Trade Your Used Gadgets for Amazon Gift Cards

Got an old cell phone, iPod, or digital camera? Trade it for an gift card! Yesterday, the online retailer announced that it has expanded its existing trade-in program to include used electronics.

Amazon will now accept a variety of used gadgets, including tablets, cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, and GPS devices. Users simply search the trade-in page to see if Amazon will accept their item for credit (credits range from 0.25 for a used cell phone to $480 for an iPad2), indicate the condition of their item ("Like New," "Good," or " Acceptable"), print out a pre-paid shipping label, and send the gadget off for inspection. If Amazon accepts the item, the retailer will deposit a gift card into the customer’s account. If Amazon rejects the item, the company will send the item back at no charge. 

"Hundreds of thousands of customers have already received millions of dollars in gift cards from the other products in our program," said Paul Ryder, vice president of electronics for Amazon. "The electronics category is a natural extension and we are delighted to offer our customers more trade-in options."

The online giant’s previous trade-in program included used video games, DVDs, and textbooks. Amazon’s inclusion of used electronics will now allow it to compete with sites like


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