You could call it an economic stimulus package in miniature, or just a really, really smart marketing gimmick: Radio Shack has expanded its electronics trade-in program to all 4,400 of its company-owned stores. And, if you bring in something that has some re-usable value, you will receive a same-day discount (the retailer doesn't say how much) on eligible products.
The trade-in program applies to MP3 players, wireless telephones, gaming systems (and games), global positioning satellite receivers, digital cameras and digital camcorders. You could get extra if you return EVERYTHING (so if you're the sort who squirrels away all the adapters, manuals and chargers that come with gadgets, you could get a little extra).
Radio Shack also runs an online trade-in program that includes all the things that I've already listed PLUS notebook computers, car audio equipment, high-definition televisions and monitors.
And now for the fine print: