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Posted July 7 2011 in   //   Comments (0)

There are thousands of ways to save money and during the summer they can be extremely valuable but there are some methods that you may not have thought of. How many of us have closets full of old electronics that have been laid to waste in favor of newer models. Items such as cameras, cell phones, computers, mp3 players and more are sitting there collecting dust when they could be putting money in your pockets. A recent blog by LaTina Emerson in the Augusta Chronicle found here highlights a buyback program from Target where you can trade these used electronics in for store credit.

Emerson writes:

“At approximately 1,500 Target stores nationwide, including in Augusta, Evans and Aiken, Target customers can trade in their used electronics items at Target mobile centers, which are full, in-service cell phone shops in Target's electronics departments. The service is also available at target.com, said Target spokeswoman Kristy Welker. "It's a great solution for our guests. It's a simple way for them to trade in used electronics. They receive credit that they can use instantly on most Target purchases. Knowing how quickly technology is changing now, a lot of people want the latest and greatest gadgets. Guests are using it to keep up with the latest items," Welker said. Customers can trade in used cell phones, iPhones, iPods, iPads, Nintendo DS units or video games. They can bring their items to the Target mobile center, and a specialist will appraise the item using a list of criteria to rate the value.”

There is a similar program at Best Buy detailed here and you can count on other big box retailers such as Wal-Mart to follow suit.

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