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Apple Paying Consumers for PCs

Apple has expanded its recycling program with an option that will pay owners of iPhones, iPads, Macs and even PCs a fair market value for their old electronics, AppleInsider reports.

The website reports that Apple continues to offer a variety of recycling options, including free pickup and disposal of any brand of computer or display through WeRecycle!.

But now, users who own an iOS device or a laptop or desktop computer from any manufacturer can obtain credit from Apple by visiting http://store.apple.com/us/browse/reuse_and_recycle.

“If your product qualifies for reuse — meaning it has monetary value — you’ll receive an Apple Gift Card equivalent to its fair market value as determined by PowerON,” Apple states on its recycling program website. PowerON is a third party company Apple contracts with to run the reuse program.

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5 thoughts on “Apple Paying Consumers for PCs

  1. Debate worthy move in my opinion. I would think that we should seek transparency of this program. Naturally, what Apple does with the recycled products but more importantly whether the “gift cards” are prepaid at the initial purchase. Trust me, corporations do this. Also, it becomes apparent that the only value of recycling to Apple is for the recycler to BUY MORE Apple products. I mean, really, wouldn’t a cash value credit be appropriate so a recycler could 1) save the money 2) buy food with it 3) buy anything other than another Apple product.
    Again, debate worthy material that can simply be solved with transparency.

  2. It is a good initiative … but it is not as good as it seems.

    On their website you can check wich is the ‘fair market price’ they are willing to pay.

    PowerON has determined that my product (a 2 years old 17′ notebook in perfect conditions) has “a zero-dollar fair market value”.

    Is Zero a fair value?

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