Amazon Trade-In is a great way to make money on old tech collecting dust. Or if you’re looking to upgrade to a newer device and you’re a fan of discounts. (And I know you are!)

In addition to Amazon devices, you can also use Amazon Trade-In for items made by other brands like Apple, Google, Samsung and more. Here’s everything you need to know to get an upgrade or a gift card.

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Get an Amazon gift card for your old device’s current value.

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 your 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: 1st Generation Black, $30 Amazon gift card
  • Ring Video Doorbell 2 with HD Video, $15 Amazon gift card
  • All Amazon Fire TV devices & Fire TV Sticks, $0.99 Amazon gift card (even in bad condition with no accessories)
  • Echo (3rd Gen), $25 Amazon gift card

 

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 20-25% off.

 

Stack the deals to get up to 40% when you trade in devices like Amazon Echo.

This works for all Amazon devices, but here’s an example using an Echo. You can get up to 40% off a new Amazon device when you stack your gift card with your upgrade discount. Like this:

Buy 1 All-new Echo (4th Gen),$99.99, regular price
Take 25% off for trading in an Echo device ($25)
Use $25 Amazon gift card from trade-in for Amazon for Echo (3rd Gen)
Final price: $49.99 (50% off)

 

 

Get a $10-$25 Amazon gift card and 20% off an upgrade for a Kindle Fire trade in.

A Kindle Fire tablet trade in will get you a $10 Amazon gift card, and Fire HD or HDX models will get you a $25 Amazon gift card.

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

 

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

All 21 different Kindle products from 2007 – 2019 qualify for the Kindle trade-in discount on new e-readers. (You’ll also get at least a $5 Amazon gift card.)

The original Kindle will still earn you $5 in credit on top of the discounts, and the 2019 version gets you $20 in credit.

 

Trade in your Fire Stick and get 20% off a new model.

Sure, you’ll also get a $3 Amazon gift card for your Fire Stick trade-in, but more exciting is the 20% discount on a new Fire Stick model. Eligible trade-ins include:

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

Got an iPad Mini? It’ll get you just $7.50 in trade-in, but it’ll also knock 20% off the $89.99 Fire Tablet HD 8 cost.

The discounts together will make the tablet $64.49 (28% off).

Eligible tablet trade-ins include

  • All Fire Tablets (Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire Kids Edition)
  • Apple iPad (Mini, Mini 2, 1st Generation, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2)
  • Samsung (Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note Pro)
  • Google Nexus 9 & 10

 

Amazon phone (including iPhone) trade in is a thing.

Amazon gift card trade-in value varies widely, but for Apple, you can get $55 for an iPhone 7 and $511 for an iPhone 11Pro Max. For Samsung, you’ll see $36 for a Galaxy 7S Edge, and up to $290 for the Galaxy S20.

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

  • Apple
  • Google
  • Samsung
  • Motorola
  • LG

 

 

Game trade in? Yep that too.

Amazon game trade-in takes consoles, games and accessories. Amazon accepts Microsoft (XBOX), Nintendo and Sony (Playstation) consoles. A game trade in will result in a gift card ranging from a couple dollars (Avengers or Return of the Jedi for XBOX One) to $16.48 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for XBOX One.

How to Use Amazon Trade-In to Upgrade or Get Gift Cards