Amazon Trade In – Earn Amazon Gift Cards for Your DVDs, CDs and more!

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Amazon Trade In Program

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Note: I’m in full decluttering mode here in the new year, so I’m taking the opportunity to repost this from last year. I’ve been working my way through our pile of DVDs and music and I’m already up to almost $60 trade-in value. I’ll take it!

Have you ever tried the Amazon Trade In program?

I tried Amazon trade in for the first time this month – and ended up making out pretty well! I sold 8 DVDs and made about $70 in Amazon credit, which is basically as good as cash for us.

We certainly made more doing that than we would have if we had sold them at a used DVD or bookstore. (Not to mention that we don’t really have any great used bookstores that are convenient, unfortunately.)

How does the Amazon trade in program work?

1. Gather any DVDs, CDs, video games or books you want to sell.
2. Search the Amazon trade in page for each title.
3. When you find a match, click “Trade In” button.
4. Choose the condition of your item. (Must be in good condition, like new or new.)
5. When you have the list of trade in items complete, choose a shipping method.
6. Print out a FREE mailing label (free if you choose to drop off yourself at UPS or USPS).
7. Ship in your items.
8. Wait 2-6 business days and an Amazon gift card will automatically be applied to your account.
9. Ta-da! You’ve just made a bit of extra $$ and lightened your load a little at the same time!

I was very pleased with how easy the entire Amazon trade in process was. I appreciated the free shipping. And I couldn’t be happier with how much we made on items we were trying to get rid of anyway.

Would you ever try the Amazon trade-in program? 


    • Alissa says

      You should! Some of their offers are hit-or-miss, but you can definitely get some decent money back. I also noticed that prices fluctuate on this end, too, so if you’re not happy with an offer, you can always wait and check prices again later before you lock in and ship it out. Good luck!

  1. says

    I hadn’t heard about this until now, but it sounds like a great way to sell old movies and CDs. You certainly don’t get much at yard sales, so this sounds like the way to go. I may have to pull some boxes out of our closets and make some money.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Alissa says

      Hi Candy! It definitely depends on which items you have and how “in demand” they are. So far I’ve been pleased with what I’ve made back, but there have been a few items where I’ve decided it wasn’t worth it and instead donated items to my local library’s book/movie sale. Hope that helps!

  2. cheryl lister says

    I’m so glad to hear about this program! We have lots of books that I need to get rid of and this would be a nice way to ship them and get some cash too.

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