Pentax Official Store Trade-In Offer for DSLRs

The official Pentax (okay Ricoh) online store is running a trade-in promotion until 3/31/23. You trade-in a DSLR, and you get trade-in credit towards the purchase of either the K-1 Mark II or the K-3 Mark III, in new condition, at the official Pentax-Ricoh online US store.

Non-Pentax DSLRs get a $100 trade-in credit regardless, while Pentax DSLRs range from $100 to $250 depending on the model you are trading in.

Needless to say, before you send in your camera for a trade-in at these fixed prices, be sure to check its going prices at used marketplaces such as KEH Camera, because you may get more if you sell it on your own. Depending on condition, demand, etc, etc, etc…

Sony Trade-IN Promotion (ends 12/31/22)

If you want to join the Sony world or you want to add more Sony cameras or lenses to your arsenal, Sony and B&H Photo are running a trade-in offer until 12/31/22.

In addition to the trade-in value of your old camera year (eg for argument’s sake let’s say my old Nikon D40 is worth $40), you also receive a trade-in bonus from Sony that varies depending on which Sony product(s) you are buying. Some gear may also have instant savings/rebate promotions that are currently in progress.

The value of what Sony offers depends on the price of the camera/lens and also on what Sony has strategically decided to encourage the purchase of.

You can trade-in your old digital or film interchangeable lens camera or lens. Check the aforelinked website for more details, as it is easier to see it in pictures than me trying to describe it with words 🙂

Samsung Trade-In Promotion Offers Up To $700 Credit Towards S21 flagships on select Galaxy, Pixels and iPhones [Cracked Screen Trade-Ins get $150 less]

The official Samsung USA online store is also offering a trade-in promotion for the new Samsung S21 three-headed flagship monster. The maximum you get is $700 with a working screen, or $550 with a cracked screen.

The trade-in credit promotion is stackable with the previously mentioned pre-order bonuses

The trade-in credit depends on which smartphone you trade-in for the S21*. It also has to meet the eligibility requirements (starts up, functions, factory reset, no cracks on screen and lenses, not on a banned list). Please do double-check as I may have made a mistake in the assembly of this list:

$700 trade-in credit

  • Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra
  • iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 PRO, 12 PRO MAX

$550 trade-in credit

  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Notes 10, 10 5G, 10 Plus
  • Galaxy S10, S10 5G, S10 Plus, S10e
  • iPhone 11, 11 PRO, 11 MAX, XS, XS MAX

$350 trade-in credit

  • Note 9
  • Galaxy S9, S9 Plus
  • Galaxy A71
  • Pixel 4, 4 XL
  • iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR

$250 trade-in credit

  • Note 8
  • Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active
  • iPhone 7, 7 Plus

$200 trade-in credit

  • Galaxy S7, S7 Active, S7 Edge
  • Galaxy A51, A51 5G
  • Pixel 3, 3a, 3 XL, 3a XL
  • iPhone SE, 6S, 6S Plus

Cracked Screen phones are eligible but they usually give you $150 less in trade-in credit for them. The cost-n-profit of fixing/replacing the cracked screen 🙂

Please do check all the details, terms, conditions and restrictions of this promotion. I have not done this type of a promotion before so I don’t have first hand experience to tell you how it works…

Nikon Z: Free FTZ Mount Adapter and up to $400 Trade-In Bonus with Nikon Z purchase

Good until March 30 in 2019, Adorama is having a stackable Nikon Z promotion: you get a free Niokn FTZ mount adapter with the purchase of a Nikon Z-system full-frame mirrorless camera, and if you want to trade-in qualifying camera gear, you can get a trade-in bonus of up to $400 [in addition to the gear’s value]…

Optionally, you can get 18-month no-interest financing with select Z purchases when paying with an Adorama credit card – on approved credit and all that. Minimum monthly payments are required. Check the terms/conditions of this promotion over there or contact them if something’s not clear…

Gazelle Trade-In Bonus with select MacBooks and iPhones

Gazelle is running a couple of trade-in promotions at the moment. Good until 5/27/18, you can get a $25 trade-in bonus when you trade in a MacBook valued at $250+. Separately you can get a $15 trade-in bonus when you trade in a iPhone valued at $150+. Check their website for terms, conditions and details.

New Sony Instant Savings are LIVE: a7 for $800, a7 II for $1100, w/28-70 for $1300, a7r II for $2400, APS-C a-Series, Lenses and More!

A new round of Sony Instant Savings is now up and running at B&H Photo, some of them also get free promotional rewards and/or free accessories. The price you see is the price you pay, no coupons, no rebates.

Among the participating cameras:
+ Sony a7 body for $800
+ Sony a7 II body for $1100
+ Sony a7 II w/28-70 for $1300
+ Sony ar7 II body for $2400
+ various offers on a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300
+ various Sony Lenses and accessories (flashes, battery grips, mount adapters, etc)
+ there is a long list, hit the “Load More” at B&H Photo to see them all.

In parallel, B&H Photo is also running a Sony Trade-IN Promotion. The trade-in promotion will run until 3/31/18. The Trade-IN Bonus will depend on which camera you trade-in, it ranges from $200 to $500 depending on which Sony a-camera you trade-in. The trade-in bonus is in addition to the actual used value of the camera. So if your used camera is worth $400 and it is eligible for the $500 trade-in bonus, you will get $500 towards the purchase of a new eligible Sony camera, and a $400 check for the actual value of your used camera.

Heads Up: Sony Sale and Trade-IN Offers start Sunday!

If you are interested in buying Sony camera gear, or trade-in your camera gear, or even switch to Sony, this is a heads up for you! Starting on Sunday 2/4/18 at 12:01am eastern, a new Sony Sale along with a Sony Trade-IN Promotion. The trade-in promotion will run until 3/31/18. The Trade-IN Bonus will depend on which camera you trade-in.

Get $100 off towards Ricoh Theta V with Used Trade-In

If you are interested in getting the Ricoh Theta V 360 degree camera, good news, Adorama has a trade-in promotion for the Ricoh Theta V. The steps are simple:

  1. you fill-in the information at the trade-in page
  2. you will immediately receive a $100 off coupon that can be used towards the purchase of the Ricoh Theta V at Adorama
  3. later on, you will be contacted by the Adorama Used Department to trade-in your used camera

The Ricoh Theta V currently goes for $430 with a $50 Adorama gift certificate and a Ricoh selfie stick. The trade-in coupon drops the price you pay from $430 to $330.

The $100 off coupon is in addition to the value you will receive for your used camera. Eligible models for the trade-in:

(ENDED) Trade In Your Gear at KEH Camera for a Gift Card (instead of cash), And Receive Coupon for Future Purchase ($100 off $500+ future purchase)

This promotion expired…

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Sony a9 Trade-IN promotion expires 9/30/17

Sony’s Trade-IN promotion towards a Sony a9 is running September 30, 2017, that’s less than two weeks away. You can see all eligible cameras you can trade-in (your own used cameras) towards the a9, and learn more at the promotion at the B&H Photo Sony Trade-IN page

Olympus M43rds Trade IN Promotion with Bonus Up to $300 [in addition to actual value of your used traded-in camera gear]

Olympus is running a trade-in promotion at B&H Photo and other dealers that give you a Trade-IN Bonus towards the purchase of select Olympus M43rds cameras and lenses.

Eligible cameras to purchase with this promotion are the E-M1 II, E-M5 II, PEN-F, and E-PL8. Nine Olympus M43rd Prime lenses are also eligible.

You will ALSO receive the trade-in value of the cameras you turn in for the trade-in promotion.

So, for example, if you are buying the Olympus E-M1 II body only through this promotion. The camera’s current price is $2000. If you participate in the trade-in promotion, you get a $300 off trade in-bonus discount. So you pay $1700 for the camera.

You will also receive the trade-in value of the camera you turn it. For example, if you trade-in an old beat-up DSLR, you may get a $100. If you trade-in a recent pristine DSLR, you may get a $500 value. The numbers I’m using here are strictly for example purposes, not based on current market prices!

When you click on the “Start your Trade-In” links over at the trade-in promotional page, you will see a list of eligible camera and lenses for this promotion.

Trade-In Fuji GFX-50S Offer: $650 off discount + Value of your Used Serious Camera

If you are interested in buying the Fuji GFX-50S medium format camera body-only kit in new condition, AND you have a serious DSLR or mirrorless or medium format camera you are willing to part with, Adorama has a Fuji GFX-50S Trade-In Promotion.

You can only trade-in one of the cameras listed in the aforelinked promotional page. They are serious cameras, for example, among Canons, it starts with the 6D and goes up to the 1D*; among Nikons it is D600 and up, among Sonys it is Sony a850/900, a7* and up, and so forth. Some medium format cameras are also eligible. See the complete list in this PDF file (direct link to PDF file).

I haven’t done this promotion, but based on the Promotional page, the steps are these:

  • fill in your information in the Trade-In form
  • send your used camera to Adorama
  • after Adorama receives your used camera and evaluates it, they will send you:
    1. a check for the value of your used camera
    2. a coupon code that gets you $650 off the purchase of the Fuji GFX-50S
  • using the coupon code, you can them purchase the GFX-50S for $650 off its current price

Hasselblad Trade-In Discounts (Older Cameras for H6D models)

If you are interested in the new Hasselblad H6D models and have older models you are willing to part with, Hasselblad is running a trade-in promotion that gets you discounts towards the purchase of the H6D-50 and H6D-100 models. The discount varies by model, but it’s better than 50% of the new model price. Some competitor models are also eligible for the trade-in promotion. Check with your favorite Hasselblad dealers.

They are also offering financing promotions that can be stacked with the trade-in, provided by Madison Capital.

Olympus Trade-IN Bonus Event – Get $200 off per item

A brand new Olympus M43rds Trade-In Promotion is now Live at B&H Photo. Use promo code TRADENTIME to get $200 off each item from the list shown there when you trade-in any camera or lens for it. Maximum bonus savings $800. The promotion runs until 5/6/17. The promotional page outlines the three step process:

A total of three cameras and three lenses are participating, including the E-M1 II with 12-40mm f2.8 which goes for $2700 before the trade-in promotion.

NOTE: I haven’t done this promotion (being a poor blogger I can’t buy a $1000+ camera just so I can test the checkout process), so I don’t have a step by step for the whole process…

Olympus Pen-F for $1050 using Trade-In Promotion

If you have older camera gear you are willing to part with, Adorama is having a trade-in promotion that gets you the Olympus Pen-F for $1050 with the trade-in discount factored in the price you pay. The offer is available for both the black Pen-F and the silver Pen-F.

PS: I haven’t done this trade-in promotion, so I don’t know how it works end to end.

Ends 10/31/15: up to $250 Trade-In Bonus towards Sony a7* or FE lenses

Running until 10/31/15, Amazon has a Sony Trade-In Bonus Promotion that can be applied towards the purchase of select Sony a7* kits or FE lenses. The complete list of eligible cameras and lenses is shown over there.

The “bonus” part of the trade-in is this: in addition to the actual trade-in value of the camera gear you will send them in, you will also receive a promotional code that gets you $45 to $250 off the purchase of the aforementioned Sony a7* cameras or FE lenses. In general, the higher the price of the item, the bigger the promo code discount. For example, the a7S body only gets $250 off, while the 28mm f2 gets $45 off. You receive promo codes for all 17 eligible items. You can use each promo code once. Applies only to items sold and shipped by Amazon herself (not 3rd-party sellers).

The workflow of this trade-in (based on the promotional page (I haven’t done this)) is this:

STEP #1: locate the camera(s) or lens(es) you want to trade-in. The promotional page has big pictures for eligible “Digital SLRs” or “Mirrorless Cameras” or “Lenses”. Once you hit one of those links, you will see eligible products. You don’t have to go through them page by page. The Amazon search box over there morphs into a trade-in search box, so it will only show you eligible items. So, for example, you don’t have to go through 500+ DSLR kits to see if yours is eligible.


STEP #2: select the camera you want to trade-in and follow the steps. It’s easy actually. You click the yellow “Trade-In” button and it shows you price ranges depending on the condition. Your trade-in amount will be adjusted if when they receive it, their evaluation of the item’s condition differs from your own. Even so, you have some control, you can pre-select whether you want them to return the item to you for free, or automatically accept the lower price. (if the price is higher, they’ll obviously give you a bigger trade-in amount). The trade-in amount will be sent to you in an Amazon Gift Card, not a cold-hard-cash check/cheque.

STEP #3: if you accept the offer, you ship your old camera/lens to Amazon for FREE using their printable shipment labels. About 7-10 business days after, you will receive via e-mail the promotional codes that go towards the purchase of Sony a7* or FE lenses. The promotional codes are pre-determined amounts ($45 to $250) depending on which Sony item you buy in the future. These amounts are not linked to the value of your old used traded-in gear.

STEP #4: after your old used trade-in gear is received by Amazon, and their condition evaluated, you will receive an email with their findings, and if accepted by them, you will receive your trade-in value in an Amazon electronic gift card (this is a never-expiring Amazon gift card, not a promotional code).

STEP #5: you can use both the promotional bonus codes ($45 to $250) and your trade-in gift card towards the purchase of a Sony camera or FE lens. This is optional. You don’t have to buy anything. But obviously you can’t undo the trade-in once it is submitted and accepted by Amazon and it survives your “lower condition” conditional choice in Step #2.

STEP #6: as you can see, I can only write short posts or sprawling posts, there’s no middle ground 🙂

DEADLINES: The promotion expires 10/31/15. The promo codes expire 11/7/15.

Trade-In Bonus of up to $250 towards Sony a7 series cameras or full frame E-lenses

Adorama is running another Trade-In Promotion good until 10/31/15. You trade-in one digital interchangeable-lens camera or lens, and receive a trade-in bonus of up to $250, in addition to the trade-in value of your gear. The trade-in bonus can be used towards the purchase of a new Sony a7 series digital camera or full frame E-mount.

Per the short instructions there, you fill in the short form on their website. Then they give you a trade-in code. You use that towards the purchase the a7 series camera or FF E-mount lens of your choice. In parallel, you send them your old camera/lens you agreed to trade-in.

Trade-In promotion for Sony RX100 and RX10

Amazon is running a Trade-In Promotion for the Sony RX10 and RX100* digital cameras. You trade-in a qualifying camera or camcorder or smartphone. Three business days later, you will receive an email with a promotional code for either $50 off the RX100* cameras or $100 off the RX10 camera. One trade-in promo code per order. Only new condition RX10/RX100* cameras sold by Amazon herself are eligible (not 3rd-party sellers, not used/refurbs). This promotion ends 3/28/15. More details over there.

UPDATE #1: Adorama has a Sony RX Trade-In promotion as well.

UPDATE #2: B&H Photo has a Sony RX trade-in promotion as well.

Expires 1/31/15: Sony a7* and FE lenses Trade-In with 15% discount

Reminder! The B&H Photo Sony a7* and FE lenses trade-in promotion with a 15% bonus credit expires on 1/31/15 at B&H Photo. You get two credits with this offer:

1) 15% of the purchase price of the eligible Sony a7* or eligible FE lenses
2) the fair market value of your trade-in used items

The B&H Photo trade-in process, as described over there (assuming I understand this correctly) is this:

1) enter the item you want to trade in (your own used item)
2) get a quote from B&H
3) if it’s a go, ship your used item to B&H
4) receive the 15% off credit code from B&H
5) use the credit code to purchase the eligible a7* or eligible FE lenses

Eligible cameras are the a7, a7r and a7s. Eligible FE lenses are the 35/2.8, 55/1.8, 24-70/4, 70-200/4, and 28-70/3.5-5.6

Trade-In Working dSLR/iLC, Get 15% credit towards Sony a7, a7r, a7s or FE lenses

If you are interested in getting one of the Sony a7* camera kits or FE lenses, and you have a working DSLR or mirrorless camera you no longer need, B&H Photo has a brand new Trade-In Promotion. You will receive a 15% credit (of the price of the participating Sony a7* camera or FE lenses) plus the actual value of the camera you trade-in.

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Trade-In Working DSLR or Lens, Get up to $345 towards Sony a7 or a7R + value of traded-in gear

Are you interested in getting either the Sony a7 or a7r digital cameras? Do you have a working DSLR or lens that you no longer need or you don’t want to use any more? Adorama has a Sony a7 or a7r trade-in offer that gets you an instant trade-in discount in the shopping cart when you purchase the a7/a7r. Within 30 days, you must send them your working DSLR or Lens. You also get the market value of your trade-in camera/lens. The Trade-In bonus is as follows:

+ a7 body-only up to $255
+ a7 w/28-70 up to 300
+ a7r body-only up to $345
+ only the above three kits are eligible
+ trade-in instructions will be included in your a7* package
+ you also earn 4% promotional rewards on purchase amount
+ promotion ends by 12/31/14
+ contact Adorama for more details

Sony a7 and a7r Trade-In Offer Returns: trade any working DSLR for a discount towards a7 or a7r

Tempted by the Fruit of the Alpha? Adorama has a new trade-in offer for the Sony a7 and a7r cameras. The offer has two legs. First you purchase one of the aforelinked Sony a7 or a7r kits. Then you receive the camera along with a prepaid shipping label from Adorama. You use that label to ship to Adorama your old working trade-in DSLR (any model, any year, any manufacturer). More details at the promotional page. You receive your trade-in discount when you place the order.

With the DSLR Trade-In Discount factored in your shopping cart, you pay:
+ $1243 for the Sony a7 body only
+ $1500 for the Sony a7 with 28-70mm FE
+ $1753 for the Sony a7r body only

The Trade-In bonus amount is factored in the prices above and it is variable depending on which model you select. Promotion ends by 12/31/14.

That Nikon D40 KR convinced you to buy a few centuries ago? Trade it in 😉

Please note Adorama will be observing Sukkot, so factor that in the timing of your order.