Best Buy E-Cycle Billboard: Where Old Gadgets Go to Shill

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If you happen to be in Times Square any time soon, you may notice this billboard for Best Buy's electronics recycling program. Make sure you take a close look! It's composed entirely of outmoded gear.

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While part of me would hope some VHS players and bulky monitors would be allowed to fade away with dignity, at least these are ultimately being used in a clever way that promotes a good cause.

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Besides, it looks cool! And it's bonus fun hunting for bygone favorites. [Scouting NY]

DISCUSSION

I think most of those are just empty shells. Look at the "screens" on the monitors and TV's, it looks like plastic to me. Also, the computer cases are all missing their CD/DVD and floppy drives. I wouldn't be surprised if they were empty.

I can totally understand why they would do this though, and I think it's pretty cool anyways.