I see a lot of negative discussions about the trade-in service and here's the deal as I see it.
If I wanted a better price for books (games etc) - then I would sell them myself. It's a fairly tedious task and I'm not really prepared for that kind of time investment. Also, you would need to supply all the packaging yourself and that is pretty expensive if you sell a lot unless you are recycling old amazon boxes etc.
Amazon pay quite a bit in advertising costs to get people to their site, they have to pay staff to man the warehouses, sort the trade-in's, validate their condition and the list goes on.
If I am trying to weed out my old books I have a few choices. I can donate to a local charity, I can sell on eBay, or I can trade-in through Amazon. With the trade-in service, I wait until I can sell enough to qualify for the free postage, I use an old box and pack them up nicely and I send them in.
At least it is something for not much effort.
If you bought the items in the first place then they are yours...if you don't need them anymore then it's your responsibility to dispose of the item as you wish...and you always have a choice but I for one am happy that Amazon offer this service.
Recent discussions in the video games trade-in discussion forum (288 discussions)
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|do not trade in games!!||78||19 Aug 2014|
|Warning A Big Warning Don't use trade in Service||60||8 Aug 2014|
|Use the trade-in service. It's good.||0||23 Jul 2014|
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