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[ET] Apple Now Offering Free Recycling And Gift Cards For Old Windows PCs.

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http://www.extremetech.com/computing...ld-windows-pcs

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This service, provided by Apple and PowerON, a California-based reseller of used and refurbished computers, is completely free of charge. Simply visit the Apple Reuse and Recycling Program website, select what kind of device you want to recycle (any desktop, notebook, iPad, or iPhone), and then fill in a few details about the device. For Windows desktops the only factors seem to be the case size and the processor speed; for laptops, the screen size and processor speed.
When the program first started, they were only accepting certain PC setups. Now it seems they've gone all the way.

Oh, and for those wondering, this is the maximum amount you can get right now for an i7 stocked PC. Monitor, cables, OS disk, and all the internals included.


Edited by frickfrock999 - 8/11/11 at 8:19am
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so you can give them a big case with a 3.8GHZ pentium D 10GB hdd and integrated video and hopefully get a decent amount back?

(For the PC shown though the CPU alone could get you more than that on ebay)
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post #3 of 113
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZTR1760 View Post
so you can give them a big case with a 3.8GHZ pentium D 10GB hdd and integrated video and hopefully get a decent amount back?
Well, define "decent".
The max amount you can get is around $227. And that's for an i7 with a monitor and fulfilling all their other requirements.
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I hope nobody falls for this. At least put it up on Craigslist first. That's an abysmal amount for a perfectly good i7 rig. Doesn't the CPU alone cost more then that?
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What a ripoff
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post #6 of 113
Eh, not saying the price is decent, but hey recycling isn't cheap either. If you're fortunate enough, some states/cities have free recycling days once or twice a year you can take old hardware to for free.
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I will be buying old i7 rigs for $230, no joke. I'll even pay shipping.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by XNine View Post
Eh, not saying the price is decent, but hey recycling isn't cheap either. If you're fortunate enough, some states/cities have free recycling days once or twice a year you can take old hardware to for free.
What world do you live in? I could put a Pentium II PC on the curb and it would be gone in minutes, I live in the sticks. Truth be told people are just lazy and this is some incentive for them to haul it out of their basement so they (Apple and Affiliates) can profit from it. I guess it makes sense but it would be insane for someone to trade in a perfectly good working system for that amount of compensation. It is indeed a massively huge gaping rip off.
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post #9 of 113
Amazing.

1- John Doe walks in the Apple Store with his i7.
2- Apple offers 240$ for his computer.
3- John Doe gives his computer to Apple for 240$ and wait patiently for his iMac.
4- Genius bar dude goes in the backstore, dismounts his i7, puts it into an iMac frame, and closes it.
5- Genius bar dude packages it and sells it to John Doe for 2500$.
6- ????
7- Profits again!

Gotta love Apple making 300% profit margin or whatever on your old AND new computer. :O
    
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I like how you guys are acting like this is the only way to get rid of your PC now, You don't have to use this service. If anything apple is doing this to help people who need cash faster then waiting weeks on craigslist or sites like this to sell there computer.

Yes it's dirt cheap but speed of cash and amount of cash don't go hand in hand.
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