Apple JunkYard - PC Trade-ins?

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    Here's a rumor that was submitted that I have no way of verifying the information. So here it is...

    I work for a company in Texas that specializes in recycling PC parts. We have recently been sub-contracted by Apple for the next three years. From what I’ve been hearing around here is that Apple is working on a program that will let PC switchers turn in their computers to the “Junkyard” in exchange for store credit. Expect to hear something from Apple very soon on this.
     
  2. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    heh, that'll be pretty cool. I'll just go out and buy an empty ATX case for $25, screw in a $5 vid card, attach a $10cdrom and turn it in, claiming that it's a broken pc :)
     
  3. medea macrumors 68030

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    Well Apple did trademark the word Junkyard recently......
     
  4. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    makes sense

    can't imagine apple using "junkyard" to refer to any of it's own products...but using it to refer to pc's seems about perfect. running a trade-in program seems pretty intense though( for products with little resale value)...but good for marketing...so there ya go.
     
  5. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    So the puzzle falls into place...

    They register 'Jukyard' and sub-contract a recycling company so switchers can have store credits for new Apple products.

    Apple must be pretty confident,
    they must have some awesome new products in the pipe that peecheese users want to switch to mac.
     
  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Makes sense... I think this is the most believable rumor for 'Junkyard' I have seen so far... (or is this the first??)

    Anyways, if this is true... can I give in my old PC even though I'm not a 'switcher' ??



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  7. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    That sounds funny

    Souds funny not like funny haha nice joke, i mena i beleive it but it is great you know if ti is true

    Apple is getting pretty harsh and that is cool but if they get to many switchers than they bassicaly switch places with microsoft, Apple would actually be a monopoly but I dont care.

    Sony and Apple will mate I tell you*Sappy*Apony*
     
  9. Tommy! macrumors regular

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    I really hope that Apple will help to recycle their own equipment as well as PCs...
     
  10. Postal macrumors regular

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    irmongoose:

    I imagine that, if it's just a store credit program, anyone who trades in their PC will get credit... it's not like they're going to send someone to your house to check and make sure you're not secretly using an iMac. :p

    I'm pretty sure they'll make sure that the PC in question is functional by the way, so just bolting together a few parts probably wouldn't work!
     
  11. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    if i read it right , on the bottom of that page it says that the company that runs it is owned by GE Capital, but it has the Apple financial services logo on the top. is it even affiliated with apple?
     
  12. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Wow...I should go find my old Tandy 1000RLX... $2 credit...hahahahahahaaa
     
  13. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe they dug up all those Lisas they buried in the 80's and are going to recycle them.
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    Recycling

    Actually, Apple, like every other manufacturer, is going to have to provide (or subcontract) full recycling facilities in Europe to comply with European law. Maybe they're just getting a headstart.
     
  15. tliptak macrumors regular

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    Mabye. Man that would get some attenton.


    PC Owners Come Junk Your PC at an Apple Store Near You.
     
  16. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    wow. how did i not see this thread?

    this is a great idea. man, will that piss off Microsoft!

    Brilliant Marketing!

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  17. astrocity20 macrumors member

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    unless they actually pay some good money it'll be useless since you could still use a PC, probly for games or somethin.
     
  18. uhlawboi80 macrumors 6502

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    i would LOVE it if this was true. I have an old AMD K6II 333mhz laptop here that is just used to download stuff while my TiBook is with me at school and it runs folding 24x7. If i could trade it in for a bit of credit when i get another mac i would be massively thrilled.

    but what would apple or whoever do with the old PCs?? its not very economically sound to trash them but what would you DO with them! Resell them? who would want them! sounds a bit odd
     
  19. Glossybear macrumors member

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    This is obviously all a part of Job''s world domination plan...

    Apple takes hundreds of half working PCs for trade in, and then will all the parts builds a giant super-computer-robot-destroyer and sends it (iBot? JOBS-O-TRON? FujiZilla?) to smash all Apples competion (first MS then the US Governemnt)

    Mark my words... Soon we will all bow down our Robot overlord...
     
  20. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    this sounds like a cool idea, but one would think they couldn't give hardly anything for store credit, like a hundred or two dollars... since PCs are so cheap, and apple can't do a lot with the old PCs...

    pnw
     
  21. rdas7 macrumors regular

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    Why not? I thought that's what most PC stores did when they sell you one? Am I missing something?
     
  22. benixau macrumors 65816

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    if apple did that then alot of pc users of older pcs would come in and have a look. They wont get anything for them anyway so why not get something for them and a new computer at the same time.

    If you think about it apples whole campaign is aimed at the 30% of pc users who have win95 or win3.1 it is not aimed at XP really XP doesnt have most of the problems they are talking about most of the time
     
  23. Killswitch macrumors newbie

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    junkyard ad campaign

    They could rotoscope in some old Redd Fox video and do a sanford and son flavored ad campaign.

    Why'd you buy that PC in the first place, Ya big Dummy.


    Killswitch
     
  24. digitalgiant macrumors regular

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    Re: That sounds funny

    Prepare to flame me. Apple is and has been a monopoly for years. You have to use their computers with their OS. At least with M$ you can pick which CPU you want.
    Flame on:p
     
  25. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Re: Re: That sounds funny

    Apple simply demands a premium level of hardware integration. Yeah, that's it. Damn the Mac clones :)

    but which way does the monopoly go... The OS only being usable with the hardware, or the hardware only being usable with the OS?
    hehe
    pnw
     

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