Have you heard of the Amazon.com Trade-in program? If not, don’t feel bad. Apparently, they’ve had this program in place for video games, but have now opened it up to books, DVDs, and electronics including cell phones, iPods, GPS devices, and even tablets PCs. The program is still in beta. I have some books I was getting ready to take to Goodwill so searching here first is now high on my list.
There are other trade-in programs out there, for example the one offered by Best Buy. However, Amazon.com currently doesn’t take laptops, but it does take a lot of other things and they’ve made it so simple. The three step process includes searching for the item you want to trade in, printing a label and packing slip, packing up your items and shipping them-for free. Amazon then will deposit the money in the form of a gift-card in your Amazon account to use on future purchases.
The Trade-In Store isn’t apparent when you go to the home page. When you access the Trade-In store, a list of your purchases can be found on the right hand side of the page with the trade-in value.