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NextWorth, NFB Team for Electronics Trade-Ins
July 26, 2012

Consumer electronics upgrade and trade-in specialist NextWorth has teamed with Nebraska Furniture Mart to make trade-in of devices convenient and easy for customers.

"In-store trade-in programs are a great value-add for retailers," said Jeff Trachsel, CMO of NextWorth, Billerica, Mass. "Customers can conveniently offload used electronics, get credit instantly, and then use the gift card or store credit received to continue shopping while in the store."

The in-store trade-in experience is quick and easy, with the added value of personal interaction to ensure consumers are given fair and accurate values.

Demand for TVs Are Up as Promotions Focus on Bigger Screen Size and Lower Price
December 1, 2011

In an unexpected twist, TVs are topping many Christmas shopping lists this year.

Wal-Mart says TVs are among the top gifts people are putting on layaway at its 3,000-plus U.S. stores during the holiday season. The Westinghouse 46-inch LCD HDTV that was on sale for half off at Target for $298 was a top seller during the start to the season last weekend. And Abt Electronics already has sold out of 55-inch Samsung LED TVs that were marked down by half to $1099.

"You've got people clamoring to spend $1,000 on a large-screen TV," says Jon Abt

Changing Tides
December 1, 2011

First, the good news: Consumer electronics retailers are more efficient than they've ever been, running lean and mean with low inventory and trimmed costs. On top of that, consumer credit has loosened a bit.

Pandora Ships Pandora Radio
September 3, 2009

Livio announced Wednesday that it has shipped the Livio Radio, which features Pandora Internet Radio without need for a computer.

Smart Fish Unveils a Kinder, Gentler Keyboard
January 9, 2009

After spending several years of development and fine-tuning the product, as well as scoring several million dollars in funding, Smart Fish Technologies is ready to release its Pro:Motion Automatic Moving Keyboard.

Olympus Bobs Around the Big Apple
December 11, 2008

Olympus has taken their latest digital imaging technology on the road in the form of the mobile BobCar as the company’s Mobile Demonstration Showrooms cruise around Manhattan this holiday season.

 

CEA To Launch Free Trade Tour
July 21, 2008

The Consumer Electronics Association this week will kick off a 30-state nationwide tour meant to push its support of free trade, and the mayor of New York City will help get things underway Monday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a press conference Monday at J&R Music world in downtown Manhattan, where he will be accompanied by J&R CEO Rachelle Friedman, as well as CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. From there, the tour will move on to Philadelphia and Baltimore, before a rally is held on Capitol Hill Thursday. The tour will also make appearances both at the Democratic National Convention in Denver