PC Magazine has a good description of Amazon's addition of Electronics 4 days ago to its Trade-in Program, which now allows its members to ship no-longer-wanted gadgets to Amazon in exchange for a gift card -- BUT, they don't want e-readers. :-) Tablets are on the list though.
The actual exchanges are handled by a third-party merchant. You can visit Amazon's overall trade-in program page to see how their program is handled. Also, the list of products eligible for trading is on this page. Amazon told PC Magazine that "... customers can click the feedback link in the Amazon Trade-in Store and let us know a specific product they would like to trade in."
And here's a page specifically for information on the new Electronics trade-in program.
Amazon has a regularly updated list of products that qualify for trade-in and customers must make sure their used product exactly matches the product that Amazon is advertising can be traded-in for credit in gift-card form.
Also, you must be sure that the item is postmarked no more than 7 days after submitting the product-info online.
Users are asked to assess the quality of the item: "Like New," "Good" and "Acceptable" - but 'the final decision is up to the merchant that Amazon selects.'
NO E-readers are included in product listings for trade-ins. Tablets are though. :-) PC Magazine adds:
' Customers are free, to trade in a first-generation Apple 64 GB Wi-Fi/3G iPad (up to $417.25), Samsung Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab (up to $165.25) or HTC EVO 4G Android Phone (up to $209). Amazon sells that version of the iPad through Pavilion Electronics for $647.99, the Tab for $349.99, and the EVO 4G via AmazonWireless.com for $119.99 (with an early termination fee of $200).
The trade-in process allows users to print out a shipping label and ship it to Amazon for free, using a single box. The electronic gift card will be added to the user's account within two business days, Amazon said. '
At press time, PC Magazine adds,
' the "Hot GPS Trade-in of the Day" was a Garmin nuvi 370 3.5-inch Bluetooth portable GPS navigator, worth $160 in trade-in value.'
The trade-in program also includes video games, DVDs, and textbooks. '
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