Target, Amazon, and Four Other Retailers Offer Incentives for Returning Old Products

If you have any unneeded electronics, video games, or even car seats at home, you may be able to exchange them for gift cards, discounts, or other products. Popular shops such as Target, Amazon, and Walmart offer trade-in programs that enable you to recoup some of the cost of your previous purchases — here are all the specifics you need to know.

Amazon
When you send in your old electronics and devices, including Kindle e-readers, tablets, streaming media players, Bluetooth speakers and headphones, home security devices, wireless routers, cellphones, and gaming systems, Amazon will reward you with an Amazon gift card through the Amazon Trade-In program. Although you will earn the most points for in-good condition devices, you may qualify for a gift card even if your equipment is not functional.

Apple
You can trade in a qualified gadget for credit against your next purchase or an Apple gift card through the Apple Trade-In program. The program is compatible with iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Android devices. And, depending on the age and condition of your equipment, you may be eligible to receive a substantial refund. For instance, if you trade in an iPhone 12 Pro Max, you can receive up to $790 in compensation.

Best Buy
Best Buy offers a robust trade-in program that accepts several products, including smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and smartwatches, as well as cameras, video games, and televisions. To trade in your item, submit information about its specifications and condition online, and you’ll receive an instant trade-in offer. Bring your trade-in item to a Best Buy store or mail it in to receive an e-gift card equal to the trade-in value.

GameStop
If you trade in your old things, GameStop will give you a choice of cash or credit. The merchant accepts smartphones, tablets, wearables, headphones, consoles, video games, and controllers. To receive an offer for your item, search for it online and then bring it to your local GameStop to receive in-store credit or cash for it. If you are a PowerUp Rewards Pro member, you will receive an additional 10% value.

Target
Target hosts an annual Car Seat Trade-In Event, usually around September. Target stores will take and recycle all types of car seats during the two-week initiative, including infant seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, and harness or booster seats, regardless of their condition or expiration date. You will receive a coupon for 20% off a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller, or select baby home accessories when you trade in your old seat.

Walmart
Walmart’s trade-in program accepts cell phones, tablets, game consoles, voice speakers, laptops, and wearables. Choose your device and answer a few simple questions to receive your complimentary trade-in offer. Return your gadget for free via FedEx and receive an e-gift card upon receipt and evaluation.