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They Have No Idea What They're In For...

I'm all over this!

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Don't be so quick to toss out your old PCs, fax machines or digital cameras -- office supply retailer Office Depot is offering to recycle one electronic product a day for free all through the summer, according to a published report Tuesday.

USA Today reported that the recycling program offered by Delray Beach, Fla.-based Office Depot and its partner, Hewlett-Packard, is expected to run from July 18 through Sept. 6.

The offer includes all brands of electronics, and products including computer monitors, digital cameras, copiers, fax machines, cellphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and TVs that are 27 inches or smaller, the report said.

Customers can recycle one product a day through the duration of the offer, the paper said.

Finally a place to empty the hardware graveyard that is my basement!!!

On a related note, I have a Dell monitor (19 inch) that seems to have a dead power supply. I talked with several of the computer shops I've had long standing relationships with, and no one fixes monitors anymore. Prices are so low on new and used monitors that it actually costs more to get one fixed than to just replace it with a new one...


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Comments (4)

Hmmm, sounds like something... (Below threshold)

Hmmm, sounds like something I've been arguing over at Right Wing News regarding recycling.

Our trash place has a spot for computers and the such, so it's not that big of a deal for me. Then again, getting me to throw away old ISA cards is a feat in itself.

Man, I remember having my f... (Below threshold)

Man, I remember having my first VGA (14", no less) monitor repaired for $200 because I couldn't afford a new one for $400.

:: sigh ::

I had a similar problem wit... (Below threshold)

I had a similar problem with a dell 19" flat screen crt. At the time a replacement was $500...it became my excuse to get a shiny new laptop.

And thus, computer monitors... (Below threshold)

And thus, computer monitors go the way of televisions and vcr's into the great disposable culture. I once worked with a lady whose husband was like the last VCR repair guy in SE Texas. But he was so close to retirement that he couldn't be bothered with learning a new skill, so he'd repair VCRs. Business was very slow.






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