Here is one more reason that Best Buy® is a geek’s favorite store: Best Buy will recycle your old computer and electronics gear, mostly for free.
Best Buy will recycle “just about anything electronic, including TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, cell phones and more.”
You can bring in up to two items per household per day, but I arrived on a quiet morning with two old PCs and two old printers, and Best Buy cheerfully took them all.
Best Buy will recycle many electronic items for free. However, there is a $10 charge for items with a screen, including CRTs, monitors, laptops and TVs 32" and smaller. Fortunately, Best Buy gives you a $10 gift card to offset the cost.
One important point: desktop or laptop computers must have the hard drive removed. Watch this Geek Squad video on how to safely remove your hard drive, or Best Buy will remove it for $19.99.
Disclosure: I’m just a Best Buy customer and have no other connection to the store.
Article published on February 17, 2010
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