying New

posted May 11, 2017 by Karen Esperanza

Twenty years ago my husband gave me a nice watch for my birthday. Each year or so it would stop and I would replace the battery for about $10 and it was good to go for another 12 - 18 months! After about ten years of this my husband began to say "It's time to buy a new watch." I liked my watch and new watch seemed wasteful and unnecessary to me. Within the last couple of years installing a new battery no longer kept it going. My husband said it was worn out and needs to be replaced. What about just repairing it, I asked?  We took it to Arts Watch Repair and 15 min. later I had a new movement in my watch for $50 and it works like new again.

Sarah Grimm Repairs Before Buying New

posted Mar 14, 2013, 10:54 AM by Richard Haines

In the past 10 years,  well, 15 now…. my little TV/VCR player stopped working for one reason or another THREE times… I didn’t live far from the repair place on 6th Avenue.
The guy was totally open and honest.  EACH every time he  would tell me “yeah, I found what was wrong, and yeah I can fix it. But lady,  you can go out and buy a brand new TV for what I’m gonna have to charge you to fix this.”

And each and every time he said that,  I thanked him and said “Just because I CAN buy a new one,  it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.”  

That TV/VCR still works today…..

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