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Do you think I can score free parts from best buy computer recycling program?

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#1 Dissension


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

This was something that occured to me awhile back.

You know how best buy encorage people to bring in their computers and what not for recycling? Well... there's ALWAYS several pcs with parts that I can use. If I walked over to the counter with a screw driver, will they let me keep the optical drives, card readers, a fist full of sata cables? Or will they alert security?

I mean, all that stuff is being recycled right? Or will they end up as refurbished items?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:33 PM

chances are theyre being recycled-refined down, gold extracted, etc. However, that being said it doesn't hurt to ask, just find a manager and ask if they will let you have a few parts. Another option is to catch the customer before they drop off the computer and ask them. I personally, have about a half dozen old computers in my shed and closet that Ive parted out and kept, because I have several customers who have older computers who cant afford new ones, and old parts are hard to get ahold of. Often times, if I sell a computer, I will take the customers old one for that very reason. But like I said, ask a manager, the worst they can say is no, the best they can say is go for it. If you just walk up and start taking, sure they may let you, but you could also get a free ride to the local hole in the wall motel. (you know, the one where wearing orange jumpsuits is mandatory)



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