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Apple isn't buying the computer from you. Well, they are in a sense, but not really. They're paying you so they can recycle it. Recycling computers costs a lot of money, so they're going to pay you a little less than the difference between the value of the computer and the cost to recycle it.
Their not just going to throw away a perfectly good motherboard and CPU, they probably refurbish the parts and resell them as perfectly capable computers.

For anyone on this site its far more ideal to just put your old motherboards, ram and CPU's in a box and if you come across anyone who needs a computer build it for them at a discount.

I have a whole computer in the room next to me built out of a spare parts. All I had to do was buy a 60$ pentium (E5700) CPU and a 60$ motherboard. Ram, case, hard drive, monitor and video card are spare parts. So I recycled my old parts and now I have a starcraft 2 rig for friends who come over.

I personally would rather have that then get paid 40$ for all those parts.
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post #102 of 113
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Take your i7's to a pawn shop. See what they give you.
Or Craigslist. Or Ebay. More than this stupid deal....this is absurdly low compensation for an otherwise awesome system.
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post #103 of 113
to be fair though, you can get systems like pic in OP on woot for like 499.

Just sayin....
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True, but why would it ask if it starts up successfully or of its condition? Recovered passwords and if included the O/S disc, you have to ask why does it matter? What more of a process does it take to recycle a old Intel cpu vs a new Intel chip?
They want to know the value of the system. I mean, they're going to pay you more for a perfectly working Core i7 than they are for a fried Pentium 4.
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my pc is worth 150$, I knew i got ripped off spending 2600$ on my pc a year ago.
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What a ripoff
It's recycling.
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By recycling they mean resale.
    
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my pc is worth 150$, I knew i got ripped off spending 2600$ on my pc a year ago.
Geezus $2600? You did get ripped off hard
post #109 of 113
Apple can mask this as "recycling" all they want but its just a marketing PLOY to the ill informed.
It is a good PLOY because it targets those with two brain cells kicking that think that APPLE is "DOING a good deed"(used allot in marketing). i can bet you recycling only means gaining profit from the ignorance of some poor sap. But it's ok, apple is "green" by recycling. Profit is the #1 issue unless the company has some legit moral ground, which doesn't happen often.

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By recycling they mean resale.
exactly...... Apple preying on the ill informed ? noo wayyy !!!!!!

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Originally Posted by pengs View Post
Hey come on! That seems like a good deal, and you can put the 250 towards buying the same i7 wrapped in a shiny case with an Apple logo for 4x the price. Whats to lose?
..yyyyupp.....
Edited by OptimusPrime - 8/13/11 at 3:04am
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post #110 of 113
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By recycling they mean resale.
Exactly, does anyone really think they are recycling the things ? Apple is only in this because it reduces the amount of Windows PC in use, the real enterprise behind this operation is "PowerON, a California-based reseller of used and refurbished computers". They don't recycle anything, they resell the systems that have been brought to the Apple Store, that's why they give you a gift card if you have something of value for them. It's exactly like going to a pawn shop but getting owned even harder.
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