expensive trade-in items camera gear, Kindle, iPads, iPhones, and Android tablets, Amazon's CD Trade-In Program now let's you search for CDs to trade-in (if they meet their acceptability criteria), ship them for free at their cost, and then a little while later after processing, receive an Amazon Gift Card directly into your account.
Of course, trade-in values range considerably. A quick scan of categories reveals trade-in values range from $0.50 to $6.40 (there are probably many above and below this range, but it's a bit much to scan the whole library of genres). An example: that Hunger Games soundtrack? You'd get just $2.95 credit, while the cheapest used sales price listed is $6.69. As The Next Web notes, "at the moment, Amazon does not resell used CDs, though a variety of used and like new offerings are available through [its] marketplace", so it's actually third-party merchants handling this trade-in process. Still, if you've migrated to an all digital library (we don't even have an optical drive in our laptop any longer), and still have some CDs stored away, here's an option to fill your Amazon credit coffers for media just gathering dust. Via The Next Web (Image: JC Medina)