I had a wall charger cable snap on me. I drove around town for a while checking out the prices on various power supplies and wall chargers for my trusty little notebook. You know, I made the usual geek palaces, Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot, Target, Walmart, K-Mart, the various hobby electronic parts dealers around Memphis.
Much to my disbelief, a replacement wall charger / power supply for a notebook computer could not be found for under 90 dollars, anywhere, with some as much as 200 dollars. Sheeesh !!!! For an 18.5 volt dc power supply ? Arrrgghhh !!!! No way.
I put my thinking cap on and thought for a second....
Who has the greatest collection of junk electronic parts in town.....???
None other than the old Goodwill stores, the Salvation Army Thrift shops, the Disabled American Veterans Thrift Outlets, the second hand stores.
Sure enough, in a dusty little old thrift shop on Wells Station Road, called Second Time Around, in a neat old neighborhood here in my beloved River City, home of Elvis, I found my 18.5 volt power supply....for 2 dollars. I bought two of them.
So the next time you need a power supply or a wall charger go to the thrift store. You'll be doing something good to help a needy family, and they'll be doing something for you, too. Saving your computer and saving you lots of heartache and money.
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