By A. K. Rosenhan
I bought a $300+ digital camera that uses mini-CDs as media. The little plastic clip that holds the mini-CD split. I contacted the manufacturer and several repair places to get another small plastic
clip. I was informed they weren’t available as a separate item, that I could buy a motor-board clip for $ 141 plus labor. I went to eBay and bought the identical camera for $39 (it included camera, case, charger, etc.) and I am back in business. Plus, if the “new” one ever has a mechanical or electronic problem I can salvage the small plastic clip and be back in business with the original unit.
We live in a throwaway society.