The Amazon Electronic Trade-In Program Replaces Gadgets With Store Credit

 - Apr 14, 2012
References: amazon & news.cnet
The Amazon electronic trade-in program turns old CDs and other outdated gadgets into credit toward purchases on the online store. With technology advancing so rapidly, electronic devices are often outdated from the second they are purchased. Due to this, previously purchased items that have been replaced by brighter and shinier versions with more bells and whistles are typically left to collect dust or clutter up landfills.

With electronic waste becoming an increasingly pressing problem, the ability to do something with all of one's old gizmos is an effective step toward effectively decreasing the technological pile up.

Amazon pays to ship the item and accepts anything that is not severely damaged. The items are then purchased from a third party to be reused or re-purposed.

The program allows for textbooks, CDs, DVDs, smartphones, cameras and video games to be swapped out for gift cards.