Amazon has a promotion going on encouraging you to trade in your old Kindle. It sounds pretty simple. You answer a few questions about your Kindle’s condition to get a trade in quote. Then, print the label and send it in. Amazon will verify the condition and apply a gift card to your account. You also receive a $20 discount good towards the purchase of a new Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle for Kids bundle.
You can trade in any of the following e-ink Kindles:
- 1st Generation Kindle
- Kindle 2nd Gen Free 3G
- Kindle 2nd Gen U.S. Wireless
- Kindle 5th Gen (black) Wi-Fi
- Kindle 4th Gen (graphite) Wi-Fi
- Kindle Touch Wi-Fi
- Kindle Touch Wi-Fi + 3G
- Kindle DX (white) 3G
- Kindle DX (white) U.S. Wireless
- Kindle DX (graphite) 3G
- Kindle Keyboard (white) Wi-Fi + 3G
- Kindle Keyboard (graphite) Wi-Fi
- Kindle Keyboard (graphite) Wi-Fi + 3G
- Kindle Paperwhite 6th Gen Wi-Fi
- Kindle Paperwhite 6th Gen Wi-Fi + 3G
- Kindle Paperwhite 5th Gen Wi-Fi
- Kindle Paperwhite 5th Gen Wi-Fi + 3G
Have a broken one? No worries. Even non-working Kindles are eligible for trade-in.
There are limitations, terms and conditions to the offer which expires on March 31, 2015*. You can find out more info here.
I have several working 1st generation Kindles I need to decide what to do with. This might be worth checking into as an option, although the last time I checked the trade in values, they weren’t offering a lot. I think it would be a no-brainer for a non-working device or one whose battery doesn’t hold a charge anymore. It is a great incentive to recycle or upgrade a device.
Are you interested in trading in your old Kindle towards a new one?
*Updated to add that I think this may be a misprint as the promotion just appeared, but I am checking with Amazon to verify.
*Update 2: I spoke to Kindle customer service and they assured me that this offer is indeed still valid. The CS rep I spoke to also thought that this was a typo (it is the first day of 2016) and that would be she would be initiating a support request for someone to check the web page copy.
*Update 3: The first date was a typo. This offer ends on March 31, 2016.
My old Kindle has been so loyal–and still works. No way would I trade it in. 😀
I know how you feel. I keep thinking that I should get rid of my first generation Kindles, then I get overwhelmed by nostalgia. I am trying to minimize and declutter and the tech stuff is killing me. I can’t seem to let go of my first two Samsung Galaxy Tablets either…. I need to find a museum! 🙂
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I’ve been looking for what to do with my 2007 Kindle. Thanks!
Phil, please come back and let us know how the process went.One person on Google+ told me that they weren’t paying a lot for them.I will come back and follow up after I start the trade.
I have an old Kindle that just stopped working; This seems like a good deal!
Noelle, let us know how it goes, please. For a non-working Kindle, getting anything for it and not having to send it off to recycle sounds great to me!
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