Originally Posted by LovesMacs
This might sound inflammatory, but I think it's wasteful to buy the latest model of something just because it's new, if what you currently own suits your needs. Spending money like that stimulates the overall economy but it's not so good for your personal finances and probably not good for the environment either.
It's not wasteful unless you're going to be tossing the old device in the bin. Round here, everything still usable goes to a family member, a friend, or if no takers, Freecycle. Zero waste.