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View Poll Results: Would you pay 10.00 to get rid of your computer system?
Yes 12 20.00%
No 48 80.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Yes - if they 1) properly destroyed/wiped the hard drive, 2) refurbished any parts applicable, and 3) properly recycled and/or disposed of the remaining bits.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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Pay? No.

In my own home town there was a guy that started a business doing this and he paid you for your computer components. He actually made a nice living off it. There is no reason you should have to pay for this. It is one thing for them to say you can just give it to them and they will take care of it, but asking people to pay them is ridiculous.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I gave my last computer to my grandmother. 4 years old, but I built it for gaming so it would hold up easily for a few more years as an Internet and word processing machine.

We have a Goodwill ComputerWorks in town that resells components and builds inexpensive machines from donated parts. I usually take everything there.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I guarantee you Staples is making a profit from this. First they get your $10, then they sell the computers overseas or something like that.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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I guarantee you Staples is making a profit from this. First they get your $10, then they sell the computers overseas or something like that.

Not an issue of them making a profit, it is more of an issue if someone is stupid enough to pay someone to take their computer from them.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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Also if you have something saved that might not be legal and you did not know it was illegal, they can download it and turn you in.

This happened to a guy in Indiana a few yrs ago. He took his computor in to Best Buy to be upgraded and they found some stuff that was not legal and he got arrested and charged.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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No because at Best Buy its free.
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