Costco Electronics Trade-In Program

Sep 24, 2009


Okay, we all like to get new electronics. Whether it be a new computer or cell phone or MP3 player, it’s fun to have a brand-spanking new one with all the latest features. But then, there remains the question of what to do with your old “toy.”

You can, of course, try to sell it on Craigslist, but that’s not always easy to do and it’s hard to know how much to charge for it. So, I have another solution for you.

Costco is running a program right now where they will allow you to trade in and recycle your old electronics (such as laptops, cell phones, monitors, digital cameras, MP3 players, Blu-Rays and gaming systems) for Costco cash. What’s Costco Cash, you ask? Well, it’s basically a gift card that’s good for anything at the Costco warehouses or on their website.

If you want to know how much you’d get for your item, you can click here and type in the product information. They will calculate for you the Costco cash you will earn for that item. Then, all you do is ship the item to them (and shipping is FREE!)

Costco has teamed up with Gazelle for this program (the industry’s leader in electronic trade-ins.) They will safely and securely remove all personal data from your system. According to their website: “All items are wiped of personal data and reset to factory settings. For items with hard drives, Gazelle utilizes Department of Defense approved software and performs all tasks in a controlled, secure environment.”

So, look around the house and see what there is that you might like to trade in for a little bit of Costco spending money. For those of you are truly entrepreneurial, you could even go so far as to shop at local garage sales or on Craigslist for cheap items and see if you could get more Costco Cash for them than what you paid elsewhere.

But, you need to do it quickly! This program is only good through October 15!

3 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for the tip! We have more than a fare share of old electronics lying around here.

natalee said...

following from mbc love your blog

Kelly Seiler said...

Thanks Natalee!

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