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.
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:
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
- 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:
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.