Best Buy offers $5 per old cell phone, MP3, gaming hardware et al.
- Blog Post by: John Ewoldt
- December 31, 2012 - 2:43 PM
Got an old cell phone, MP3 player or other piece of small electronics that you've been meaning to unload because it's not working or just taking up space in a junk drawer/ Best Buy is offering a $5 gift card (or more) per item for small devices through Jan. 19.
Here is the fine print (there's not a lot).
It must be a laptop, tablet/e-reader, cell phone, MP3, gaming hardware (console and handheld but not games), DSLR or digital point and shoot camera, or a digital camcorder, but it does not have to be in working order.
Data must be removed from the product beforehand.
Limit of three trade-in transactions per day per person.
Devices without visible serial numbers.
It's possible that your item may be worth more than $5 if it's working. Check eBay first. For example, a Motorola Razr flip phone that most people would be proud to carry around seven years ago could be worth $10 to $60 on eBay. And for those who can admit that you're never going to find the time to list it on eBay, Best Buy has your $5 waiting through Jan. 19.
For more information about locations, guidelines and disposal, go to Bestbuy.com/tradein.
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