April 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm
by Christina Tynan-Wood
In the process, I’ve accumulated a sizable box of old electronics that aren’t in condition good enough to sell directly. Somone might want them, sure. But I don’t want to risk making a bargain-hunter mad at me by shipping goods with parts missing or too many dings and scratches. The stuff in this box all works. It’s just a but worse for wear. Gaming devices my kids have outgrown, an old camera with no charger, an well-worn MP3 player no one uses anymore because we all listen to music on phones or computers. I could drop all of this stuff in the recycling bin outside of Best Buy, of course. But that seems wasteful.
So I was intrigued by an announcement I got from Radio Shack about its month-long Buy Back promotion. The best part about this is I don’t have to ship my goods anywhere. I can just throw it all in a box and take it to my local Radio Shack store. Someone in the store will take this junk off my hands, appraise the goods, and give me a store credit for same.
Maybe I can use that credit to get batteries for the electronics I actually use. The promotion run through April 28. So I’m hauling this box over there this week.
If you are thinking of upgrading your phone, though, you might be even more interested to know that, according to the announcement I got, “During America’s Mobile Makeover Month by RadioShack, RadioShack guarantees at least $30 and as much as $300 in immediate store credit when you trade in a working mobile phone and activate a new one.”
Meanwhile my clutter pile just keeps getting smaller and smaller.