Remember that time you walked into a big chain store with a shopping bag full of games, thinking you were going to cash out big time, only to leave with a gift card housing barely enough credit to grab even one new game? Of course you do; we've all been there.
In what sounds like a clever way for an electronics retailer to battle the recession, Radioshack has started taking trade-ins for in-store credit.
If this rumor pans out, AT&T could soon offer disgruntled cellphone users a "phone trade-in program," good for a few bucks off a new phone, should you really hate the one you just bought.
Wal-Mart is a little late to the HD DVD pity party, finally deciding to offer tokens to suckers who threw in with the dead format. Until April 30, they'll refund any HD DVD player bought after Nov. 1, as long as you've got the original receipt, though you don't need the original packaging.