Computers generally have a hardware life span of at least 7-10 years, but a useful life of only 3-4 years. The main reason for this is software & hardware upgrades.

As new software and hardware is introduced, people find they need more powerful computers to take the full benefit out of it.


One way to extend the life of your computer is to upgrade your software and hardware as on needed basis. Another good thing to do is to buy computers that are upgradeable, with plenty of room to add expansion cards, storage capacity, memory etc. Very low-cost desktop computers have almost no expandability.


It's also useful to develop some software troubleshooting skills or find a good repair person. When computers are slow and freezing with those "Blue screens of death" it's most often a software problem clogging things up. When your computer is running well, you're more likely to keep it.


We, at Merchants Canada Inc., make every possible effort to reuse the old components and bring old equipment
up to the speed to meet today's dynamic applications and rich content.



Mercant Canada Inc. is very proud to announce that we are now an OES (Ontario Electronic Stewardship) approved collection Site and an approved OES reuse/refurbish partner. This accreditation ensures that any WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) does not go into our country's landfills.We pledge to reuse as much of this equipment as possible and equipment that is beyond reuse is diverted to an OES approved recycler. Please visit the OES website for more information.