Best Buy e-cycling rules

February 20, 2016 at 07:46:24
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I took a ride to BestBuy yesterday to get rid of a couple of CRT monitors. I put them in a cart & wheeled them up to customer service & was about to walk away when the girl at the counter said, "that will be $50"...I thought she was kidding. She explained that BestBuy's policy had recently changed & they are now charging $25 for monitors & TVs, including LCD/LED flat panels. So I wheeled them back out to my truck & will use them for ballast until I find someplace that will take them off my hands for free.

Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up....

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-...


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#1
February 20, 2016 at 10:29:20
Hi riider. Thanks for the heads up. I heard the recycled electronics, and it's good to know they charge now. We have a local place here that supposedly takes stuff for free, but I don't see any sign of life there these days. It is getting harder to get rid of electronics now. Our local Jaycees have a drive every year, but they want $40 a monitor. Thanx again.

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#2
February 22, 2016 at 01:35:24
Cities ought to be taking in old monitors for free (well that's what taxes are for). People are irresponsible. They're just going to toss their CRT monitors and TVs in the trash where they end up in the dump. Then 30 or 40 years from now when the lead starts leaching into the ground water cities will be forced to dig them up again. Much better if they never made it to the dump in the first place.

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#3
February 22, 2016 at 09:38:17
My city will take e-waste, including monitors, for free. All you have to do is show proof of residency at the gate. The only problem is their hours are from 9AM-3PM. That means I'd have to leave work 1.5 hours early to get there on time. I guess I'll have to do what I have to do. ;-)

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#4
February 22, 2016 at 13:37:24
Maybe you can get a resident friend go yours to take them for you. If not, who knows.

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#5
February 23, 2016 at 00:38:17
Don't know if this is available in your area:
http://www.earth911.com/recycling-g...

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#6
February 23, 2016 at 11:39:03
Call Goodwill. Some of their stores will recycle old TV's and monitors for free.

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#7
February 23, 2016 at 14:05:27
I ended up leaving work early & dropping off the monitors at the city e-cycling garage. Goodwill stores in my area will no longer accept CRTs...neither will Amvets or Savers (or they charge a fee).

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