How to turn your old Computer into Cash September 01, 2016 16:50

        Today, there are more cell phones in existence than people on the earth. This raises the question of how to properly dispose of technology once it is made obsolete by newer tech.  People in the United States throw away millions of tons of electronic waste every year. Electronic waste, or e-waste for short, is used to describe any unused, damaged, or outdated technology that has reached the end of its lifespan. This includes anything from computers and televisions to old DVD players, stereos, and printers. Americans throw away more than 9 million tons of e-waste every year, followed closely only by China. Only 12.5% of this waste is recycled, according to the EPA, with most of it ending up in landfills.  Due to the constant emergence of new products, technology is quickly outdated within a few years and is quickly discarded for the latest greatest device. The amount of e-waste continues to rise annually and has become a serious issue for countries to figure out how to properly dispose of the toxic chemicals within the metals of most devices. What if I told you there is a much better alternative to throwing out your old electronics? Old or seemingly broken technology can still hold a surprising amount of value. Much of this technology can be refurbished efficiently and cost-effective enough to be good as new!

        It should be no secret that there is abundant resale value in outdated hardware. Technology that may be broken or useless to you could be exactly what someone else is looking for through refurbishing. Here at 210Geeks in San Antonio, TX, we offer a buy back service for people looking to sell their technology for a better price than a pawn shop.  Even if devices are defective or broken, they could still be worth money. We price all of our items online to ensure our customers receive the best compensation possible for the devices they bring in.

        As consumers ourselves, we understand the great importance of private and personal data on the devices that our customers bring in. We erase all personal information from devices using professional grade data deletion hardware. Our customers receive documentation of data destruction to authenticate their private data is erased safely.  

        To make sure e-waste is disposed properly and without harm to the environment, 210Geeks offers a free recycling service. Desktops, laptops, monitors, keyboards, motherboards, and power supply are just a few examples of the items we take. For businesses and consumers with large quantities of e-waste, we will come and pick it up for recycling. Our goal is to provide a safe and clean disposal method for those looking to do their part to keep the environment healthy.

        For those in San Antonio looking to get the most money for their used tech, look no further than 210Geeks. Our dedication to our customers and environmentally friendly business is a unique service that can’t be missed. Come visit us at 11503 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Suite 1139 in San Antonio, TX 78216. For more information, visit 210geeks.com/pages/cash-for-computers.   

                                                                       

Daniel McLaurin / Digital Marketing & Media

 

 

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@earth911. "20 Staggering E-Waste Facts - Earth911.com." Earth911com. N.p., 2016. Web. 01 Sept. 2016.