Buying a new Kindle is tough to justify if you already own one, so Amazon’s running a promotion to ease you into its more recent e-reader tech by giving some credit in exchange for your older model. You’ll also get a flat 25 percent discount that can be used immediately on any new Kindle e-reader.
The company will pay anywhere from $5 for the debut Kindle to $75 for the Kindle Oasis from 2016. It seems to be fairly lenient on the condition of older models, offering the same amount for a model in perfect condition as it does for one with a cracked display. However, for newer models, you’ll only get a decent cut if it’s in good condition all around.
Once you trade in your Kindle, you’ll get a coupon for 25 percent off of a new one. If you do the exchange in person at an Amazon Books location, you’ll get both the credit and discount immediately. But for online users, only after Amazon inspects your submitted e-reader will you receive the credit, which you can use for future purchases.
If you want to swap yours out for the cheapest new option available, you’re looking at about $60 if you’re cool with the model with special offers. If not, the final cost will be $20 higher. On the higher end of Amazon’s e-reader offering, this promo brings the $119 Kindle Paperwhite, down to about $89, which is close to Prime Day pricing. The Kindle Oasis is less than $200 with the coupon.
While this isn’t the first time that Amazon has run this trade-in promo, you have a while to take action before it expires this time around on September 28th.