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Robert and Yvonne McGillis choose gift wraps, taking advantage of after-Christmas sales at a Target store in San Leandro, Calif., last month. The national retailer is now offering customers store credit for their used laptops and other portable electronics.

Laptops, gadgets too old? Trade 'em in at Target.

Laptops and other electronic gear can be turned in at nearly 1,500 Target stores. Target and other stores are offering gift cards or store credit for used laptops, iPhones, iPads, and other gadgets. 

Want a new toy but you've still got the old one?

Here's an easy way to rid yourself of this thorny dilemma.

You can trade in your old electronic gizmos at 1,470 participating Target stores, through a program run by Nextworth recycling company.

Target is one of the retail stores that's participating in this program, check the website, www.nextworth.com, for others you can visit.

Just bring in your electronic device to the Target Mobile kiosk and a clerk will value it for you and tell you how much it's worth. You can also mail it in, if you don't have a store nearby. They'll give you a gift card or store credit on the spot.

They accept items such as iPhones, iPads, digital cameras, game consoles, e-readers, laptops, movies, video games and more.

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