So, its that time of year when I purchase a PC or two for the little company I work for. (I’ve got a cycle in which every one will have a new PC every 4-5 years.) I buy Dell. It isn’t because I think Dell is superior, it is because of Carly Fiorina and her adament support of the H-1B visa program. Dell is flawed, too, but I won’t forgive nor forget the treasonous behavior of HP and their complicity with forces antagonistic to the U.S. economy and the American worker. I estimate that I directly compete for a job against 1 million imported workers. HP doesn’t hire many H-1Bs anymore. She moved employment off-shore, so they don’t need the artificial wage suppression accomplished by H-1B. And, that’s for another post. I just have a hard time talking about buying computers without mentioning this bit of treachery. Skilled U.S. workers combined with U.S. laws and tax codes allowed HP to become a fortune 500 company. Today, U.S. laws and tax codes allow them to remain one. The people responsible for HP’s success? The American people? They get put out like last night’s refuse. Well, ok two posts for the price of one!
The post really is about the green lunacy and more proof that P.T. Barnum was correct. (Ok, P.T. probably never said that, but it fits.) Anyone familiar with buying a Dell PC on-line would be familiar with customizing options. If one wishes for software or hardware upgrades, you can simply purchase it through the process. I actually like the way Dell does this. But at the end of the process, I always get a chuckle. Check out Dell’s encouragement for you to do the right thing! Apparently, its the right thing to give them $120 for them to recycle their junk and charge you unreasonable prices for their PCs all over again. Very green. I don’t know why Coors and Pepsi don’t get into this gig. Oh, and on the way out, don’t forget to give $4 to plant a tree! Has anyone ever seen a tree planted by Dell in their name? Just curious. Offset a LCD monitor? lol, What in the world would a CRT or Plasma cost? Anyway, I haven’t wrote any thing for a while and this always gets me, so I thought I’d write a quick note. Tell you guys what. Send me only two dollars and I’ll plant a tree (seed) in your name, and I’ll even send pictures! BTW, did you know that many states are licensing the ability to collect e-waste? Another insidious ploy. One can’t just take it to the dump, but take it to a licensed collector of junk. How long before they charge you to take it, only to receive money for re-cycling so they can gouge you again for the same material you’ve already bought and paid? Just like they do tires. They used to pay you for your old worn used tires, because they still hold value and can be recycled or the material used for other purposes. Today, now you have to pay them to take your tires and then they receive money to recycle the material for which you’ve already paid. Beautiful. And they wonder why our economy is in the tank.
Hanging on to PCs you no longer use can cost more space, time and money than you might imagine. Do the right thing and help ensure that they are re-used or recycled, while protecting the environment and your sensitive data.
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Asset Recovery Svc Label and Box for recovery of 1 IT pce(NTB,DSK,MON,etc) [$120.00]
Plant A Tree
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Support Reforestation: Plant a Tree for Me (System Discount May Apply) [$4.00]
Plant a Tree for Me – Offset a LCD Monitor (System Discount May Apply) [$4.00]
Johnny Appleseed would be very proud.