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Asda Will Buy Your Unused Mobile Phone, Camera, Satnav, PC Or Games Console For Cash

Another supermarket chain Asda has announced that it's getting into the scrap mobile business.

Asda reckons there are at least 35 million of unloved mobiles out there just waiting to be re-used, repaired or recycled and says they could be worth as much as £700 million according to thinq_ (opens in new tab)

The Wal Mart-owned supermarket also says it's keen to get its hands on the 11 million unused digital cameras, nine million old PCs, 5.5 million abandoned laptops, 12 million outdated games consoles and one million lost satnavs cluttering up the UK's homes.

You can trade in hand-held gadgets at any Asda from today, and larger items like PCs and home consoles will be accepeted from June.

The company is promising to beat any offer made by Mazuma, Envirofone, Tesco, Sainsbury's or Boots

Asda says gadgets it can fix will be sent to other parts of the world like China, Africa, Pakistan and India. Anything beyond repair will have precious metals like gold and silver removed, and the plastic parts will be melted down to make new items like traffic cones.