PC World, Currys to offer cash for clunkers
At least 50 quid off your old (working) computer
Wintel or Mac, it doesn't matter. The stores' only stipulation is that your old computer has to capable of being switched on and running. Otherwise, its age is of no concern, they said.
Time to did out that old Nippon Steel job, perhaps.
Dixons said the old boxes will be recycled - which the company has to do, trade-in or no - and that it will waive the £30 fee its 600-odd stores usually charge for wiping hard drives first.
The deal kicks off this weekend on Saturday, 28 August. ®
not quite any ol' thing
Your trade in has to be a laptop not desktop. Apart from being able to power on, it also has to have no significant damage to case,hinge, keyboard or screen and have correct power supply and battery.
Given all that, unless it's a complete relic, you'd probably get more than £50 for it on Ebay, then go and buy the same model for another £50 less than these 2 slop shops are selling it for.
Move on nothing to see here.
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Not be locked by a password? When it's going to get recycled anyway?
Or by "recycled" do they mean "sold to a 3rd world country for £100"?
Hm. Wondering if I can bodge an old 4x CD ROM into an external IDE box with a parallel port cable. Those two PPC640s could definitely be usable.. with, erm, DOS and MSCDEX. Two 720kb DD floppy drives and no hard drive? Pfft. :>
"50 quid off your old (working) computer"
No - £50 off the purchase of your new one.
The redoubtable Miz Bee off on sabatical? She'd never let a basic howler like that slip through her steely grasp.
And is probably worth a lot more now.
And faster than Wintel.
I'll buy the MK14 from you for £50 if that's all you want for it. I'll then sell it on ebay for a small fortune (especially if it is workin). Last one I saw sold for a few hundred quid