I’ve just released The Repair Or Replace Worksheet, an attempt to distill my writing on this common dilemma into a practical guide. The goal is to systematically walk someone through the considerations that I think underlie a good “repair or replace” decision. It might be overkill for a cheap item, but for those expensive purchases I’m hoping it will provide an effective way to collect and synthesize all the relevant details. Even a quick read-through, to familiarize yourself with the concepts, should help you the next time something breaks and you’re faced with this conundrum.
Check it out here:
As this is the first version, I’m very interested in your feedback!