Tesco will give you quick cash for your electrical goods. Hang on, no they won't
Now they’ve got an in-store electrical recycling service, offering you the punter Clubcard points and giftcards in exchange for your old bits of electrical junk. You’ll notice there that there’s no cash being offered, cleverly keeping your money in the Tesco tills after you’ve done the deed.
They’ll be accepting small and medium-sized electrical appliances – including flatscreen TVs, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, laptops and sat navs as part of the scheme. Larger items like washing machines, cookers and dishwashers won’t be accepted – although most of us turn them into homemade robots when we’re finished with them don’t we?
Tesco say that you’ll be able to get an instant valuation thanks to a database of more than 3,000 items and their ‘current market value’ that they’ve put together. Although you’ll do well to consider how much you might get for them on eBay or an alternative re-seller. The service is available at 180 Tesco Extra and Tesco Homeplus stores. Boots, Asda and Marks and Spencer already offer online gadget recycling services, in case you give a toss.