Friday, August 17th 2007

Sony Wants Your Broken PlayStations...For Recycling

As Dailytech so eloquently puts it, Sony wants their stuff back – but only if you’re done with it. Sony recently announced the start of the Sony Take Back Recycling Program. On September 15th, you can take your old Sony hardware to any of 75 Waste Management drop-off locations, where it will be recycled for absolutely no fee. As the program expands, Sony aims to have a recycling center within 20 miles of 95% of American households. Sony's ultimate goal of this program is to get 1 pound of old goods recycled for every 1 pound of merchandise shipped out. When asked for a comment on this new recycling program, Sony president and CEO Stan Glasgow says "Providing the highest level of service and support doesn't stop once a purchase is made. We believe it is Sony's responsibility to provide customers with end-of-life solutions for all the products we manufacture."Source: DailyTech
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21 Comments on Sony Wants Your Broken PlayStations...For Recycling

#1
Ben Clarke
What? They aren't even going to pay us for them? Tightwads :shadedshu
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#2
a111087
recycle all your ps3 :D
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#3
Seany1212
No, they'll "recycle" them back onto store shelves after having them off you for nothing then get a nice tidy profit of whatever they charge, no thanks sony, i'll take my chances with ebay :laugh:
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#4
nflesher87
Staff
that's retarded
how many fools are actually going to do this rather than at the least stopping by the local gamestop or eb games or the like and at least trading it in?! even if they'd only get $10-$20!
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#5
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Oops .. I really should read the post better :D
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
it says Broken. Who the hell in a gamestop or ebgames is gonna buy a broken playstation, playstation 2 or hell, even playstation 3 if it doesnt work and it would cost more money to fix than to just dispose of? sheesh people.
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#7
Ben Clarke
I traded my broken PS1 in at Gamestation for a GBA :D
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#8
niko084
How many people just throw them away anyways...
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#9
Seany1212
it doesnt say broken, it says "only if you’re done with it", that could imply that you may be bored with it.
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#10
error_f0rce
by: Ben Clarke
I traded my broken PS1 in at Gamestation for a GBA :D
Haha, $10 says you didn't tell them :p
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error_f0rce
by: a111087
recycle all your ps3 :D
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
Over my dead body.... :rolleyes:
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#12
Ben Clarke
by: error_f0rce
Haha, $10 says you didn't tell them :p
Nope :)
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#13
Batou1986
this is good concidering sony makes alota stuff that breaks easily like there car stero stuff *cough* Xplode *cough* and walkmans only thing they make good are PS stuff and Sony/Erricson cells
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#14
Benpi
Batou, I don't think you know about the Disc Read Error epidemic with the PS2. I'm on my 3rd PS2.
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#15
Zero Cool
sounds like they expect your Playstation to be broken, WOW GENIUS! MINE IS!
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#16
Grings
ive had disc drive issues with every cd/dvd based console ive ever owned, it's where i learned to fix cd/dvd drives (when my old mega cd kept screwing up every couple of months, its usually just the laser getting dirty, which is why i prefer flip top consoles
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
This is probably because of all those polution laws in the Eu giving them ideas, i'm sure the PS2 contains many things which doesnt meet the RoHS standards.

Hey look, recycle em! they get rid of the eco problem, and a lot of spare parts back too.
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#18
gR3iF
You probably dont know how many Gold and Platin is used in every Chip and Pcb we make/use?

The world has not endless ressorts of this things and sou you have to recycle them if you want to or not you Have to.

So if they take it back its good, because thats the reason you can buy one day a ps4....
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Zero Cool
by: gR3iF
You probably dont know how many Gold and Platin is used in every Chip and Pcb we make/use?

The world has not endless ressorts of this things and sou you have to recycle them if you want to or not you Have to.

So if they take it back its good, because thats the reason you can buy one day a ps4....
I allways wanted to buy a one day PS4!
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#20
Wile E
Power User
by: Batou1986
this is good concidering sony makes alota stuff that breaks easily like there car stero stuff *cough* Xplode *cough* and walkmans only thing they make good are PS stuff and Sony/Erricson cells
Yeah, their car stereo products certainly earned their name. :roll:

by: Benpi
Batou, I don't think you know about the Disc Read Error epidemic with the PS2. I'm on my 3rd PS2.
I still have my original PS2. Think it's a rev 3. I got the disk read error 3 times. The first 2, I took it apart and cleaned it, and it was fine. The last time, I had to replace a $10 part to get it running.

Next time you get an error, get the model numbers off the back, and Google it. Might save yourself some cash.
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#21
Zero Cool
My PS2 was the last and most powerful model, no errors for me.

In fact, did anybody here who got the error have a European PS2?
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