Amazon has just unveiled new terms for the Kindle trade-in program that provides a 25% discount when you send them your old Kindle e-reader. If you want to buy the new Kindle Oasis or Voyage, this is worth pursuing.
If you have never heard of the Kindle trade-in program before, here is how it works. Amazon has an entire page that lists every single Kindle e-reader ever made. It asks you a few questions on the condition of the item and gives you a price. You can mail your Kindle to them for free and they will check it out and verify the condition. They will then send you a gift card ID number, which you can redeem for credit on your Amazon account. If you are using this credit towards the purchase of a new Kindle, such as the Oasis or upcoming Paperwhite 4, you will save an extra 25%.
Amazon has been operating their trade-in program for a number of years, but they only ever gave you money back for your old device. This is the first time that they are providing a percentage based savings on their entire modern lineup.
If you have an old Kindle collecting dust you can take a gander at how much they are willing to pay you for it. Once your Kindle trade-in is accepted, you can place a Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Oasis, or Kindle for Kids Bundle in your cart and the bonus 25% savings will be automatically applied at checkout. You have until June 30th to send them your device and the bonus 25% savings will expire on August 31st, 2018.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.