RadioShack Expands Electronics Trade-in Program to 4,400 Stores Nationwide

Consumer electronics retailer encourages customers to recycle select used technology products in exchange for a RadioShack Gift Card that can be redeemed immediately in store

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH), as part of its ongoing commitment to making innovative electronics products and platforms more accessible and affordable, today announced it has expanded its electronics trade-in program to include approximately 4,400 company-operated stores.

The RadioShack trade-in program seeks to enhance access to new technology by offering customers the opportunity to apply the value of their older devices to purchases. The program encourages customers to take advantage of innovative technology in an environmentally friendly manner. The trade-in program is the most recent element of RadioShack's ongoing commitment to the environment.

"Customer response to our online trade-in program has been excellent," said RadioShack's Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer Peter Whitsett. "Expanding the program to our stores will make it easier for customers to gain access to new, innovative products while realizing value for their used or obsolete devices. Not only is this a win for our customers, but by keeping these used electronics out of landfills, it is a real benefit for our environment."

Customers who take eligible electronics to RadioShack will receive same-day savings on purchases by following these steps:

  • Eligible products (see list below) must be in working condition and able to "power on" during the appraisal process.
  • Customer must be the owner of the device and provide their name and address.
  • Customer will be required to show a valid Driver's License, State ID card, Military ID, or Passport in order to qualify for a gift card exchange.


Eligible products for the RadioShack trade-in program at the store level include MP3 Players, wireless phones, gaming systems and games, GPS receivers, digital cameras and digital camcorders. Additional appraisal value can sometimes be offered for trading in devices with their AC charger, cables, manuals and other accessories. Acceptable items for RadioShack's online trade-in program include the same electronic products listed above as well as car audio head units, notebook computers, HDTVs and computer monitors.

About RadioShack Corporation

RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) is one of the nation's most experienced and trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers. Operating from convenient and comfortable neighborhood and mall locations, RadioShack stores deliver personalized product and service solutions within a few short minutes of where most Americans either live or work. The company has approximately 4,400 company-operated stores, 1,400 dealer outlets and nearly 700 wireless phone kiosks throughout the U.S. and approximately 200 company-operated stores in Mexico. RadioShack employs a diverse workforce of more than 34,000. Our knowledgeable sales associates are committed to adding value to the in-store shopping experience by offering advice and helping customers choose the best technology solution to meet their needs.

SOURCE RadioShack Corporation

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