More flexibility: This one is a little more difficult to explain. Say you’ve decided to take your computer in to a repair shop. You want to repair a part of your computer that has gone haywire – say, the screen. You go into the shop to get it repaired, right?
It’s economically convenient. As was pointed out above, these are recessive times. as such, everyone is strapped for money. Also, prices are, unfortunately, going up. And they don’t seem to show any signs of going back down. Therefore, you need to space out your funds with a good deal of foresight. And, in order to space out a financial plan, you need to have finances to work with. So it’s an excellent idea to repair your stuff.
It’s chronologically convenient. If you’ve ever ordered anything on-line, then you know how troublesome the waiting can be. It can take days, sometimes weeks, for the new purchase to arrive. That’s especially annoying if your job has to do with the internet or with tech jobs. It can make you lose income (if you work on commission) or even your job.
So what are your options? Well, you could just go on with the broken touch pad or keyboard or whatever is broken. You could find an external keyboard to supplement or battery powered mouse or some such. But that, at best, is a stopgap measure. Eventually you will need to do something about the broken parts. So what do you do?
Two words: repair shop. Now this is the part where you cringe, throw up your hands and declaim to the world, “Oh great, are you telling me to just patch up my computer at a shoddy little repair shop? That’s practically dumpster diving!” If you’re a theatrical type, that is. Anyway, before you recoil in distaste, just hear this out. Don’t reject an idea before you hear it all the way through.