NOVEMBER 2008

Office Depot offers new electronics trade-in rebate

Office Depot and N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc. (NEW), announced that Office Depot has launched the Office Depot Tech Trade-In program, an electronics trade-in and recycling service that helps customers get money back by clearing out their old, small to medium-size electronics. The Office Depot Tech Trade-In program is powered by ecoNEW, a program administered by N.E.W.

Office Depot customers may trade in their old electronics for an Office Depot gift card which is determined by a recycle trade-in value generated online at their website. Office Depot’s Tech Trade-In program accepts LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, desktop and laptop computers, gaming systems, MP3 players, camcorders, Smartphones/PDAs and printers.

The Office Depot Tech Trade-In program is simple to use:

1. Access it online at www.officede pot.com/techtradein .

2. Enter product information – use the online form to enter information about the electronic item, including condition details and whether or not all the cords and original packaging are available. Based on input, the screen will instantly calculate what the estimated trade-in value will be;

3. Enter contact information to receive the Office Depot gift card for the value of the item;

4. Free shipping – once a customer confirms that they want to proceed with the transaction, a free shipping label is generated;

5. Receive gift card – once the recycling center receives the item and verifies the information submitted is correct, an Office Depot gift card for the recycled value is sent back to the customer via standard mail.

The Office Depot Tech Trade-In program has a “no export and no landfill” guarantee. Electronic equipment received will either be reconditioned or recycled. Some items may be sold into the secondary or used marketplace in whole machine form or disassembled and sold off as usable service parts.

Recycled equipment and parts will then be broken down into raw material and used to produce new materials. The parts may become part of NEW’s service repair network that supports more than 150 million customers across the nation.