Technology run fast, an iPhone that would cost you 600 Dollars 6 years ago now costs barely 6 $, buying old stuff and re-sell it before it gets out of date is the principle that leads you to have free new high tech stuff for free. For instance, inside a computer there are little pieces of gold, if you are able to collect all these little pieces one day you will be rich, also I think that everything can be fixed for cheap and resold for an ok price. Final comment: I never throw away any electronics, anything you throw away is gone and you can not get it back anymore, and it could generate money you will never be able to get.