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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Got old computers?

What happens when you are done with your Nerd Things? We all (ok, the nerdy of us) have old unused computers that we don't really know what to do with. We don't want to throw them out because they are of some use but not really to us. Well now there is an option. Costco has paired with GreenSight to give us an option (for Costco members). Basically you go to the site and input the details about your computer. Then it gives you a "trade in value" and if you accept the value you proceed. Then they give you a free, prepaid shipping label to send the equipment to them. Then you get a Costco Cash card for the "trade in value". GreenSight salvages any parts that can be used and then works with others to dispose of the remains without using a landfill. I think that is a win, win!

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Blogger Heart of Wisdom said...

This is great info. I have tried to take computers to Goodwill, They will not take them. And you have to be careful where you send them because your valuable info is still sometimes accessible on them.
Thanks so much for sharing this. Bravo to Costco for doing this for our enviroment!

March 12, 2008 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Sonshine said...

Thanks for sharing I didn't know that Costco had done the teaming up.

My techy hubby takes what he can't use to our local Public Works/Waste Management station. So those that don't have a Costco membership might want to check with their local city or county offices.

March 14, 2008 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger ClutterControlFreak said...

Great tip - thanks!!

March 19, 2008 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Thank you! I'm always looking for ways to be more green...this is good to know. Although I don't live in an area that has a Costco, I will share this with my family and friends who do shop Costco. :)

March 19, 2008 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Falling Around said...

This is great!! My hubby is the Tech Director at a school district & they are always decommissioning old computers. I'll have to tell him about this. Thanks!!

May 6, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Good to know! Lots of donation centers will not take stuff like that anymore. Not sure why....

May 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

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