Several retailers are willing to pay for your obsolete gadgets

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POSTED: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 4:34pm

Several retailers are willing to pay for obsolete gadgets. Radio Shack has The Shack Trade & Save Program. The consumer has the option to trade-in the store or online.

The program will list a suggested price for an electronic, give a value for the item to be traded, and the money offered can be applied to a new purchase. (Sorry no cash is given.)

Radio Shack also provides a map for their nearest store.

Amazon has a similar program.

Their program will have the consumer box up the electronic and a free shipping label will be provided.

The electronic is then sent to Amazon and Amazon sends the consumer a gift card.

Next Worth service will allow the consumer to do trade-in or a trade up on an electronic item.

The website will give a trade in price and the item can then be mailed or taken to a Target store for a credit that can be used on site.

Or the consumer can try EBay.

The electronic can be sold in an auction or the consumer can use the Instant Sale feature.

The Instant Sale feature will make an offer for the item, if the consumer agrees with the offer they will have to send the item in.

Once the item is inspected, the money will be deposited into the consumer's PayPal account.

For more information go to www.pcmike.com.

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