People go through their handheld electronics pretty quickly. Some are replaced due to becoming lost or stolen, while others will have to be replaced on account of being broken.
So what do you do if you need to upgrade your current electronics? The last thing you want to do is have to throw it away. Not only would this be money down the drain, but it would also mean more and more electronics ending up in local landfills, which is definitely not a good thing. Luckily, various programs have popped up with some major retailers that have paved the way for people to trade in their electronics for in-store credit that can be used to purchase upgraded electronic devices or something else. Below are some basic overviews of a few programs that you should check out when getting ready to trade in your electronics:
BestBuy Trade-In Program
Whether or not the BestBuy Trade-In program is the best one out there, this is the first program I ran across that allows you to trade in electronics for store credit. The program itself is pretty simple and divided into two variations. If you bought your item at BestBuy and still have the receipt, you can go into your local BestBuy store and trade in your product right there. However, you can only trade in certain items in store, with those being iPods, laptops, and cell phones.
A company you probably not have heard of, Gazelle was ranked #24 in Inc. Magazine’s list of the top 500 fastest growing companies. The reason? They’ve tapped into a market will plenty of products… unused electronics. With a similar setup to that of BestBuy, consumers can take their old and unused electronic devices, and either sell them for cash, give them to charity, or even just recycle them (if they aren’t worth any resale value).
While not a consumer electronics trade-in service, eBay is a great way to get rid of your old electronics. With millions of potential buyers browsing eBay at any one time, there is always demand for electronics of all kinds and someone just might be looking for the exact model you are looking to get rid of.