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Kodak offers cash for unwanted cameras, gear

New service helps you unload your old cameras, printers, and accessories for money or recycle them responsibly.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle is nice and all, but getting cash to do it is even nicer. Kodak, through a partnership with Smash Direct (owners of Used Camera Buyer and Used Cameras) , has launched a way for U.S. customers to safely and responsibly dispose of unwanted cameras, printers, and gear.

To get started, take a trip over to Kodak's trade-in site, register (name, e-mail address, and phone number), and enter your gear using a handful of drop-down menus. Once entered you simply click to get a quote. If you like what you see, you can accept on the spot and get free shipping, or pass on it altogether. You'll receive a check after they receive and inspect your things. If it turns out your stuff's not worth anything, you'll get no quote and instead be directed to Earth 911 for recycling options.

You can sell or recycle the following from any manufacturer:

  • Digital cameras (dSLRs and point-and-shoots)
  • Digital video cameras (standard and high definition)
  • Film cameras (35mm, medium and large format)
  • Lenses, flashes, and many camera accessories
  • Digital picture frames
  • Consumer model printers
Why not just go directly to the Smash Direct sites? It looks like when you do it through Kodak you'll get a "valuable offer" for the Kodak store. If that doesn't appeal to you, then just head over to Used Camera Buyer.

Update: Whoops, I made a mistake. You can trade in printers and digital photo frames on Kodak's site, but you can't on Used Camera Buyer. So, if you have an old consumer printer and/or digital frame then be sure to go to Kodak's trade-in site.