As I mentioned in today’s Daily Links and Deals post, starting today, Amazon’s is selling $50 Fire Tablet in colors. Both the 8GB and 16GB versions are available in blue, magenta and tangerine, as well as basic black. If you are looking to buy one of the new colors or a larger version and have an old Fire you want to get rid of, you may be interested in Amazon’s trade-in program for the Fire.
For a limited time, you can trade-in your Fire for an Amazon Gift Card and a coupon for a 20% bonus savings good towards the purchase of a new Fire Tablet. Simply identify your Fire, complete the paperwork and send it in. Once Amazon verifies the condition, you will get the gift card and bonus coupon.
Amazon is accepting trade-ins on both working and non’working Fires. Models acceptable for trade-in are:
- *Kindle Fire, 1st and 2nd generations.
- *Kindle Fire HD 7″ 2nd and 3rd generations
- *Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Wi-Fi and 8.9″ Wi-Fi + 4G LTE
- *Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Wi-Fi and Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Wi-Fi + 4G LTE
- *Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Wi-Fi and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Wi-Fi + 4G LTE
- Fire HD 6 Wi-Fi
- Fire HD 7 Wi-Fi
- Fire HDX 8.9 Wi-Fi
- Fire HDX 8.9 Wi-Fi + 4G LTE
*Note the name change: The earliest versions were referred to as Kindle Fires; later versions dropped the Kindle from the name.
There is a page where you can see pictures to help determine you model. I also wrote a post a while back on identifying your Kindle model which may help. Amazon Kindle customer service can help if all else fails.
You can apply your coupon to the following Fire tablets:
- Fire regularly $49.99
- Fire Kids Edition regularly $99.99
- Fire HD 8 regularly $149.99
- Fire HD 10 regularly $229.99
- Fire HDX 8.9 regularly $399.99
Several caveats on this deal. The time frame on the offer is extremely limited. Trade-ins must be completed by May 9, 2016, so if you are interested, you need to act quickly. Other limits, terms and conditions apply.
Also, be aware that the trade-in values are much, much lower than you probably could get on eBay or another venue: Amazon’s offer for a 1st generation Kindle Fire is $5 in either working or non-working condition. The value for a working Fire HD 6 is listed at only $11. The real value here is probably the 20% off bonus.
While Amazon has offered trade-in programs for the Kindle before, this is the first time I have seen one exclusively for the Fire.
Are you interested?
Note that Amazon has updated its Trade-in Program to include more devices. You can find more details in this post about trade-ins.