Amazon is buying…

When you think of you probably think of buying stuff.

Well, I recently learned more about Amazon's TRADE-IN program.

I had been peripherally aware of it because any time I would look at something on Amazon which I already owned, I would see something like this...

They are telling me I could get a GIFT CARD worth up to $2.70 if I wanted to trade it in.

From the website...

"The Amazon Trade-In Program allows customers to receive an Gift Card in exchange for over a million eligible items including DVDs, CDs, video games, electronics, and books. The process is easy and convenient with free shipping, an immediate offer, and no required registration or listing."

"Depending on your location, Trade-in submissions may take up to 10 business days to arrive before your submission is processed. The packages you sent can be tracked anytime in Your Trade-in Account."

"Once your item is received and verified, you'll receive an e-mail notification within 2 business days informing you whether your items were accepted or rejected. You can find the status of your trade-in anytime in Your Trade-in Account. Once your trade-in has been paid, you'll see the amount when viewing your gift card balance."

You can find out what Amazon will pay you for your stuff at:

If you have an iPhone or Android phone you can get an app called "Amazon Student".

I'm not sure why it's called that but it may be because they do buy college textbooks.

If you know any recent college graduates with textbooks have them check out this program.

The App will allow you to scan bar codes on books, videos, etc. and automatically find out what you might get for your item from Amazon.



You won't get rich doing this but it's an easy way to make some money without much effort.

Video games are popular in this program so if your children have a big collection, have them check out the bar codes on the games they want to sell and see what happens.

Amazon doesn't buy everything...they prefer newer stuff but gather the stuff you want to sell and scan or type in your barcodes in one sitting.

This is a great project for the kids.

Realize that if Amazon is offering to buy your item, YOU could sell your stuff on Amazon and get a much higher price.

Below you'll notice I was offered up to $7.20 for "The Big Bang Theory - Season Three".

If, instead of trading it in to Amazon, I were to sell it myself using Amazon, I'd could get at least twice that.  I wouldn't get the money as fast but if you have the time and prefer cash to a gift card, then look at selling it yourself on Amazon.





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