Many of us have a digital camera and as it gets older, we look for a newer model and discard the older one. Nowadays there is the option where you can sell your old camera for a good price and people use this option rather than throwing the old camera out into the garbage bin. This way, it helps people earn some money as well as save the environment from toxic wastes.
Why companies buy old cameras?
There are several reasons why many companies wanted to buy these old cameras, let us look at some of the primary reasons.
- These companies may well re-sell your digital camera for a good price if it is in excellent condition. For cameras of reputed brands, you can expect to get a good price even if the camera is two or three years old but is in fine working condition.
- Many companies specialize in refurbishing second hand cameras. These old cameras require only some features to be added to make them similar to the new models in terms of their functionality and are then sold for a reduced priced as compared to a new one. This way companies are able to make good profits by doing minor upgrades to the cameras and selling them for reasonable price.
- Another reason many companies buy these old cameras is to get the camera parts. Many camera repair companies are always in need of parts and they can make use of the parts from your camera that is in good working condition.
Open disposal and environmental risks
Digital cameras if disposed off normally can be risk for the environment since the batteries inside the camera can be toxic waste. If the batteries get damaged the toxic chemicals inside the batteries can leak out and mix with the soil or ground water.
This over a period of time can lead to health problems for both humans and other animals, such as fish can start dying if toxic levels cross danger limits in both sea and river water.
These toxic chemicals can contaminate the water sources for our drinking water and lead to many diseases.
By recycling these old digital cameras, we are doing a great favor to the environment since the companies purchasing them properly dispose off parts, which are unusable and if the cameras are in good condition then re-sell them as refurbished cameras for a lesser price tag.