climate talks vs consumerism

December 11th, 2011 by bernd

Sad, sad, sad. No, not the talks about the new legal deal for cutting greenhouse gas emissions coming into effect in almost 10 years – after tough negotiations between the EU and India on  wording. No, it is about the dead mobile phone battery which I wanted to replace during the weekend. Cologne’s largest retailer for consumer electronics doesn’t stock such batteries anymore. Not cost effective, the salesman said. New mobile phones are cheaper than a battery. And the cheaper phone contains an even better battery than the one I asked for, plus a headset, worth the price of the phone. Well, the phone is now produced in India, not anymore in the EU. Must be the transport which makes products cheaper, I guess.

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One Response to “climate talks vs consumerism”

  1. Markus says:

    Buy, buy, buy! You certainly know how much the economy is at risk! I do it every day, even considering to buy most megapixels from sony to save the system!

    That said, your post also sheds light on the problem of local dealers. Ebay has your battery for €6.90, postage included