Game Shop Buy Sell Laptop iPod & MP3 is a fancy name for Fixalaptop.com located at 124B Santa Clara Street downtown San Jose. Manager Kevin Zhang has been working for Fixlaptop for more than six years. “We area green business,” Zhang said.
Zhang said, “We reuse memory cards, CPU’s hard drives, power cords and adapters, throughout our four locations.” A seemingly endless wall with cables strung from head to knee expose cable adapters of illiquid numbers mantling an array of brand name laptops. Fixlaptop.com offers “all reused cable for laptops dating back ten years,” Zhang said.
Computer parts are stored in cubby hole spaces aligned the back hallway of the store where employees can quickly tell you if they are able to replace any parts you might be missing from your notebook or laptop computer. “Everything is green,” Zhang said. “We recycle everything.”
Entering a side stairway leads you down into a realm of X Box 360, ‘Fear Effect‘, pirouetting into a wall of Wii Nintendo, PS1, and Dream Cast Sega ‘Robotica’ era gaming. Again you find your focus shifted to a wall filled with power cords and adapters from the early Nintendo gaming era to the current mega-trend of gaming Sony Play Station. Not only can you find any game developed in the last ten years, but you can also buy and trade any Video Game. You can also purchase or trade any DVD movie.
If you are interested in fixing your iPod or iPhone you may find the cost and technology is run differently. George Agrawal an iPhone technician for Cupertino Phone Repair on 115 N Fourth St, Suite 107A, “buys an iPhone the first day and opens it up.” It takes about 15 – 20 minutes to have a diagnostic done on your iPhone. The most common feature that needs to be fixed on an iPhone is the glass. “It costs 59 dollars to replace the glass and for parts and out the door service,” Agrawal said. “When a new phone comes out it takes seven to ten days to get the parts.” Companies such as Cupertino Phone Repair “does not use recycled or reusable parts due to the skepticism of their customers,” Agrawal said.
Zhang said, “Most of our customers trade or upgrade parts with us.” Fixlaptop.com not only sells used and refurbished goods, they also fix lap tops, iPods and the iPhone. “Most people purchase a new laptop or notebook for $600 to a $1000 dollars,” Zhang said. “It’s not worth it.” You can bring your laptop and watch as friendly staff tune up your laptop by deleting unwanted programs and internet history slowing your computer. With more than 9 employees and four separate locations, adding memory and cleaning out the cobwebs left by deleted and unwanted files, software, and internet programs becomes a mystery of the past.
Smart shopping and smart thinking in how to.become a savvy entrepreneur of the environment. This begins with each one of us simply deciding to chose to buy recycled computers and electronics, not only limiting the electronic waste stream, but by choosing alternatives that are friendlier to your wallet.