I took a laser printer to the tip the other day and put it in the skip,laid it actually as I couldn't bring myself to chuck it.
All that was wrong was a faulty fuser unit...£200 off the web for a pretty simple assembly, yeah right.
I put it on gumtree free to uplift and even offered to fix it free if the caller had the part...no takers.
So, although it goes totally against the grain, it got chucked, with possibly years left in it.
Stuff used to get fixed and used until it was Totally knacked. Nowadays the "system" pushes you along to buy more and more stuff and at the same time tells you to recycle and save the planet.
What a load off balls.
Just a wee rant