Have you heard about the Amazon Trade In program? This is a super easy way to make a little extra money. I like to try things out myself to make sure there are no kinks before I spread the word about legitimate ways to earn a little extra money. Our family has used the Amazon Trade In Program many times over the past several years and love the little extra boost of money.
Amazon has a trade in program in exchange for Amazon.com gift cards. You can trade in video games, text books, cameras, wearables, music, and electronics. It is not easy to find on their main page, which may be why more people don’t know about it.
The process for using the Amazon Trade In program is easy.
1) Type the name of the item you wish to trade in at the Books & Textbooks, Video Games, or Movies & TV Trade in Pages – or use the app.
2) Select your exact item from the thumbnails/descriptions which will be populated. You will also see the price that Amazon will pay you for your item on that page.
3) Click “Trade In.”
4) If you have more items to trade in, use the “Add Another Item” link which turns in to a drop down menu.
5) Once you have finished adding items, submit your trade-in request.
6) Print the free shipping label and packing slip and include both with your trade-in items. Place your package in the mail.
7) In a few days Amazon will email you to let you know that your box has been received. In your Amazon Marketplace Trade-In Confirmation you will see the final price you received for your trade in items.
To view (or cancel) your trade-in, click “My Account.” Then look on the right hand side for “Your Other Accounts” and under that you will see “Your Seller Account.”
Now, I will admit, I did not make that much money on the DVDs and book that I mailed to Amazon. But you know what? They were doing nothing but collecting dust at my house. I would rather have a few extra dollars in my pocket than shelves full of stuff we don’t need. Now I can get Financial Peace Jr.: Teaching Kids About Money! : “Cool Tools” for Training Tomorrow’s Millionaires for only a few dollars.
From experience, I know that the items I traded in at Amazon are not hot sellers at garage sales or consignment sales. Again, I would rather have some money than clutter!
I recently sent Amazon five items and my account was credited $11.80! I mailed them one book and four DVDs. Amazon pays the postage with a prepaid USPS or UPS label. Talk about easy!
Have you used the Amazon trade in or any other trade-in programs? We would love to hear about your experiences!
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I had no idea! I’ve been trying to sell a textbook on there for months and haven’t gotten it to sell yet. I’ll try this route and see if I have better luck! Any money is better than none!
Woohoo Ashley! That is a huge amount of money!!! I really wish I had known about this before we gave 2 boxes of textbooks to goodwill.
Thank you! I just traded in 5 textbooks for $65!
Thanks for posting this! I knew they had a game trade in, but didn’t know about the books. I’ve been trying to sell a bunch of old textbooks on half.com for a couple years, but by now they’re probably out of date. I’ll see what Amazon gives me for them!