But where does our vintage tech go to?
Technology doesn’t stop growing. Tech from the present and the past is constantly being redesigned and miniaturised for this digital era. While these advances are exciting, we are still left with old technology that we no longer use.
The physical size of these fossil items can be a pain in any home, they cause clutter and dust. Blue Betty has some mainstream ideas on how you can recycle/repurpose or dispose of these dinosaur parts.
Vintage cameras: If you no longer have use for the old gear, you can sell or trade it for an upgrade. Vintage film is on trend and many people may pay good bucks for your vintage snapper.
VHS video tapes: Boy do these things rack up space. Convert these exhausted home videos from VHS to digital. You may need to find a tech store in your area to do this. You can also donate old videos tapes to charities and homes.
Vinyl records and players: If you had one of these party-hardy, boy-toy tech pieces in the 80s, you were the bees knees, but guess what ladies, if you have a working vinyl player now, you’re even groovier than before. Go get that historical turntable working or trade it in for a more modern player. You can also up-cycle old records into fun decor pieces. Check online!
Antique Radios: Restore that golden-age old radio, they make perfect vintage home decor or sell it online. Collectors love these kinds of antiques.
Cassette Tapes: A real blast from the past. Every generation-X teenagers’ most essential
Antique Radios: Restore that golden-age old radio, they make perfect vintage home decor or sell it online, collectors love these kinds of antiques.
Cassette Tapes: A real blast from the past. Every generation-X teenagers’ most essential item. You can convert you unforgettable mix-tapes to digital audio, ask your local tech guy. One mans’ trash is another mans’ treasure. Find a collector in your area.
Analog Telephones: Who actually still uses one? Revive your mid-1950’s landline into a retro piece of art. Check the web for some cool ideas and you will be surprised.
Old Box TVs and Computer Monitors: It’s hard to think our old televisions where so chunky. If you still have one lying around, you can donate working TVs and monitors. There is a bigger market for used tech than most people realise.
Used CDs and DVDs: One of the most consumed technologies ever invented. I still remember the excitement of adding another “NOW” to my discography. CD disks can accumulate a ton of space for something so flat. It’s a love hate relationship. I still own my Nirvana-Nevermind and Beastie Boys CD’s as they are just too iconic to throw away. For other not so favoured albums, you can recycle old CD’s and DVDs, otherwise donate them to charity.
There is so many old tech pieces we don’t use anymore. Consider each item before you discard it, and see if you can find a new purpose for it! Why waste something that’s working 😛
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