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Recycle your iPad!

(9 Posts)
Alea Tue 05-Jan-16 07:35:41

According to today's DT
Households are being urged to be more thoughtful about discarding hi-tech goods in post-Christmas clear-outs

Now surely GNetters can come up with some inventive suggestions?
I think my iPad would make an excellent place mat. Just need another 5 now to complete the set. grin

Elegran Tue 05-Jan-16 09:21:47

Cover the screen with white sticky-back plastic and hang it up in the kitchen with a wipeable pen attached, for notes?

gillybob Tue 05-Jan-16 09:29:46

The problem with hi-tech goods such as iPads is that once they stop working or get broken they are extremely expensive to fix meaning that it's often more cost effective to just replace it (with a guarantee) than pay for an expensive repair with none.

Also from experience, when my grandma died I was left with quite a few electrical items (lamps,microwave, digital radio, television etc) that were in excellent barely used condition but the charity shops will not take electrical goods.

gillybob Tue 05-Jan-16 09:31:12

Sorry for not responding according to OP. smile

Humbertbear Tue 05-Jan-16 09:38:57

According to The Hipster (Ladybird book) you can use it as a cheese board.

Teetime Tue 05-Jan-16 09:52:11

I have an Kobu book reader that is probably still working but I replaced it with a Kindle fire as it had a backlight so I can read in the night and not wake DH. Anyone know what I can do with it.

Alea Tue 05-Jan-16 10:01:12

And iPhones make excellent coasters grin

NanaandGrampy Tue 05-Jan-16 12:43:39

We down cycle all our technology.

All our grandchildren are now the proud owners of iPads , and I do mean proud. They treat them with respect and are only allowed limited time on them, which is lucky as all the other things like colouring, painting, Lego and dress up take time :-)

The same with old MP3 players, DS , and phones.

No point in keeping them 'in case' if you upgrade. Technology moves fast and if you're not careful you find you have a drawer full of obsolete gadgets.

I get huge pleasure from watching the GC competently navigating technology !!

oldkranky Tue 05-Jan-16 14:58:45

Hi folks - CEX will pay cash for working ipads\mobile phones etc -look on their website for cash in price. Not a lot but better than nothing.