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Fund your Christmas Shopping with Old Gadgets: Gadget Show Live Survey


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Research released today from The Gadget Show Live 2012 shows that the average UK household can turn unused gadgets into an averaged £322 cash to help pay for Christmas. The survey, conducted with over 1,300 households, also revealed that adults now spend an average of £994 per year on new tech.


By utilising regeneration site gadgets such as mobile phones, laptops, games consoles, handheld gaming devices, digital cameras, iPods,and Sat Navs can be quickly converted in to cash - with the added benefit that they are refurbished and reused by a new owner.

The research highlighted that 41% of us have previously traded in old mobile phones for cash, but less than a quarter have traded in other gadgets. People in London, Northern Ireland and Wales have the highest value in unused gadgets (worth £370, £311 and £308 respectively). Whereas households in the north-west have the least, with £218 worth of unused gadgets on average per household.

Londoners buy the most new gadgets, spending on average £1,168 per person per year, closely followed by the Welsh (£1,140) and those in the East Midlands (£1,137.67). Although it appears people in Canterbury have a particular passion for tech, with an average annual spend of £1,916.67.

Matt Hodgins, event director at The Gadget Show Live, announced the survey results today and said: “Many cash-strapped families aren’t aware of the money they can make from old gadgets. Although many of those surveyed have recycled or regenerated old mobile phones, very few are cashing in on old games consoles, laptops and other unused gadgetry. With The Gadget Show Live tickets now on sale, what better way to spend an unexpected wind-fall than to buy someone a Christmas gift of tickets to the show to see the latest products at the UK’s biggest and best consumer tech event.”

The Gadget Show Live 2012 event takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from 11 to 15 April see The Gadget Show Live 2012

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