IF you have old unwanted gadgets and items, you can get rewarded by trading them in at many retail giants.
Shoppers can get a store credit if they trade in their items, and even if it’s not functional, stores will still accept it.
Some items that are accepted include electronics, car seats, video games, and more.
Below we round up what you need to know.
It could come in handy this Christmas – either as a way to make money or to get a gift card to give to a loved one.
They have eight categories of what they accept for the trade-in — Kindle e-readers, tablets, streaming media players, Bluetooth speakers and headphones, home security devices, wireless routers, cellphones, and gaming systems.
Amazon will take your devices and recycle them or resell them.
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Target accepts your old car seats for a coupon off your next car seat purchase.
The store will offer a 20 percent coupon for a new car seat, stroller or baby gear.
The annual two-week program accepts all kinds of car seats from infant, convertible to booster and they can be damaged or expired.
The program was created for their goal of zero waste to landfill in U.S. operations by 2030.
Walmart offers its own buy back program called Gadgets to Gift Cards.
For example, an Apple 12 Pro Max has an exchange value up to $607.
An Apple 11 Pro Max has an estimated exchange value of around $382.
Once you accept its offer, Walmart will email you with a prepaid shipping label, and you’ll receive a Walmart eGift Card once your product is evaluated.
The store accepts cell phones, tablets, game consoles, voice speakers, and laptops.
Apple’s Trade In program offers people credit towards their next purchase, or they can choose to get an Apple gift card.
The program accepts to iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, Androids and other Apple devices.
Depending on the condition of the device, you may be able to get a good chunk of money back.
For example, if you trade in the iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can get up to $650 back.
Best Buy also has a Trade-In program that accepts a wide variety of devices like cell phones, tablets, e-readers, and smartwatches.
For instance, you can get credit up to $450 towards a new iPad.
To check the trade-in value of your device, you can visit its website and select the device you’re trading in.
The next step is to bring your item to a Best Buy store or mail it in to recieve an e-gift card for the value of your trade-in.
GameStop will accept your electronics too, and it will pay you in cash or credit.
Aside from electronics, other added items include gaming controllers, headphones and video games.
In order to sell your items, you can find out online what your items are worth.
You will need to go to a GameStop store to trade it in.
GameStop requests you charge the device, delete any personal information and remove any memory cards prior to coming in.
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