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How to Use Amazon Trade-In to Save 25% on the Latest Tech Stuff

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The Amazon Trade-In program is a great way to get paid for old tech items you have lying around the house. It’s also handy if you’re looking to upgrade your device because who doesn’t love discounts on the latest tech?

You can trade in items you bought from anywhere or buy used Amazon devices and other tech items from brands like Apple, Google Home, and Samsung.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to save with Amazon Trade-In. Download the KCL app or text SAVE to 57299 to see all the latest Amazon deals. Plus, don’t miss our shopping tips for bigger Prime Day savings.


1. Get an Amazon gift card based on the current value of your old device.

Amazon gift card.

This is the basic schtick. On the Amazon Trade-In page, identify the product you want to trade in, answer a couple of questions about its condition, and you’ll get a quote for the trade-in value.

Here are some examples of trade-in credits (for working devices in good condition with all of the included accessories):

  • Echo Show 8: 1st Generation Black, $35 Amazon gift card
  • Ring Video Doorbell 2 with HD Video: $15 Amazon gift card
  • Fire TV Sticks: up to $6 Amazon gift card
  • Echo Dot (3rd Gen): $5 Amazon gift card


2. Plus, get up to 25% off a new Amazon device.

In addition to an Amazon gift card, you’ll also get an offer for a discount to use on a new device. Plan on getting 20% – 25% off. This promo gets applied to your Amazon account automatically.


3. Stack the deals to get up to 87% off when you trade in devices like the Amazon Echo Show 5.

This works for all Amazon devices, but here’s an example using an Echo Show 5. You can get up to 87% off a new Amazon device when you stack your upgrade discount with your gift card and ongoing sales. Amazon likes to take 50% off the list price during sales events like Black Friday and Prime Day. Here’s how to get the lowest price:

As low as$11.99$89.99(87% off)
What to buy
Save 20% with Trade-In
Trade-In an Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) for $20 promo credit
Here’s another example with a regularly priced item. I actually just scored the regularly priced $49.99 Echo Dot 4th Gen Clock for less than $20 on Prime Day by using a trade-in.

With the extra $5 I got instantly for submitting a trade-in request (not pictured), it came out to $17.03 total.


4. Get a $20 – $30 Amazon gift card and 20% off an upgrade for a Kindle Fire trade-in.

An amazon fire tablet held over an amazon box

A Kindle Fire tablet trade-in will get you a $20 Amazon gift card, and Fire HD or HDX models will get you a $30 Amazon gift card.

Trading in any Fire or Fire HD tablet will also land you that extra 20% off a new Kindle Fire purchase.


5. Get 20% off when you do a Kindle trade-in.

A woman holding an Amazon Kindle with a book displayed on the screen.

All the different Kindle products qualify for the 20% Kindle trade-in discount on new e-readers. And if you trade in older Paperwhite models, you’ll also get a $30 Amazon gift card.



6. Trade in your Fire Stick and get 10% off a new model.

Amazon fire tv stick pointed at a tv with programs out of focus in the background.

Sure, you’ll also get up to a $6 Amazon gift card for your Fire Stick trade-in, but the 10% discount on a new Fire Stick model is even more exciting. Eligible trade-ins include:

  • Fire TVs
  • Fire TV Sticks
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast


7. Trade in your home security device for 20% off new Ring products.

A person's hand holding a box for a Ring video doorbell Pro next to an Amazon Prime delivery box.

And it doesn’t just have to be a Ring product that you’re trading in. You can get up to $30 in promotional credits. Eligible home security trade-ins include:

  • Ring cameras & video doorbells
  • Blink cameras
  • Nest cameras
  • Amazon Cloud Cams
  • Wyze Cam V2 1080P Indoor Smart Home Camera
  • Arlo cameras


8. You can even trade in an iPad on Amazon to get 20% off a new Fire tablet.

a person holding an iPad mini.

Got an iPad Mini 4? It’ll get you $30 in trade-in value, but it’ll also knock 20% off the $99.99 Fire Tablet HD 8 cost.

Together, the discounts will make the tablet $50 (50% off).

Eligible tablet trade-ins include:

  • All Fire Tablets (Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire Kids Edition)
  • Apple iPad (all models)
  • Samsung (Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note Pro)
  • Google Nexus 9 & 10


9. Amazon will even give you money for your old smartphone (including your iPhone).

A person holding an iphone wthat's charging.

The Amazon gift card trade-in value varies widely for cell phones, but for Apple, you can get $95 for an iPhone X and $401 for an iPhone 12 Pro Max. For Samsung, you’ll see $250 for a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and up to $187 for the Galaxy S20.

You can trade in a phone made by any of these manufacturers:

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Samsung
  • Motorola
  • LG



10. Game trade-in? Yep, Amazon does that, too.

Sony Playstation 4 video games, and a controller next to an amazon box

Usually, Amazon game trade-in takes consoles, games, and accessories. Amazon accepts Microsoft (Xbox), Nintendo, and Sony (Playstation) consoles. Currently, the options for game trade-ins are a bit limited. However, in the past you could get a gift card ranging from a couple of dollars (Avengers or Return of the Jedi for Xbox One) to $16.48 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for Xbox One.

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