HP Launches Sports Equipment for Schools Scheme

HP has announced 'PC4PE', a sports equipment for schools scheme which will enable teachers and parents purchasing HP PCs and laptops to collect points which can be used to buy sports equipment for a school of their choice.

For each qualifying unit sold (which includes all HP Desktops, laptops, Workstations, iPAQs, Thin Clients, PC Blades and HP accessories), every pound spent is worth one point with a typical laptop computer providing a school with 5 worth of PE equipment.

In order to allocate points to their chosen school, HP's customers need to visit, find their school, fill out a simple online form and print off the verification. The verification, along with proof of purchase, then needs to be sent to the PC4PE address for validation. If a school has not yet been registered, either a parent or teacher can register the school themselves on the website.

In addition to HP's PC4PE initiative, schools can now benefit from a unique Trade-In scheme being introduced, which will dramatically reduce the cost and hassle of upgrading to new computers.

Once a School has decided which HP Top Value Notebook or desktop they wish to purchase, they simply need to visit HP's Part-Exchange Valuator at and determine the value of their existing computer (customers can trade in both HP and non-HP products).

If the customer is happy with the appraisal which is calculated to offer an accurate current market valuation they need to print off the Valuation Certificate, purchase their chosen HP laptop or desktop and send their old hardware along with the Certificate and a copy of the invoice to HP. Provided that the condition of the part-exchanged computer was accurately described, a cheque for the Valuation Certificate amount will then be posted out within 28 days.

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