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You should not charge a recycling fee for a TV that actually was purchased at Best Buy

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by JEMCorp2000 on ‎06-12-2019 03:58 PM

I have purchased all of my and family's TV's for the last 14 years at Best Buy stores (includings gifts and ones for kids going off to college) and now I'm ready to retire just one of them, as all of you know they want to charge a $25 fee to recycle it. It is a 40" LCD HDTV. I had asked my local store in Overland Park, Kansas, since I had purchased the TV from that store if they would waive the $25 fee, which he blatantly said no.  I even had the receipt in hand, because I wanted to show that I had purchased it at that store, because I knew of the $25 fee and thought they might waive it since I had purchased it there.   Well for the cost of $25, I will be taking all my future TV and other electronic purchases elsewhere.  



by Emerging Expert
on ‎06-14-2019 12:52 PM

Your leaving an old TV at Best Buy is not something they can simply throw in the trash.  It needs to be responsibly recycled.  And that costs money.  


They don't recycle themselves but have to haul it somewhere to be recycled. 


by Frequent Contributor nckhammond
on ‎06-17-2019 04:21 PM

It also depends on local recyling laws. Where i live Illinois, recyclers have to pay a yearly $5000 license fee just to be a recycler.  

by JEMCorp2000
on ‎06-26-2019 10:35 AM

Still if they wanted my continued business they should have taken their own TV's back.   They have lost all of my TV business and probably and most any other business going forward,  I have found another large local seller that will take any TV purchased at their location free for recycling as long as I have my receipt!   GOOD BUY best buy 



by Emerging Expert
on ‎06-26-2019 11:24 AM

I assume this means you will never buy an electronic device again in your life becuase I don't know any major retailers that will take your electronics to recycle for free.

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