8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2014 6:28 AM by the fiend
escobarrun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Or receive credit towards a newer one?


iPod touch (4th generation), iOS 6
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (160,535 points)

    Apple will only give you a 10% discount for recycling if you turn in an old iPod when you purchase a new one. Better off selling it yourself.

  • Chamar Level 4 Level 4 (2,040 points)

    Apple offer a Recycling Program.  You will get a much better deal selling it yourself.

  • escobarrun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! That helped me.

  • raquelha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well just to put my opinion on here as I have 2 iPod touches plus a classic iPod with 80 GB but 10% discount is all? Well, that stinks. Wasn't that polite? Geez if someone walks into a bank when it's 100 degrees here wearing a hoodie with the hood up would you immediately be a wee bit suspicious? Just on the news so had to mention it!!!

    Thanks.

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,800 points)

    raquelha wrote:

     

    Well just to put my opinion on here as I have 2 iPod touches plus a classic iPod with 80 GB but 10% discount is all? Well, that stinks.

    If the device still has a useful life left in it, sell it as second hand, which will probably raise more money for you than a 10% discount. That advice has already been offered here. Otherwise, Apple will give you a 10% discount on the price of a new iPod if you give them the old iPod which they will then recycle.

     

    1. Recycling usually involves breaking up the device and;
      1. destroying the components inside in a way that does not harm the environment.
      2. re-using the components or materials, which will reduce the use of new materials. This is friendlier to the environment than putting something into landfill.
    2. The alternative to recycling is that the device is thrown into the general rubbish, which ends up in landfill. Landfill is a wasteful use of precious land (particularly in cities) and more importantly, the materials in those devices can then contaminate the landfill and surrounding areas, not to mention water courses and rivers.

     

    Landfill costs money, to operate and that money comes (in most societies) from property taxes or local sales tax. It also costs money to recycle. Have you given any thought to how much it costs to have an iPod recycled? Since you haven't paid for it to be recycled, and Apple give you a small amount of money for a device so that they can recycle it, who do you think pays for the recycling?

  • raquelha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well THAT won't happen as all 3 I have (all given to me for whatever reasons) work perfectly fine so why recycle aka trash something that works just fine but older.

  • JEM24 Level 4 Level 4 (1,995 points)

    Hey Raquelha, I'm with you, why get rid of a device as long as it still works! But, (there's always a but), one day your device will give up the ghost. When that happens your going to get rid of it, when you do-- as the fiend has stated recycle it. And although Apples 10% seems low, it really is not. You can't just throw electronic devices away, as the fiend stated they contain hazardous materials which are very bad for the environment. And most waste disposals will charge you real money to get rid of a dead device, around here, where I live, $35 per device! Computer's and appliances even more!! So really getting back 10% is a good deal-- for a dead none sellable device. Cheers.

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,800 points)

    raquelha wrote:

     

    Well THAT won't happen as all 3 I have (all given to me for whatever reasons) work perfectly fine so why recycle aka trash something that works just fine but older.

    Then choose the alternative option, which has been mentioned three times already in this discussion. Simply ignoring the parts of the discussion that don't fit your argument won't change anything!

    If the device still has a useful life left in it, sell it as second hand,