Amazon and Asda to allow you to trade-in electronics junk
Got a bunch of old, tatty electronic stuff you don't want anymore? Well, Amazon are here to rescue you from a life of cables and old mobiles littering the floor under your bed.
It is reported that the company has expanded their trade-in program which allow us plebs to send in our old tat in exchange for gift cards that you can spend on Amazon. They'll cover the shipping costs in the deal, allowing us to effectively get stuff in exchange for our old mobiles, tablets, digital cameras and so on.
So, if you offer Amazon an iPhone 3GS 16GB which is in decent nick, you could get a voucher worth roughly $178. While this is US-only currently, it appears that Amazon are willing to roll this out to Europe.
Asda have also launched a similar service too, already rolling out across Britain. The Asda Tech Trade-in will let you trade-in mobiles, satnavs, digital cameras, MP3 players and portable games consoles. From June, you'll be able to offload laptops, tablets and games consoles.
Phil Stout, Asda's electronics service manager, said: "We reckon the average UK home has hundreds of pounds worth of old gadgets that could be traded in for cash. There are more mobile phones in the UK than people, for example, so there is a lot of cash out there waiting to be released."
But is it better than selling your old stuff through eBay?