CD trade-ins at GameStop
CONSUMERS with unwanted CDs can now trade them in at the 55 outlets of GameStop.
The retailer, which offers its customers cash or store credit when they trade in computer games and DVDs, said it was the first nationwide retailer in Ireland to accept music CDs.
The average music album is played fully eight times, while it is estimated that 250 tonnes of CDs are sent to waste in Ireland each year and this number is expected to grow as more people move to the digital format.
According to GFK Chart Track, the CD music album market generated 6.2 million sales, worth approximately €100m, in 2009.
GameStop will accept albums in working order, but will not accept singles, promotional copies, or free giveaway CDs.