junk boxes

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Neil Groves, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Neil Groves

    Thread Starter Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    I had a subwoofer which when plugged in would rattle and bang, so i put it in the garage, we had a leaflet come round a couple of weeks back asking for any ewaste to be left on the street and it would be picked up free of charge, oooh good idea i thought, so did what was asked since it had been in the garage for a year or more, i thought "i'll never use it again" bugger me i just went to make a test lead and realised it was the same connector as was used on the back of that subwoofer cabinet, moral of the story.......NEVER throw anything out!!!!

    i don't need a reply, i just need to scold myself in public.....lol


    p.s off to radioshack now to buy another one Grrr.
  2. tom66

    Senior Member

    May 9, 2009
    E-waste, like broken computers and old TVs?

    I have them all piled up in the shed! I am a hoarder too...
  3. Audioguru


    Dec 20, 2007
    RadioShack is a rip-off joint.
    I bought an expensive long S-video cable there. Then I saw exactly the same cable from the same Chinese manufacturer at The Dollar Store for only one dollar. I bought the cheap one and took it back to RadioShack and got a lot of money back.
  4. BMorse

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 26, 2009
    That is exactly why I do not throw anything away :D

    If something is broken in my house or shop, it goes into my "parts" pile..... you never know when you are going to need that "thingy", until it gets thrown away....:rolleyes:
  5. BMorse

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 26, 2009
    Wow, that is the first time I have ever heard you say you use something made in China:eek::D