Recycling electronics is a practice finally gaining widespread exposure. We’ve talked about the hazards of e-waste, and why getting the most out of the old stuff is better than getting new stuff. But a lot of us want to just ditch the beat-up gadgets guilt-free. And, a lot of us are also lazy…or busy.
To that end, e-Cycling is getting easier, from simply mailing away your small electronics at no charge, to competitive programs helping you make a little money on the turn-around. Now, Zip Express Installations will not only help you set up your new devices, but also haul away the old – for a charge, of course.
Zip is working on partnerships with big-box retailers to provide next-day installations. Once the business is fully launched, you’ll be able to hire them to come and install your new toy, but plan an extra $49 for the haul-away of the old gadget. If you just want them to take something away for you, it’ll cost a cool $80.
This seems like a real luxury service, but if you’re paying someone to come install something for you then you’re probably the kind of person who enjoys a little luxury, so Zip really knows their target audience. They’ll also deal with computers, phones, cameras, PC peripherals, monitors and amplifiers. I’m so penny-pinching, I’d rather deal with it myself until electronics companies catch on to the free haul-away service appliance companies already offer.
written by The Food Monster, June 23, 2008
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