Sony Wants Your Scrap Electronics

When you purchase a new car these days, a lot of companies offer potential buyers incentives like money back for their old vehicle or other trade-in options. Sony has jumped on the bandwagon and started a new ‘scrapping’ program to try and create added interest in their products, as well as cut down on the amount of TVs and other electronics are left in landfills.

Sony is going even further with their new campaign – old items don’t even have to be made by Sony. That’s a pretty sweet deal. Take in any worn out, old, or not working electronic and have cash to use toward a new purchase. Accepted items include TVs, Blu-ray, cameras, DVD-R and home theater accessories.

Items in rough or poor shape will still likely be accepted. Sony’s focus is about helping on a whole and keeping old electronics from sitting in waste sites and polluting the Earth. Since things like TVs and other devices contain harmful chemicals such as lead, mercury and cadmium, it is important to find alternative ways to get rid of old items.

Sony’s new scheme begins this week and runs through until July 11, 2010. The popular company held the same deal last year, as well as others like Samsung and Panasonic.

“This campaign is not only timely in helping people take their entertainment to the next level, it is also a good way to encourage the responsible disposal of old technology,” said Andy Benson, commercial director of Sony UK.

Discounts can range anywhere from as low as $5 to over $100 so if you’ve got any old electronics lying around, consider trading them in for some cash and a bit of satisfaction for helping the environment.

[Source: Guardian & Sony]

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