Tesco will give you quick cash for your electrical goods. Hang on, no they won't

25 October 2011

Metal_mickey Tesco have added another service to their rosta of stuff as their quiet, sinister bid to take over the entire world gathers pace.

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.

TOPICS:   Technology


  • Rod
    Surely it is either a rota (English and preferable) or a roster (American)? Is a rosta some new half-bred transAtlantic thingy?
  • oliverreed
    I've a great idea for a new childrens character called Rosta Mouse, will it catch on?
  • Richard
    @ Rod What are you talking about? Roster and Rota have completely different meanings :-P
  • Rod
    "A schedule, often called a rota, is a list of employees who are working on any given day, week, or month in a workplace." "A roster is a list of names of people involved with an organization of some kind." Both courtesy of Wikipedia They sound pretty similar to me!
  • Frank P.
    Do you like my motorcycle
  • Hello
    Isn't one a a male Chicken? And what about a Rota blade? You dirty rota scoundrels.

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