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Amazon has launched an online junk shop which allows people to trade electronic goods in exchange for gift cards.

The Electronic Trade-In Store will accept old phones, MP3 players, cameras and DVDs and computer games. Textbooks are also acceptable for trading.

But the site warns that your item must exactly match descriptions on the site including the condition of any goods traded.

Shipping is free and Amazon will take multiple items per box – aggravation over packing and posting is a regular gripe from eBayers flogging lots of low value items.

Amazon UK was unaware of the US service and said it could not talk about future plans. We're guessing it might come to Europe if successful in the US.

Amazon's press release is here, or go and have a play on the site here. ®

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