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Something of yours is old and busted up but still works. You have enough money to replace it with something brand new. What do you do? 

72%
930 deviants said I keep using the old thing until it no longer works.
28%
368 deviants said I replace the old thing with a new thing because I'm tired of using this old thing.

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:iconikkarix:
Ikkarix Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm too damn impulsive to force myself to stay with something old but functional. Gotta have the new shiny!
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Zeke-Staright Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Depends on what it is, how good the new thing is in comparison, how old the old thing is vs the new thing. But I'll usually keep the old till it doesn't work anymore.
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textilemonster Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
Do I have a sentimental attachment to it? Especially if I'm replacing it with a new version of it, or a NEW thing entirely. (I held on to my first laptop until it no longer worked, period, because of sentimentality, even when I could afford a new, obviously better, but different, one.)
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GAIN-OVER Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Also, is it something other people are gonna see often, like a car?
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GAIN-OVER Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Does it work at top condition?
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m4ttr1k4n Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
I recommend a bit of both: buy the new thing so that you've got it for when you need it, but then use the old thing until it breaks. Of course, this doesn't always work, but it's my go to policy for (relatively) cheap stuff like headphones or phone covers. Furthermore, I really only fall back onto doing this kind of thing when I can stock up on the replacements... I can keep an extra set of headphones hanging around, but not a graphics card.
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DiamondbangerWulf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Well, I guess keep the old thing until it no longer works. That's what I did with my old car at least. Of coarse it also matters how well the old thing works despite being in bad shape. I assume you're talking about your drawing tablet. If you can still draw fine with it, then yeah keep it until it no longer works.
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Trinity-Fate Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I'm not talking about my tablet (I got a cintiq a few months back though). I was just curious because of a conversation I had with someone.
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DiamondbangerWulf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Ah I see. Well again it matters how bad of shape it's in. I've had failing desktops and laptops (never owned a tablet but they're all personal computers so yeh) finally give out on me in the past and it's no fun waiting to have enough money to purchase a new one.
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Ortakwan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
It depends on the item.
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mricarus Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
I'm a bit torn on this one.  My laptop is 6 1/2 years old and still runs fantastically for its age, so I see no real reason to replace it.  However, I'm prepared for it to completely crap out any day, so I keep my important files backed up on an external HD.
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:iconburningdiotoir:
Depends on the old thing, if it is a toy that'd be expensive, I'd probably just keep the old one. Hell, I've two toys that are broken due to wear and tear (the older toy) and was broken when I got it (not so old toy).
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Primesui Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well my PC has made 15 years this week, and I still love using it for drawings, now for games I would obviously replace for new ones
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Elmelie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Replace if i have a surplus of wealth is the obvious answer! That's a given.

if it operates better and does it more efficiently, why not?

If money is the issue, then definitely not.
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The-Wandering-Mage Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's better to keep what you've got until it no longer works, rather than throw it away and not have it for the job.


All new things take a while to get used to, depending on what it is, you might end up missing the old item since you're more experienced with it.

But replace after breaking point not before.

All suggestions, its still up to you for what you go by. 

=]
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Geinto Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   Digital Artist
That depends. "Old and busted up but still works" could just mean something is aesthetically unappealing because of it's age and wear, in which case yeah, I'd keep using the old thing because there's no real reason for me to get a new one just yet until the old things becomes harder or less beneficial to use. But if the old, busted up thing is, say, a computer that's so old that the act of starting up takes half an hour, a car with a busted driver's seat and a broken handle on the passenger door, or something where the busted up thing still WORKS, but it's more difficult, irritating, or dangerous to use, I'd much rather just shell out the money for the new thing if I can afford it.
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cat348 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Reaaaaaaaly depends on what it is, And the state of debilitation that the current device is in.
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:iconuhawww:
uhawww Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Old n' busted.

New hotness.

Old n' busted.

New hotness.
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7move Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Until about 3 years ago I was using a flip phone (from before phones even had cameras lol) just because it was one of the few things that never broke on me. I don't use my phone for much personally, so as long as it could text I really didn't care about upgrading it. The battery also lasted an amazingly long time too
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YutoThePhantom Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I buy the replacement, but keep the old one in case of emergencies, or if for whatever reason, two are needed.
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Analog-AI Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My drawing tablet is 9 years old and looks like it, but is still fully functional. If I was to replace it, I'd like to get a Cintiq of some sort, but I can't afford that, and I really don't want to buy another non-graphic tablet. 
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wolverine959 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
It depends on the item. :/ But I think cakefeeder has the right idea for an answer to this question.
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anonn4k Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
It really depends on the item in question. If it's breaking in a way that I know will annoy me, I'll replace it. Otherwise I'm content to use it until it breaks.
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CakeFeeder Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
What I do is I buy the replacement and keep it out up until the old one finally dies, cause who knows if you will have the money when it does die
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Marine1337 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If it is still working, don't replace it until it finally croaks
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SlimeCrime Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
use the mone to go bdubs instead
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sci-sinc Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
depends on how often i use it.  if it's important enough i'll replace it as soon as i have money.
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:iconbeltpop:
beltpop Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016   Artist
boy you should see my tablet
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raventhewarrior Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student General Artist
i like to use things until they no longer function. besides most of my things are old things.
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blackmage20 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
I guess it depends on the importance of said old thing. If its used all the time for day to day activities, then replace it before it breaks for good. If it's just for recreational purposes, probably just wait.
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