Amazon just unveiled a new trade-in program that gives you a significant discount off a new Kindle. All you need to do is send the company your old one, even if it’s broken and no longer working. Amazon will accept any e-ink model, even if its the 1st generation model from 2007.
If you participate in the Amazon trade-in program you can ship it to Amazon for free and they will pay you a certain amount for the e-reader. The exact amount heavily depends on the condition and how old your device is. For example, you can send them the Kindle Touch and get $26.00 for in working condition, but they will pay you $35 if it doesn’t have any dings.
This promotion ends in March and it normally takes Amazon seven days to evaluate the condition of your e-reader and put the credits in your account. You can check out the status online anytime in Your Trade-in Account.
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.