Fix It

Stuff breaks. I can’t begin to count the times my phone screen broke. Laptops stopped responding.

I used to just replace any broken product. Unfortunately, this was both expensive and not so great for the environment.

Then, just once, I thought I’d look up ways of fixing my broken stuff rather than replace them.

The latest thing that ran its course were my Bose headphones. If you are following, you may remember I mentioned them before. Unfortunately, the earpads wore down to the point of me considering throwing the headphones away.

However, saying goodbye to such an expensive product wasn’t easy. Plus, turning a perfectly working product into waste felt like a… Well, waste. So instead I searched Amazon for a replacement. What do you know. With only a minor setback, I managed to get a replacement.

Two days later, my headphones are as good as new. I didn’t generate much waste (only the old pads, but they were hopeless). I didn’t spend a fortune. I didn’t even spend much time. This feels great!

I replaced everything from phone screens to memory cards and laptop batteries. I saved so much money bringing old appliances back to life. I paid £12.95 for the replacement pads instead of £199.99, which is the price of my headphones on Amazon at the time of writing. I saved so much waste. And every single time, it feels like I got a brand new product.

You’re welcome, pocket. You’re welcome, planet. Did I mention this feels good?

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Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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