I had no idea this existed, but if you have old ereaders sitting around gathering dust, Amazon runs an electronics trade-in program.

Search results for Kindle.

Search results for Nook.

There were also results for Sony and Cybook.

Apparently the way it works is that Amazon acts as the middleman between yourself and a third party, and you receive an Amazon.com gift card as payment. Check out the FAQ for more information.

I thought I'd pass it on as some people are bound to have old ebook readers sitting around, and older electronics are hard to sell. Given the flexibility of the Amazon.com gift cards, it's certainly possible to use it on things like digital music if one doesn't prefer to buy ebooks from Amazon.

edit - As noted in the comments at [community profile] unclutter, markets like Craigslist are likely to yield higher amounts of money, should one sell directly to another buyer. Amazon definitely does not have the top dollar value for one's trade-ins. :)
Back before AO3 went live with their ebook feature, I was a tester. I only had my computer for reading ebooks and now that I have an ereader, I'm discovering issues that I didn't have with ARE. So, I've reoffered my services to them as they are in need of testers. If you want to join me, the link to sign up to be a volunteer is here.
Further to the specific Amazon questions yesterday... I'm thinking quite seriously about buying an eBook reader (partly because I'm planning to travel and I don't want to have to keep putting my books into storage/lugging them with me) but I'm not at all drawn to the Kindle, partly because of the DRM, partly because I think it's ugly. I also have some issues with Sony: they have been known to push intrusive and destructive DRM on their products in the past (music, particularly) and I'm not massively keen on supporting them.

Looking around at alternatives, the two that have sprung up particularly are the Hanlin eReader or the Bookeen Cybook. I'd be really interested in feedback from people who've used these, or other readers. And just discussion in general! I'm getting quite excited about the potential of eBooks (I am a writer and I think it offers a lot of scope for self-publishing and alternate forms of publishing) and I like reading what other people have to say about the format and the hardware.


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