When a laptop is no longer of use to its owner, the most practical and environmentally sensible solution is to sell that laptop
Reno, NV (PRWEB) August 20, 2008
When it comes to disposing of an old or outdated laptop, the first option for almost all Americans has simply been to toss it in the trash. But now there is an eco-friendly and profitable alternative to the trash - cash. CashForLaptops.com, one of the nation's most trusted and dependable solutions in the laptop refurbishment industry, today announced a campaign to encourage computer users worldwide to sell laptops they no longer need, instead of contributing to the growing global problem of e-waste.
"When a laptop is no longer of use to its owner, the most practical and environmentally sensible solution is to sell that laptop," said Dave Kruch, chief executive officer of Cash For Laptops. "If you're replacing an old laptop, selling it makes profoundly more sense than throwing it away. One, you can get some cash for it, and two, when you sell your laptop it helps alleviate a rapidly expanding waste issue."
In 2005, used or unwanted electronics amounted to approximately 1.9 to 2.2 million tons, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Of that, about 1.5 to 1.9 million tons were primarily discarded in landfills, and only 345,000 to 379,000 tons were recycled. Exactly how they are being recycled is a troubling problem in itself, as most laptops are sent to developing nations that effectively serve as dumping grounds for e-waste.
Extending the life of a laptop is what Cash For Laptops accomplishes. With a user-friendly four-step process, Cash For Laptops accepts just about any laptop or notebook - working or not. When an owner or business is ready to sell one or multiple laptops, the first step in the process is to fill out a quote online at Sell Laptop. An instant quote will be provided with the amount Cash For Laptops will pay for the laptop.
The Nevada-based company mails a pre-paid box and shipping label to send the laptop, which can either be dropped off at any UPS location or picked up by the package delivery company. Once the laptop is received, the technicians fully erase and reformat each and every hard disk before processing the laptop. Cash For Laptops will then send out a check for payment on the following business day.
"We've made the entire process extremely easy with a website that's very user-friendly," said Kruch. "Consumers can expect a quick turnaround from the time we receive their laptop to the time they get their check. Cash For Laptops has been in business since 2001, and it's because consumers like our service, trust our company, and are confident that we will continue to maintain the highest levels of security and adhere to the most stringent business standards in the industry."
About Cash For Laptops, Inc.:
Founded in 2001, Cash For Laptops helps individuals and businesses quickly and easily turn used or non-working laptops into cash. Our service has been perfected over the years and the results lie in our satisfied customers. Our customers can expect to receive the exact amount we quote in the shortest possible time.
Dave Kruch, CEO
info @ cashforlaptops.com