The newly launched scheme has come about following research by government-backed charity WRAP which revealed that two-thirds of Brits would be willing to trade in their tech products with a reputable retailer.
And around £1 billion worth of electronics are sitting at home unused.
How the scheme works
Armed with your old device, head to an Argos branch where a customer service advisor will check the value of your gadget.
If you’re happy with the valuation, you’ll receive a voucher that matches the value of the traded in item. You can then spend this voucher in store.
Your gadget is checked against a lost and stolen database and is subsequently wiped when sent to an IT Asset Management (ITAM) company.
The gadget is then assessed at the ITAM Company where it is either refurbished or broken down into parts that can be recycled.
The scheme initially includes mobiles and tablets but could be extended to other electrical items such as cameras, sat-navs and laptops, depending on reception from customers.
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