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July 23,2013

Two local “green giants” team up to sell quality pre-owned computers at an affordable price.

Tampa, FL — Just in time for back to school, shoppers can buy complete refurbished pre-owned personal computers – with a flat screen monitor, tower, keyboard, mouse and a full 90-day warranty – for just $189.99 at Goodwill.  

Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) and Goodwill-Suncoast are partnering to offer complete computer systems preloaded with Windows® 7 operating systems at Goodwill-Suncoast stores. The collaboration launched on July 19 and is initially limited to Goodwill’s Brandon superstore at 1106 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL.

The computer systems come from Bargain Computers (Bargain), part of the CRS family. Bargain is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher. It receives computers from organizations, businesses, and government entities that no longer need them. If the computers are in optimal condition, they go through a rigorous process that includes sanitizing data on the hard drives and testing--producing a "like new" complete computer.

Rather than ending up in landfills (where electronics contribute 70% of toxins) these computer systems can land in the hands of consumers who can’t afford or don’t want to spend more for a personal computer.

“We are thrilled to work with Creative Recycling and Bargain Computers as they share our ideals of sustainability and reuse,” said Kym Bandy, vice president of acquisitions and allocations at Goodwill-Suncoast. “The Goodwill brand is focused on helping the public and listening to our market.  With computers playing such a large part in our everyday lives, we jumped at the opportunity to offer affordable computers to our customers.”

“The Science of Reuse is more than just a tagline. It’s our entire operating philosophy,” said Brian Diesselhorst, senior vice president of CRS and Bargain. “Each year, CRS is able to keep close to 300 million pounds of electronics out of landfills and Bargain puts a large percentage of those units back into the market for a second life.”

"With the resources we have, and the needs of the Tampa Bay market, it was a natural partnership," said Brad Brown, director of strategic business development at CRS. "One of our goals is to offer these sustainable products to more households across the country."

For more information on the program, please visit the Brandon Goodwill store, or

For more information, contact:

Creative Recycling Systems, LLC.
Tiffini Schwarzkopf
Director, Marketing
(813) 386-6070 ext. 211

Jennifer Fleming Lugo
Marketing and Media Relations Manager
(727) 450-5215

About Creative Recycling Systems:
Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) is an IT Asset Management and Recycling company that provides state-of-the-art lifecycle management solutions for surplus, obsolete and end-of-life electronic products. It yields the highest value for its customers while producing the smallest environmental footprint available in the world. Recognized as a worldwide leader in the electronics recycling industry, CRS’ 19 years of success has been built on environmental stewardship, developing and utilizing state-of-the-art processing technology, managing assets, data security and commitment to customer service. CRS has Nationwide capabilities, has also been featured as a National Geographic Creative company, and holds certification credentials for: e-Stewards®, ISO14001, R2/RIOS and CHWMEG.
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About Bargain Computers:
Bargain Computers and Electronics is a large-scale computers and electronics wholesaler with a range of certified pre-owned computers and electronics available to the public for purchase. As part of the Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) IT Asset Management and Recycling family of companies, Bargain Computers is a trusted source for over 1000 businesses Nationwide and a reliable partner for State and Local Electronics Recycling contracts. For more information visit

About Goodwill-Suncoast:
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast was founded in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1954, and is one of the largest and most effective Goodwill organizations in the world. Its mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. The organization's successful donated goods retail operation helps support its human services in 10 counties, including employment and training services, training centers for people with disabilities, affordable apartment communities, and community corrections programs. Goodwill is consistently ranked among the nonprofits most deserving of support based on the high percentage of revenue allocated to its programs. For more information visit