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Office Max changes their ink recycling 05/10/09 (w/ additional policy changes 1/1/10)

s_T_Blue 340 May 11, 2009 at 04:47 AM
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It seems like Office Max has changed their ink recycling program yet again.
This weekend I went to a couple of local (South East, FL) stores to return my ink recycling for office max perks credits.

But now the cashiers looked at every ink cart. for it's expiration date. And they would, now only accept if the expiration date was from 2009 or later.

They said ithat their new policy that took effect on 05/10/09th.

They also said if the cart was broken, cracked, or leaking, they would not accept it..
According to the cashiers, Office Max has NOT been receiving full credits from HP, for the ink carts that they sent to HP. So Office Max has cracked down, on what carts they will accept from customer, and then send to HP.

I hope this help others.

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Oh noes! I only have 617 cartridges left to recycle!
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Just another reason OM is becoming expendable
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I just checked the Maxperks website, and there isn't anything different on there. It has always stated that the cartridges must be visibly undamaged. As far as the expiration date, I don't see any changes. I'd take a printout of the terms and conditions along next time, and ask them where the new stipulation is. I had no problem turning in my 10 yesterday.
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Same thing happend to me on saturday. When i am turning to 10 catridges they didn't accepted because my catridges are expired 2008. Mad
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go to staples....they took some from a fax machine that was 12 yrs old
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How do you all end up with so many cartridges to recycle??? Unsmart3d you have 600+??!?!?
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I returned 7 yesterday in Boise, Idaho with no questions asked. Some of them were pretty old. However, I couldn't even shop without someone following me trying to sell me anything and everything I was looking for. It was like a used car salesman, but I did get a $219 Executive chair for $100. The ink doesn't go on your account for a couple of weeks she said. HHHMMMMM!
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How do you all end up with so many cartridges to recycle??? Unsmart3d you have 600+??!?!?


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thanks for head up...any info on the brooklyn om store?
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Quote from Jase2004 View Post :
thanks for head up...any info on the brooklyn om store?
From talking to the cashier yesterday. It appears that the Office Max changes are for the entire USA. As O.M. Corporate makes their policy changes.

I do not know have any more information that I have already posted. Sorry.

Just a heads up... for all.
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What doesn't make sense to me is, OfficeMax sends them back to HP? I know these cartridges get refilled and sold elsewhere, but it doesn't make sense that HP is the one doing the refilling and not a third-party.
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Quote from pixiestix1 View Post :
How do you all end up with so many cartridges to recycle??? Unsmart3d you have 600+??!?!?
Work would be my guess.
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which perks did ya'll pick and what do you get for turning in used ink cartridges?
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This "new" policy that is mentioned here has been enforced by one of the OM stores that I go to for the last 3 months. They check every single cartridge to see if it is cracked, broken or refilled. However, another location (about 2 miles away from the first one) couldn't care less. They just dump everything without even counting. So, it would be interesting to see if the second OM store starts to enforce the "new" policy or not...
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