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post #11 of 113
Recycling hardware in general just seems like such a waste. I can always find a use for even the oldest parts and if not then somebody else could use them.

The only situation where destroying old hardware makes any sense is those guys who extract gold from the mountains of P4's laying around
post #12 of 113
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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.
Yea, the funny thing is the case dont gotta have any parts in it and have two seperate case sides. It could be open. Like you said it be gone in mins.
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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.
Well, of course you can put something out and someone will take it. But if you're one of those people who's uber-green, recycling is important, and its also illegal to dump electronics components in the trash. Typically you're charged fees to recycle and aren't paid. So, this, in a way, is different.

I'm just saying, at least the service is there. Whether it's a rip off or not is not my argument. What you're saying is true though, for fully working parts, yeah, that is a rip off.
post #14 of 113
Apparently Apple hates AMD, since it is not on their list.

Also, any Pentium P1, P2, P3 or P4 are worthless to them.
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Went on the site thinking, well you gotta be able to sell older computers for a profit....WRONG!!!

1) They only accept intel.
2) The cheapest thing they would give you money for is a Full Tower Quad in Excellent condition for which they would give you $75 with or without the monitor, with OS, with Keyboard Mouse and functions perfectly.....

Who would give up a perfectly functioning full tower quad in excellent condition with all components and OS for $75?
Edited by Shadowclock - 8/11/11 at 9:23am
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post #16 of 113
If the user is dumb enough to do this then well...They deserve it.
post #17 of 113
Like it or not this really is kinda a brilliant marketing strategy. Get your competitors systems off the streets and the parts off ebay for little expense to you In the hopes that John Q turns around and puts that cash towards one of your premium systems. Just think if they give $250 for i7 system and that customer turns around and gets a mac pro @ (im guessing) $2500. Now if you get 10 people a week in all of your Apple stores to go for this. Hypothetical numbers of course but possibilities.

Im not saying a agree with them grossly low balling on buying a system. I despise 90% of what Apple stands for in fact. But i have to admire their marketing idea on this one.
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Sorry, but a PC as listed in the OP would fetch 2/3 times that on ebay.

Apple, once again, at their usual tricks.
    
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post #19 of 113
This is pretty common for trade-in type promotions.

Trading in your old car gets you a fraction of what you could get doing it yourself. You are basically paying someone else a premium to do all the work of selling your old computer.

That said, that price for an i7 is very, very low.
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Wow, talk about RAPE. That's RIDICULOUS. You can get $200 for the CPU alone. $50 for the case, $40 for the hard drive, $30 for the RAM maybe. LOL and this is with a display AND OS disc? What a joke.


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