Amazon has updated its Trade-In program to include Kindles and other eReaders, adding to the vast selection of gadgets the service already accepts.
As the release date for Amazon’s first tablet and latest eReader, the Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch, nears, the company is allowing customers to trade in their used Kindles, along with other electronics, to upgrade to a new device. The service currently offers $37 for the Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi edition and $48 for its 3G/Wi-Fi brethren. Unfortunately, NOOK owners looking to trade-in their devices will find Amazon does not offer a market value for the Barnes & Noble eReader.
Tablets are also eligible as trade-in items on the website, with Amazon offering values for the iPad 2, Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab and BlackBerry PlayBook, to name a few. Apple iPad 2 owners will find Amazon offers a range of payments for the current tablet, ranging from $330 to $480, for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and 64GB Wi-Fi version, respectively. BlackBerry subscribers who just recently switched services after RIM’s outage last week can trade in their PlayBook tablets for up to $401 for the 64GB edition and $278 for the 16GB version. While the 32GB Motorola XOOM has a trade-in value of $253, owners of the Galaxy Tab will find options for both the 7-inch and 10.1-inch designs. Currently, Amazon Trade-In is offering $76 for a 16GB Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab, as well as $207 for its 10.1-inch 16GB counterpart and $246 for the 32GB model.
Customers can also trade-in DVDs, video games and other electronics. Amazon will deposit an Amazon.com Gift Card into your account upon the receipt of the items.