A Partnership between Goodwill-Suncoast and Bargain Computers and Electronics Delivers Affordable Technology to Consumers’ Laps

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Two Local “Green Giants” Add Certified Pre-Owned Laptops to Their Product Mix

Affordable Certified Pre-owned Laptops

We are two companies who share the ideals of sustainability and reuse, and ultimately our customers will benefit with high-quality, affordable products.

Just in time for the holidays, shoppers can buy completely refurbished pre-owned laptops for just $209.99 at Goodwill.

Each laptop comes in a new box, pre-loaded with the Windows 7 operation system, a Dual Core processor or equivalent, an 80 GB hard drive, 1 GB RAM, and a full 90-day warranty.

The laptops come on the heels of a successful product launch earlier this year. In July, Bargain Computers and Electronics (Bargain) and Goodwill-Suncoast collaborated to sell complete computer desktop systems exclusively at Goodwill-Suncoast stores.

The laptops come from Bargain, a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher. It receives computers from organizations, businesses, and government entities that no longer need them. If the computers are in optimal condition, they go through a rigorous process that includes sanitizing data on the hard drives and testing – producing a "like new" complete computer. Rather than ending up in landfills (where electronics contribute 70% of toxins), these computer systems and laptops can land in the hands of consumers who cannot afford or do not want to spend more for the technology.

“We are thrilled to add laptops to our mix of products from Bargain,” said Kym Bandy, vice president of acquisitions and allocations at Goodwill-Suncoast. “We are two companies who share the ideals of sustainability and reuse, and ultimately our customers will benefit with high-quality, affordable products.”

“Bargain’s success is built on taking the old and making it new – the science of reuse,” said Brian Diesselhorst, Senior VP of Bargain. “We always planned to add laptops to our Goodwill offerings and are pleased the community will have the chance to own affordable fully functioning laptops.”

For more information on the program and a list of participating locations, visit BargainComputersUSA.com.

About Goodwill-Suncoast:
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast was founded in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1954, and is one of the largest and most effective Goodwill organizations in the world. Its mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization's successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties, including employment and training services, training centers for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities, and community corrections programs. Goodwill is consistently ranked among the nonprofits most deserving of support based on the high percentage of revenue allocated to its programs. For more information, visit http://www.goodwill-suncoast.org.

About Bargain:
Bargain Computers and Electronics is a large-scale computers and electronics wholesaler with a range of certified pre-owned computers and electronics available to the public for purchase. As part of the Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) IT Asset Management and Recycling family of companies, Bargain Computers is a trusted source for over 1000 businesses Nationwide and a reliable partner for State and Local Electronics Recycling contracts. For more information, visit BargainComputersUSA.com.

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