Microsoft Operating System - Windows 7 is Now Available on Pre-owned Computers

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CRS teams up with Microsoft to become a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher.

CRS  is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher

Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher

Many pre-owned computers do not come with genuine Microsoft operating system pre-loaded, which is often overlooked by the purchaser. As a result they have to spend more than they intended.

Certified pre-owned computers are the answer for those that want the luxury of having a computer without depleting their budget and now, everyone has an outlet to purchase a completely functional computer, pre-loaded with Microsoft® Windows 7™ operating system, for a low price. Usually, the operating system is sold separately when purchasing pre-owned computers--this is often overlooked and adds hundreds of dollars to the total cost.

Creative Recycling Systems (CRS), an IT Asset Management and Electronics Recycling company, recently achieved the exclusive status of Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) and offers pre-owned computers with the Windows 7 Microsoft operating system pre-installed. Customers, buying one (1) or 1000 machines, will benefit with a computer being ready to use right out of the box. CRS does this through Bargain Computers and Electronics (Bargain), its remarketing division.

“Most households either want or need a computer and the MAR program is an excellent way to offer affordable and safe, non-fraudulent software on pre-owned computers,” said Brian Diesselhorst, Senior VP of CRS and Bargain. He added, “We have a very successful relationship with our customers and, after monitoring market trends, we determined that this is a premier solution. By adding a layer of safety in their purchases, we are protecting our customers’ sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands via pirated and malicious software and providing a streamlined purchasing solution.”

Diesselhorst went on to say that, “many pre-owned computers do not come with genuine Microsoft operating systems pre-loaded, which is often overlooked by the purchaser. As a result, they have to spend more than they intended.”

Microsoft only gives MAR approval to companies that refurbish a large volume of computers per month and CRS is one of less than 20 companies in the United States to be approved. The MAR logo symbolizes legitimacy and customers can be confident that the Microsoft operating systems pre-loaded on their machine is genuine. "The Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher team is thrilled to work with CRS as they expand their service offerings," said Chris Acker, Director - Microsoft OEM Worldwide.

CRS’ remarketing division, Bargain, further offers trust and assurance on its pre-owned computers with a 90-day warranty.

They can attribute their success to regularly shipping in excess of 2,000 products per month and a retail agreement with Goodwill-Suncoast. Additionally, Bargain’s eBay store has completed over 53,000 transactions and maintained a 99% positive rating over the last decade. CRS wipes all computers clean (whether or not they are being recycled or reused) and builds the best computers back up for resale. The rest are properly recycled down to the commodity level and sold back to manufacturers to create new products.

These computers--and other electronics--are available for purchase in the Tampa Bay area at Goodwill-Suncoast locations or online at

About Creative Recycling Systems:
Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) is an IT Asset Management and Recycling company that provides state-of-the-art lifecycle management solutions for surplus, obsolete and end-of-life electronic products. It yields the highest value for its customers while producing the smallest environmental footprint available in the world. Recognized as a worldwide leader in the electronics recycling industry, CRS’ 19 years of success has been built on environmental stewardship, developing and utilizing state-of-the-art processing technology, managing assets, data security and commitment to customer service. CRS has Nationwide capabilities, has also been featured as a National Geographic Creative company, and holds certification credentials for: e-Stewards®, ISO14001, R2/RIOS and CHWMEG.

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About Bargain Computers and Electronics:
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

About the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program:
This program is for large refurbishers that average a minimum volume of 5,000 PCs refurbished monthly. Refurbishers supply refurbished computers and servers preinstalled with genuine Microsoft software to businesses, consumers, and nonprofits.

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