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Old 08-03-2015, 08:01 AM
Location: In a house
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I bought my computer right after everyone declared windows Vista a failure and windows 7 a good alternative - but Vista was still available and loaded up on some "new" machines at computer stores. So that'd be early 2010, or possibly December 2009.

My keyboard, however, predates that. It's a Logitech Access keyboard that came with my Compaq Presario, back in 2003. So that makes my keyboard 12 years old. It's a PS/2 keyboard. I bought an adapter so that when I buy a new desktop computer I'll still be able to use it (since new computers don't HAVE PS/2 ports anymore).

My phone in my house is from 1996, I believe. When SNET (the original phone company in Connecticut) was sold, SBC moved the HR department to Texas. I worked for the HR dept. at the time and my boss told us to take any supplies or small machinery we wanted, since none of it would be sent to Texas and most of it would be thrown away. I took home a case of paper, a bunch of pens and scissors, a small ID-card hot-process laminating machine, a desktop Duplo folding machine, and a brand spanking new 15-line office speaker-phone with built-in caller ID, hold, transfer, answering machine, clock, timer, "line in use" light, LED display, fully programmable.

The only features I actually use on the thing is the redial button, volume control, and hold button if it's for Mr. Anonchick and he can't answer right away for whatever reason. I also use the speaker phone part for when I call some place that puts -me- on hold, but I pick up again soon as someone gets on the line since I hate speaker phones.

We have another phone, in the kitchen, it's just some crappy landline with big buttons I picked up at Target I think around 5 years ago when our battery-powered phones crapped out on us.

Our third phone is an antique - a GE with an actual dial, it weighs around 5 pounds, it's big and beige and beautiful. I haven't ever tried to dial out on it since we got the converter to plug it into the modern jack, but it does ring when someone is calling us, and we can pick it up to talk to someone. Highly doubt the dialer works but it doesn't matter, we just keep it in the basement so we can pick up if the phone rings while we're doing the laundry.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:07 PM
Location: Sacramento
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I dont remember, but I have a lot of equipment

cell - ?
PC - I think 2 years
macbook - 2 years
ipad - ?
mini ipad - 1 years
Kindle paperwhite - 6 months
Kindle fire - 2 years I think
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:13 PM
Location: Under a bridge
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HP laptop: since March 2014
Windows phone: since 7/29/15
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:15 PM
Location: USA
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For me

first: 1990
current: 2014

first: around 1990
current: 2013
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:31 PM
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Laptop Macbook 2008 still running strong, but on its' last update.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:04 AM
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Laptop 1 1/2 years
Phone 2 months
Desktop 9 years
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:48 PM
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Cell phone - Spring 2015. We moved overseas and my old carrier wouldn't unlock the phone I had, so I had to start fresh, which was too bad because my "old" cell wasn't very old at all.

Land line - bought used this April, no idea how old it is, less than 5 years I'm sure.

Computer - Spring 2012. Out home was burglarized and all of our electronics were stolen. Thank goodness for insurance!

iPad (my first and only) - Christmas 2013, I love it and use it all of the time!
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:54 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
I had to buy a new wireless landlines phone ($15) a couple years ago, when my old one wouldn't hold a charge.

I had to buy a new computer three months ago, my old supercheap E-machine crashed, after about five years of service. My new one is a cheap 1.5 Gig laptop, and I saved my screen and keyboard, just in case I buy a new desktop, but so far I'm happy just using a laptop for everyday application.
Followup 8 months later. The laptop is still doing fine, doing everything I need it to do, fast enough. I just replaced the battery on the phone, 7.95 shipped.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:46 PM
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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No landline in over a year. Desktop 2012. Laptop 2013, but I don't use it anymore since I got my iPad mini in June.

My phone; Jan 2015. Mrs 5150's phone Sept 2014
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:45 AM
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a couple of years.
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