SEATTLE — Amazon.com has launched an electronics trade-in service that allows customers to exchange their used electronics for Amazon.com gift cards. According to Amazon.com, customers can trade in multiple items, including video games, tablets and cell phones, at the same time by sending in one box.
Customers can visit http://www.amazon.com/tradein and start searching for items to trade in. If the product is listed as eligible for trade-in, then customers can click the trade-In button to add items to their trade-in shipment. Amazon’s trade-In program offers a variety of condition types including “like new,” “good” and “acceptable,” giving customers an easy way to view multiple trade-in values. Once customers have added all the items they would like to trade in to their trade-in shipment, they can print a pre-paid shipping label and ship everything for free. After the product is received and inspected, an Amazon.com gift card will be deposited into the customer’s Amazon.com account, generally in less than 48 hours.
“Technology is constantly evolving and newer, better versions of consumer electronics are introduced all the time,” says Paul Ryder, VP electronics for Amazon.com. “We want to give customers the opportunity to get great value from their used electronics. Hundreds of thousands of customers have already received millions of dollars in gift cards from the other products in our program. The Electronics category is a natural extension and we are delighted to offer our customers more trade-in options.”