For IC Trade in Specials--how does this work?
I have an old defunct HP nw8240 that is just sitting as a door stopper--is this a trade-in material? How much?
Also have a fully functional 3 year old eMachines D620 (AMD Athlon 64, x1250 graphics with 4GB DDR2 RAM, 320 7200RPM HDD, 14") running Win XP Pro.--How much for this? And does IC Pavilion or Springfield do trade-in only or any IC is doing this?
I just want to get rid of these machines properly rather than just collecting dust in my cupboard.
@Smiley, check their website and weekly brochure for more details. http://www.incredible.co.za/Standard...ews.aspx?ID=34
If u hurry, u can still grab the one for this weekend past to get an idea.
edit: Or try their blog. Or PM me if u want a copy.
AFAIK, the equipment doesn't have to even be working. So a full PC will get u discounts on laptops and tower cases. Traded in monitors get u discounts on LCD/LED screens.
Last edited by ryan411; 20-02-2012 at 12:43 AM.
You see I took both the machines to Springfield park yesterday--the TEch guys over the counter seemed very unhelpful, almots like they did not want me to "dump" the machines with them--I was prepared to get a new laptop after trading in these 2. he even told me to "dump" the machines in Makro e-waste bin across the road--I thought the purpose of such a tradein service was to take advantage of such offers.
I am not sure--I will probably donate the fully functioning eMachines laptop to an organization of my choice. and try another branch of IC to "dump" the HP.
Man...those guys seems to useless...
@Smiley, thats really bad service by the sounds of it. Complain to the manager? Unless by some chance not all branches take part in the trade-in sale....
This one did--he started off by telling me that I will have to fill in form and show proof of ID--so I thought I would show him the machines--only then he changed his tune--I had the 2 machines with me; but he did not even want to see them. Suggested I buy the low end HP or Dell netbooks and dispose of the machines in Makro e-waste-bin.
I will try the Pavilion or Gateway branch this weekend when I get a chance.
PS: what would you recommend I get--I need a small really portable laptop for the move; do a lot of MS Office and emailing. need screen 14" and below. (I already have a power laptop 17" that is proving to be a lug on my ageing shoulders--so want one when I travel around the country--this happens at least 2 x a month). Price tag: up to R8000; (hoping the tradein help).
I've just had a quick glance through this thread...
I've also had a look at the IC 'site, but didn't really find the info' I was looking for. Do you get paid for your eWaste?
I ask because I see some of you are discarding perfectly usable equipment; something I am often on the lookout for, for learning, experimenting with different setups, home usage, etc.
Would any of you be interested in a 'Pay It Forward'-type thread? I'm sure I could find at least a few small items with a small hunt...
Why throw it away if someone else can use it?
If you're getting money/credit back, thanks for reading and move along, I can understand your motive then.
Is there a bin @ Makro Germiston?
Anyone in Pretoria East region got an old, but working, LGA 775 motherboard they wish to dispose of? Got an old PC that I use for educational fun and its mobo went pop...