Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. and NextWorth Solutions, Inc. today announced a partnership to offer NextWorth’s iPod trade-in service at all 153 Tweeter stores across the U.S. Together with NextWorth, Tweeter claims to be the first United States-based retail chain to offer an in-store iPod trade-in program to consumers.
While Tweeter will implement the iPod trade-in service, the company has partnered with NextWorth to execute the program. As founder of the web-based “The Great iPod Exchange,” NextWorth has a history of providing an iPod trade-in service via the Internet. Its traditional virtual offering will now be complemented by Tweeter’s ‘bricks and mortar’ service.
“Our iPod trade-in program reflects our desire to offer our customers a hassle-free way to capture the current value of their iPods and apply it to new technologies or products they’re shopping for,” said Jonathan Magasanik, vice president and general merchandise manager for Tweeter, in the press release. “We accept a customer’s iPod in just about any condition, inspect it and award the customer credit – on the spot.”
Tweeter’s iPod Trade-in service powered by NextWorth is quick and easy. Customers simply bring in their iPod to any Tweeter store and a Tweeter sales associate will use NextWorth’s iPod calculator to provide a Trade-in Value for the iPod. The customer will then receive instant credit towards a new iPod or any of the other cutting-edge home and mobile entertainment products available at Tweeter. The value of the customer’s iPod is commensurate with its condition and its demand in the marketplace.
“NextWorth is known for its easy iPod trade-in service,” said Dave Chen, CEO of NextWorth, in the press release. “We’re extremely pleased to extend The Great iPod Exchange to a premiere retailer like Tweeter. Together we are providing a valuable new service to their customers.”