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Amazon launches electronics trade-in program

May 18, 2011 |  1:32 pm

Online retail giant announced that it has launched an electronics trade-in store, a program allowing customers to trade in their used electronics for Amazon gift cards.

Starting Wednesday, shoppers can trade in electronics including tablets, cellphones, MP3 players and GPS devices, regardless of where the products were originally purchased. Before shipping their electronics to Amazon, participants in the program have to verify that their product is part of the program and select whether the item is in like-new, good or acceptable condition.

After the product is received and inspected, an gift card will be deposited into the customer's account, usually in less than 48 hours, the company said.

The electronics trade-in store expands the company's existing trade-in program, which includes textbooks and video games.

-- Andrea Chang