To get back into the flow, I will mention the great recycling service provided by Best Buy.
As recently reported here, a lightning strike killed a number of devices in our house. (Read all about it in the trilogy of posts ending with Lightning, round #3.)
Two of the three items I recently bequeathed to Best Buy were casualties. One was the toasted Denon A/V receiver, the other a 1989 vintage 20″ tube TV that wasn’t all that great before the strike gave it bizarro color.
The third item was a 2006 13″ tube TV, originally bought at Best Buy, which we used with an X10 receiver in the kitchen (the sender was hooked up to the DVR, then the TiVo). We had to periodically whack it to get the sound working, and the picture was washed out. Its replacement will be the topic of another post.
I hauled the items over to Best Buy, loaded them into a shopping cart, and the service desk took them without any further ado. I still have a few smaller items I will unload on a future trip.
Acceptable items for each state are listed at Best Buy Recycle.
Included are: TV (max 32″ tube TVs), VCR/DVD, DTV Converters, Rechargeable Batteries, Car Audio & GPS, Digital Cameras & Camcorders, Mobile Phones, CDs, Video Games & Gadgets, Computers. Check the site for further detail.
This blog will be 1 year old on August 6. I need to shoehorn in a few more posts by then!