A new exchange shop that has opened in Weston Favell Shopping Centre has said it aims to pay out £500,000 to Northampton shoppers within its first year.
The recycling retailer CeX, which buys, sells and exchanges phones, games, movies tablet computers, PCs, cameras and digital electronics, opened on Saturday (May 9) creating 10 staff jobs.
Mark Jones, owner of the new franchise branch, said: “We urge Weston Favell to go green and save by recycling their old gadgets, games, phones and DVDs into cash at CeX. We expect to pay out over £500,000 in our first year.
“We also encourage community groups to start collections as it is a great way to raise money for charity and help protect the environment.”
Unwated gadgets and mobiles can lead to toxic chemicals from batteries leaking into the ground and some watercourses, with just one mobile battery capable of polluting up to 600,000 litres of water, Mr Jones said.
CeX instead aims to encourage people to recycle unwanted goods by exchanging them at the store for cash or store credit.
Responding to customer concerns about the safety and guarantee of second hand products, Mr Jones added: “Ebay went some way to help change the perception of second hand goods.
“However, most people’s qualms about buying second hand are that there is usually no guarantee. At CeX, we thoroughly test every item we sell so we are able to give a 12-month warranty on everything.
“Customers have the added benefit that buying in store means they can visually check over the item and even test it before they buy.”
Anyone looking to buy or sell to CeX can look at prices and live store stock levels online at: www.webuy.com