Amazon has introduced a new product trade-in programme that allows users to sell their used gadgets to Amazon for gift cards.
The company announced that the electronics trade-in programme was not valid for ebook readers, including its own Kindle. Before this, the company’s trade-in programme only allowed users to trade-in gaming hardware and software, DVDs and books.
Consumers will be able to sell their used mobile phones, tablets, GPS systems, MP3 players and cameras along with a host of other gadgets and will get Amazon Gift Cards return, irrespective of where they purchased the device.
Users will also be able to list their devices and give descriptions, after which they will be able to print an Amazon shipping label and send the device to the company. If the device passes the inspection, the Gift Cards will be credited to the users’ Amazon account within 48 hours.
If not, Amazon will send the device back to its owners within 14 days with no extra shipping costs.
"Hundreds of thousands of customers have already received millions of dollars in gift cards from the other products in our program," said Paul Ryder, vice president of electronics for Amazon, BGR reports.
"The electronics category is a natural extension and we are delighted to offer our customers more trade-in options."