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October 09, 2009

Best Buy wants your scariest, most obsolete gadget or appliance

Posted on Fri Oct 9 2009

Finally, there's hope for those living in dark, damp, technology-deprived caves. Best Buy is getting festive this year with a Halloween-themed "Scary Technology" photo contest. Now through Oct. 26, you can submit a photo of your scariest, most outdated piece of technology, with a 140-character caption. The person with most backward-ass gadget or appliance will be crowned the winner on Halloween. (Zelda Rubinstein, the creepy old lady from Poltergeist, tells you all about the contest in the video at left.) The winner gets a new home theater valued at $3,500 and a gift card for $2,500; two runners-up get gift cards for $1,500 and $1,000. A Best Buy rep says the contest should also help "drive awareness to recycling and trade-in programs as a responsible way to get rid of old electronics." Best Buy has recycling centers in every location. And of course, after you recycle your old TV, you'll already be inside Best Buy and might just take a shine to a new one.

—Posted by Sarah Knapp

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