Hewlett Packard has extended its trade-up program to its personal systems group (PSG) in an effort to generate turnover amongst cash-strapped consumers.
The program, announced earlier this month for the vendor’s printing and imaging gear, offers cash back for old gear - such as notebooks, desktops and displays - when a customer buys new HP stock.
HP said it would extend the program to include handhelds and servers.
Head of strategic programs for HP personal systems group, David Heyworth, said the only criteria for the old machines, was that they were in working order.
The vendor said it would not charge for freight or disposal costs for old units.
The trade-up machines will be shipped to developing countries such as India, sold on the Australian second-hand market or destroyed.