REVIVALS News and Inspiration

“We check every electronic item to make it sure it works and fix the items that don’t work so customers can trust what they are buying at Revivals.”


Meet the Bob’s from Revivals electronic/repair department at Revivals Store in Palm Springs. Bob #1, as he likes to be called, joined Revivals volunteer team in 2006 when he retired to Palm Springs. With an extensive background in electronics and a career in TV broadcasting, his manager asked Bob #1 if he was able to create a small facility to test donated electronics like radios, DVD players, VHS players, and TV sets to make sure they are still working before selling them. If the donated electronics devices were no longer usable they would just wipe them out.

“Yes it sounds like a challenge, so I started what has turned into a monstrous operation, we began checking everything that came in and eventually expanded to check the electronics that come from the other two stores in Cathedral City and Palm Desert” explains Bob#1. 

Five years later Bob #2 joined Revivals volunteer team. As an electronic engineer, he was happy to join Bob #1 processing all donated electronics, to restore and repair before being sold. Now, they are known as ‘Electronic Bob’s’ of the Revivals Stores. “Remember that while you are getting something nice for yourself you are also doing something good for the environment- great for our community,” says Bob#2.

If you have electronics that you no longer use, you can bring them to any Revivals store and the Bob’s will check if they are still in good condition to be sold. By coming to Revivals and donating, you are helping the environment by keeping electronics out of a landfill and helping support client services at Desert AIDS Project, a vital part of medical and comprehensive support services for our desert community. Give us a call today 760-323-3662 and we will gladly schedule an appointment and come to your home to pick up your donated items. 

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