RadioShack has been doing their part to help the environment by taking in your old electronics, and giving you some cash credit for it. Until recently, the trade-in program has been on a pretty limited basis, but now, RadioShack made it available in all of their 4,400 stores. In case you don’t have a participating RadioShack trade-in near you, you will probably have one to take advantage of now.
Think about all the unused, old gadgets you have lying around the house. Wouldn’t it be great to turn them in for some money? Now, I understand some gadgets have sentimental value, but I think it’s great that RadioShack is taking the initiative to allow people to donate their old electronics. However, I’m not sure how selective they are and how much money they will give you in return, but here is how it works in a nutshell.
Obviously, the product has to be able to turn on and function as advertised. If it doesn’t, then don’t even bother trying to give it to RadioShack. Next, you have to provide your name and address (this should be easy), and then show a valid Driver’s License, State ID card, Military ID, or Passport. Next, RadioShack’s trade-in program is limited to MP3 players, cell phones, gaming consoles and games, camcorders, digital cameras, GPS devices, chargers, cables, manuals, computer perihperals, computers, HDTV’s, and monitors.
Since the program has been fairly successful, I imagine that RadioShack gives back a decent amount of money, otherwise people wouldn’t even bother with this. Also, RadioShack gives you a gift card the minute they accept your trade-in, so there is no waiting 6-8 weeks for your gift card to be processed. Lastly, it is always nice to help the environment, so if not for the money, give in your old electronics just for the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when doing a good deed.
Read [RadioShack Press Release]