Used cars aren’t the only things brought in to exchange for a new one at lower costs. Electronic gadgets now have several major retailers with buy back programs for a consumer looking to upgrade their electronic lives with new phones or other gadgets.
Stores with Buy Back or Trade- in Electronic Programs
The following stores invite the buyer to return the used item and receive credit toward a new one. Those seeking used items also have the advantage of a constant influx of gadgets, refurbished when needed, at a lower cost. The program benefits the buyers for savings and the stores for foot traffic.
• Target has a trade in program for all type cell phones as well as other devices.
• Radio Shack will buy back used iphones and other devices.
• Wal-Mart includes digital cameras, iPods, iPods, and iPhones computers in their purchase exchange program. The service is in store. The online program is through Gazelle.
• Office Depot includes printer products.
• Staples is similar to Office Depot.
• Kmart has an online and real store program. Inquire first since they often change their deals.
• Sears has an electronic trade in program and even offers gold and diamond buy back exchange program for jewelry to keep choppers returning.
• Check out the retail store where the gadget was purchased such as T-Mobile, Apple or Verizon
• Dell takes back its products.
Online sites exchange or sell mobile phones, computers and videogames
The above retailers work with different online sites. Although the buyer/seller of electronic goods can go the site themselves, often the convenience of the store doing the work is the enticement. The advantage of going it alone online is a reduction of the middleman and thus savings in the exchange. Here are some online sites to check out.
• Craigslist is a good local or national site to find and trade used gadgets. There is a trust factor involved when it’s individual buyer to buyer so use caution in dealing.
• Nextworth will work with stores and individuals for a fair price.
• The Gateway trade in program for Gateway Products.
• Ebay is the grand daddy of doing it yourself auction sites but also works with the above mentioned physical stores.
• Amazon has a trade-in of virtually any product, electronic or otherwise including games, videos, and the common electronic programs.
• Gazelle works with the retailer and can be used by individuals.
• Exchange will recycle many electronic items.
• Electronic device chat forums such as vr-zone.com and of the manufacturer of the item to be exchanged or upgraded
• Yourenew.com is an online site.
• Techforward.com has a buy back program with an initial join fee
• EcoNew is similar to tech forward with a sign-up program.
• Buymytronics.com offers cash for trade-ins of decent electronic items.
• BestBuytradein.com works with Best Buy
• Cashforlaptops.com is self-explanatory.
• Gamestop is very popular with its game genre and has an active message board.
• Costco has an extensive trade in or trade up a program for monitors, cell phones, blu-ray and more.
Bartering and exchanging services is another way to save money or acquire cheap products. These programs not only help save cash but also play a role in the green energy saving waste reduction programs needed to keep the earth cleaner on a small scale.