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Can I trade in my curent Kindle for the Kindle Fire?


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Initial post: Nov 6, 2011 11:45:52 AM PST
Rod Main says:
Can I trade in my Kindle 3G for a Kindle Fire?

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 12:01:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2011 12:03:40 PM PST
No, sorry. Can you trade the 2011 Sony TV you bought last year (or last month) for a different size and model of 2012 Sony TV?

But if the K3G is less than 30 days old, you can return it for a full refund. Meanwhile, your K 3G is probably still going strong, and, if you compare features, you will see that the Kindle 3G has some features (non-backlit e-ink, longer battery life, 3G {Fire is strictly WiFi}, etc.) which the Fire lacks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 12:05:51 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
Rod, yes, you can. Amazon recently expanded the electronics trade-in program to include Kindles.

You'd probably get more selling it yourself, but they do make it very easy...they give you a mailing label to print out, and they pay the postage:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics-tradein&field-keywords=kindle&x=0&y=0

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 12:06:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2011 12:07:42 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Actually, you can sell your Kindle back to Amazon. You won't like how little they will give you, though. My Kindle Keyboard w/SO wifi is worth $22.25, for example. It's worth more to me as a spare, or as a potential gift.

Go to the product page of the Kindle you bought and at the right, under "More Buying Options," you should see a "Trade In" button.

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 12:07:48 PM PST
C. S. Jones says:
What they are paying is scrap value.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 12:21:11 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
Actually, I believe the way the trade-in program works is that a third-party is buying them for resale.

Getting more than 25% is, I would say, somewhat unusual in that situation. The reseller is going to be challenged to get half the list price for a used item, typically.

Just my thoughts on it, though...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 12:35:22 PM PST
K. Rowley says:
"What they are paying is scrap value."

More what most pawn shops might pay for one... Face it, electronics don't really hold much in the way of resell value.. there usually is a newer/better (and cheaper) model coming out the next year..

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 12:50:37 PM PST
At least Amazon is offering a trade-in program for the Kindles finally. So many have asked this question in the past that it's nice to be able to "YES" to the question for a change. ;)

Posted on Nov 6, 2011 1:05:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2011 1:07:11 PM PST
Linguistics: It used to be that 'trade-in' meant in exchange for something else and 'buy back' or 'resale' meant to exchange for money or credit. I am getting old; its hard to keep up with the nuances of language, but I stand corrected. If Amazon calls it a trade-in program, who am I to argue?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 3:24:56 PM PST
K. Rowley says:
"Linguistics: It used to be that 'trade-in' meant in exchange for something else and 'buy back' or 'resale' meant to exchange for money or credit."

Other than maybe cars/trucks - where else can you trade-in something for credit against a new model of something? And even then - the trade-in is something that they can usually find another buyer for.. How many people are going to buy a used model 1 Kindle when they can get a new model for around $100?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 3:30:50 PM PST
Bufo Calvin says:
Wild, I agree with your definition.

A "trade-in" was taking something in trade for something else...usually, for part of the payment for something else.

That's also the definition you'll find if you check a dictionary, I believe.

In this case, it is a trade-in because you aren't given cash for it...you are given Amazon credit. You will be getting something with that trade-in...Amazon just doesn't know what you will choose when you trade it in.
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