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How to Trade-In Your Old Kindle for a New One on Amazon

With the recent launch of  Amazon Kindle HDX, our 3rd generation Kindle is up for an upgrade. The kids are hounding us to get the new one, but with a price tag of  $379 or $229 we figured we needed to come up with a creative way to have our cake and eat it too.  Hence, how to Trade-In Your Old Kindle for a New One on Amazon

How to Trade-In Your Old Kindle for a New One on Amazon

 So we decided to research the Amazon Kindle Trade-In program. If you’re not familiar with it, well you’re in luck – below is a step by step instructions on how to successfully trade in your old Kindle for a new one. Well not quite a new one,  but an Amazon gift card would suffice. You can then use the gift card to purchase a new Kindle. Of course, it goes without saying that, if you trade in your old Kindle,  you don’t necessary have to buy another Kindle you can get whatever else floats your boat.

How to Trade-In Your Old Kindle for a New One on Amazon


How to Trade-In Your Old Kindle for a New One on Amazon

How to Trade-In Your Old Kindle for a New One on Amazon

  1. Go to the Amazon Trade-in Program, select electronics
  2. Enter the name of the item you’re interested in trading in. In this case, we typed in “amazon kindle fire HD.”
  3. The search will list various generations of Amazon Kindle,  click on the appropriate one for this example we clicked on Kindle Fire HD 7″ HD Display Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (previous generation)
  4. To the far right of the buying option, click on the trade-in here button
  5. At this point it will ask you to log in if you have an account,  if you don’t have an account, you will be asked to create  an account at this point
  6. After logging in,  it should take you to the shopping cart, where you then select the condition of the device you are trading in (When selecting the condition, make sure you’re honest because the items will be inspected upon receipt. You will be paid for the items that meet or exceed the product eligibility criteria. So if your Kindle has scratches but you select like new, value will be adjusted as appropriate at that point you have two options, they can return the item back to you, or you can opt to get credit for what it’s actually worth.)
  7. Select shipping, Amazon offers FREE UPS Drop-Off, so it makes the process pretty easy, just print out the pre-paid UPS shipping label and affix it to the package and drop it off an authorized UPS store. Delivery takes about 2-6 business days
  8. You will receive an email confirmation, and an Gift Card will be deposited into your account within 2 business days of receipt and verification of your items

* If your kindle is to old to trade-in, you can donate it to charity.

So what do you think, are you incline to trade-in your old kindle for the new Amazon Kindle HDX?

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  1. HilLesha

    November 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    This is such a wonderful deal for Kindle owners! I still haven’t gotten the first Kindle, and I know that I’m in the minority when I say I prefer actual books opposed to reading devices. 🙂

  2. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    November 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I have never ever thought about trading in. What an excellent idea.

  3. jeanae

    November 10, 2013 at 12:40 am

    What a great idea!

  4. Rachel

    November 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    That is so awesome that you can trade it in.

  5. debra p

    November 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea that I didn’t know about. Thanks! Everything upgrades so fast lately!

  6. Anne

    November 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    My daughter has an old kindle, I will have to look into this for her!

  7. Adrian

    November 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    That’s a great post – thanks for sharing. I know it’s silly, but I don’t think I could part with my old Kindle. I bought one of the very first ones way back when and I remember I had to save and save because it was $340 – including the case and insurance. I wish that thing had a meter on it so I could see how many hours and hours of enjoyment I’ve gotten out of it. I don’t read it as much these days, but it’s still the first thing I reach for when I am packing for a trip. I’d still probably take it before I’d grab my new shiny tablet. It’s like an old friend now – I don’t think I could give it up. #SITSSharefest

  8. Mary Beth Elderton

    January 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    This is great news! I had no idea this existed. Thank You!

  9. Priscilla S.

    January 28, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I’ve used Amazon’s trade-in program to clear out old dvds/blu rays several times. I love that they cover shipping too! I will definitely be taking advantage of the trade-in program when I want to upgrade to a newer Kindle model in the future.

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