- You buy a printer for £174.99
- You get a free Ricoh printer as well
- You claim the £75 cash back from Dell
- You send the Ricoh to Dell as a trade-in and get a further £100 cash back
So the Ricoh printer, unopened, is recycled. It means these Ricoh printers are made and then destroyed without ever being used. Dell even pay the postage for the returned printer!
What's the betting this is Dell claiming on some government scheme for saving the planet by disposing of old printers. That must be good for the environment, no?
To top it off, as a company, if we buy this, we get to reclaim £29.17 VAT in the purchase, but the cash back has no VAT, so we make £29.18 on each printer we buy.
And, of course, what you then do is sell the printer on ebay for some small amount.
What a strange world we live in some times.