Radio Shack trade-in program helps customer & environment - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/23/09

Radio Shack trade-in program helps customer & environment

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In today's world you can't be without the technological must-haves or you're considered behind the times.

At Radio Shack in the South Plains Mall, manager Dale Wiginton thinks the program will help customers take advantage of upgrading their small electronics. "It's a good opportunity to help clean out some of your old electronics receive some value for it, whether you want to upgrade this time or if you want to save it for later," said Wiginton.   

Most brands of cell phones, cameras, MP3 players, and GPS navigation systems qualify. All you have to do is bring in one of your older electronics and, depending on the condition, you can trade in for store credit to go towards something new at Radio Shack, or could just keep your credit on a gift card.

Wiginton says values will vary. "The lowest I've seen was for a cell phone, it was for a non-working cell phone and they gave $1. The most I've seen was about $54 and that was for a Tom Tom GPS," he said. 

The benefit isn't just for the customer, but for Mother Nature as well. Radio Shack will make sure older electronics are recycled properly. "A lot of us have old electronics just sitting around in the way and if we get anything for it at least it helps the environment," said Wiginton.   

This prorgam is one shopper Roland Ferendez wasn't even aware of. "I know I got a lot all I have to do is see where it is all at, but I think it's a good idea, I really do," he said.

Not all small electronics qualify for trade in.  Radio Shack encourages customers see what qualifies online, where the trade-in program is also available.

Click here to see what items qualify.

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