did you hear the news? Amazon announced it now accepts Kindle trade-ins, as an exchange for gift cards for shopping on Amazon.com. They’ve been offering trade ins for some time now for other devices, including ebook readers, and tablets, but they finally added various Kindles to their trade-in program too.
The really weird part about this, is that a few of the Special Offers Kindles are valued at a higher price than their regular Kindle without ads counter parts. Does that make any sense? Isn’t it just a software issue?
Nevertheless, I wouldn’t trade-in my Kindle (or any other ebook reader for that matter) because it would be too much of a rip off. The trade-in prices are ridiculously low. It would be better to sell it on Kijiji or Craigslist, or even donate it to charity or give it to a friend or family member.
I mean think about it! $20 for a Kindle 3 with Wi-Fi? Or consider a $15.25 for a Kindle 2 with free 3G connectivity? That’s a steal! And that’s only if the Kindle is in “mint” condition. If it isn’t, the prices go even lower.
To be fair, the prices aren’t all that bad. Some of the Kindle 3 models can be sold for almost $50. Still, I wouldn’t sell at these prices, I value my Kindle at much more than that.