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Old 07-12-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Hello

A local high end stereo store near me often runs a promo asking people to bring in their old (broken too) speakers in for a credit towards a new set of speakers. What does a stereo store do with these obsolete speakers?

Thank you
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:59 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Recycle?
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Because even when they're broken and then repaired, they're of a higher quality than any of the crap that's manufactured today? That'd be my guess.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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To get you into the store to maybe buy something.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:31 PM
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I think that they maybe want the old speakers for parts. Sometimes people bring old speakers to repair and they need parts for those that are not manufactured anymore.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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A local store did that with TVs. The purpose was to get you in the store and sell you a new TV. The old ones went straight to Goodwill.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:57 AM
 
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Just like old used computers, some are rebuilt, some are recycled for parts, many are sent overseas to 3rd world countries for their people to use.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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There's probably so much mark up in the new speakers that they can throw you a bone on the old ones to get you in the store and subjected to the sales pitch.
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