Throw away

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  1. DRIVAR macrumors newbie

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    I just saw 30 or so perfectly good 3g iphones just get thrown in a bin at work. They said the phones were out of contract or unused. But if a new user requests one they will just order them a new 3gs.. Money well spent! haha
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That's corporate America, along with DoD, government and any other large organization. Bureaucracy at it's finest! ;)
     
  3. moka macrumors 6502a

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    dude, you should so take them and send a couple my way!!! :)
     
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    That's not a proper way of disposing of electronics. Morons. :mad:
     
  5. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking the same thing !
     
  6. peteryan7hao macrumors regular

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    What?!

    Are they insane??!!!! Do they not know a website called eBay? ??:eek:
     
  7. DRIVAR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah I dont think the company cares to use ebay that much when they make about 1mil profit per day!
     
  8. thor79 macrumors 6502

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    Bin does not (necessarily) = Trash Bin

    Most likely it was an excess bin...probably going to be sold off to women's shelters or some other charity cause...then they can write them off as a charitable contribution. Corporations aren't in the habit of disposing expensive products without getting something back from them. Only time you'll see that is when a piece of equipment is so old that it is difficult to support and is pretty much worthless anyway.
     
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  10. Captain Awesome macrumors regular

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    If they were meant to be kept in use, the wouldn't be "thown".
     
  11. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Hey, can you send me a couple? I'll pay for shipping and gratitude!!! :)
     
  12. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Ugh, another double post... :(
     
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  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Good question. :D
     
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  17. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    but would he take your call? :)
     
  18. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Have watched the company I used to work with trash computers ALL the time. Doesn't surprise me that cell phones have started to fall into this. The computers get refreshed so the others have to go.
     
  19. iPhoneFreak17 macrumors member

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    I'm over here wishing to get an iphone one day and these ppl r throwing it away just like that WTF:mad:
     
  20. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    My company sells off all old phones and computer equipment after they scrub them of all data.
    If they can't sell it, they donate it and take the tax credit.

    I highly doubt any company would take a bunch of 3G iPhones and simply toss them in the trash.
     

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