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orangerunner
07-21-12, 10:12 PM
Just this week Best Buy started their "Recycle & Save" promo which allows customers to trade in their DVDs for a $5 voucher towards a select Blu-ray title.

It's odd that this same promo used to be called "Trade & Save" but now has the environmental angle of "Recycle & Save".

I'm not sure what they mean by "recycling" a DVD means. Do they shred them and use them for insulation? Sell them out the back door?

Is "recycling" a perfectly good DVD really environmentally friendly?

This just seems to be another thing that devalues DVDs and physical media; you just recycle them like yesterdays newspaper when you get bored of them.

Kind of a sad sign of the times...

The Cow
07-21-12, 10:19 PM
It's "Upgrade and Save" in the ad and online. I don't have a problem with it either way.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/blu-ray-bargains/603108-best-buy-upgrade-save-5-off-blu-ray-titles-jul-15-aug-11-2012-a.html

E_v_i_l
07-21-12, 11:14 PM
A good percentage of the discs that Best Buy is receiving would probably end up in the trash if this program didn't exist. Many have little to no value. So, if they're sending them off to be recycled and turned into other products, I think it's pretty good.

Giles
07-21-12, 11:59 PM
It's "Upgrade and Save" in the ad and online. I don't have a problem with it either way.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/blu-ray-bargains/603108-best-buy-upgrade-save-5-off-blu-ray-titles-jul-15-aug-11-2012-a.html

I essentially asked the same question in that thread (starting at post #352 page 15)

g
07-22-12, 12:14 AM
Recycle can also mean reuse. But they can dump the DVD's off at my house instead. It would be a potential gold mine to me.

DJariya
07-22-12, 03:48 PM
A good percentage of the discs that Best Buy is receiving would probably end up in the trash if this program didn't exist. Many have little to no value. So, if they're sending them off to be recycled and turned into other products, I think it's pretty good.

I guess I should feel happy that my Bourne Identity/Fast and the Furious DVDs that I traded in the last sale will be scrapped and possibly be used to make brand new electronics/equipment.