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Make money, recycling ink cartridges

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by moldytoaster, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. moldytoaster

    moldytoaster Registered Member

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    Buy a bulk lot of empty ink cartridges off ebay. If you buy hundreds you can get them for about $.30 each.

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=em...Toner&_odkw=empty+ink+cartridge+lit&_osacat=0

    So, if you take them to Staples they give you $3 each, and they take 10 at a time, so you can get $30 a trip.

    There are 4 staples in my area, and you can go in the morning, and the night, (just make sure you don't get the same casher the same day). So you can about $200 a day.

    They ship the money to your address, and the rule is only one per address per month but if you make small changes in the street name it still comes to you.

    123 Smith st
    123 Smith rd
    123 Smith Ave
    123 Smitth rd
    123 Shmith st
    123 Smith st apt 1
    123 Smith st apt 2
    123 Smith st apt 3

    so their system thinks it's a different address, but it still comes to you.

    more info about the staples deal http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/3dollar_inkrecycle/

    This takes a small investment of time, and money, but it pays off so much.

    Good luck
     
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  2. theprofitpro

    theprofitpro Junior Member

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    Nice little offline method. But, Doesn't the $3 have to be spent at Staples as Reward points?
     
  3. bindasj

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    10 x .3= 3 .............
     
  4. howlerckc

    howlerckc Newbie

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    Yes this is Staples Reward Points/Cash. They have to be spent at Staples. You can only recycle and get credit for 10 cartridges a month, so $30 a Month in rewards, you can recycle more but only 10 per address will be credited. Sorry dude!
     
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    You have a very bad maths..or maybe u don't understand the OP's info. Each cart = $3

    :)
     
  6. myrtlebeachdude

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    The way to go is with Office Depot. Near the end of last year, they bumped it up so your able to exchange 25 cartridges a DAY. x $3 per cartridge.

    You get a reward gift certificate and it is sent quarterly for your earnings. The catch? If I earned $500 in a quarter by exchanging ink cartridges, I have to had spent $500 on other stuff in the store in order to get the payment. If you only spent $300 on other purchases during that quarter, you will only receive a $300 gift certificate.

    Works out great for me seeing how I buy everything from the depot. Not to mention the fact that I bought a lot of 500 catridges from a local surplus auction for $25. :D I love the depot!
     
  7. optionMark

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    Good Ideas and there are placing online that pay cash for the catridges. So if you go to some good size local companies and tell them you recycle the laser and ink catridges you could make some good monthly income from this.
     
  8. moldytoaster

    moldytoaster Registered Member

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    i just want to point out that i have been saving these up for a little, and bought a laptop, a camcorder, and an ipod touch....

    Get in on this wail you can...
     
  9. darkvivi

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    wow just from recycled cartridges?
     
  10. moldytoaster

    moldytoaster Registered Member

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    I have a feeling most of you didn't take this seriously. But I have been scalling this method up and up, going from city to city doing this. I made over $10k in March and over $15k in May.

    Bad news is starting today they changed the deal, you only get $2 per ink now. So i'm done. Those of you who didn't trust me really missed out.
     
  11. ViciouS

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    I wish I saw this thread before today. But maybe even if its just at $2 it can still do me some good
     
  12. goingreen

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    too funny...
     
  13. ChampGuy

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    It says you can only recycle 10 cartridges per month. Do you have to print out 30 different reward cards (1 for each day) or can you just show the same reward card every day and they won't realize that you went over the limit?
     
  14. ChampGuy

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    Also, Staples doesn't require any qualifying purchases, do they?
     
  15. divinity

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    Damn if only they had Staples in Australia. I'd scale this.
     
  16. consciousnesscreates

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    Why dp you tell us when its over?

    What other things can we do?
     
  17. moldytoaster

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    You can set up as many accounts as you want, then have them email you the rewards.


    You can also go to the store and do 5 accounts at once ($150 per store) most of the employies don't care or know the rules, so they just do all 5 accounts.

    Plus you can go in the morning and at night, so you get the morning shift, and the night shift ($300 per store per day)
     
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    so with staples rewards you can use multiple cards on a single purchase? does that work online as well ?
     
  19. ChampGuy

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    So is the reward money from the different accounts stackable? Or can you only use one account at a time to purchase things?
     
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    Do you know if this offer is available in Canada?

    I can't seem to find it on the canadian site.
     
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