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PowerMax: Trade-in your old iPod and get a new iPod

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By Dennis Lloyd

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Published: Saturday, May 3, 2003
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PowerMax Computing has a trade-in program to upgrade from old iPod to new iPod. PowerMax will credit up to $175 toward your new iPod purchase depending on which iPod model you trade-in. They will send the new iPod to you and then allow 10 days for you to ship the old iPod to PowerMax.

  • 5GB credits you $100 toward new iPod purchase at full price

  • 10GB credits you $150 toward new iPod purchase at full price

  • 20GB credits you $175 toward new iPod purchase at full price

    MacCentral’s report:

    “Once they have it and check it over, they credit the appropriate amount to your account. “It has to be in good working order, but iPods whose batteries aren’t ‘up to snuff’ will still be accepted, according to Shawn King, host-producer of Your Mac Life. PowerMax says the whole procedure shouldn’t take longer than 4-6 weeks. Call 1-888-769-7629 for details.”
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    Comments

    1

    It seems a bit misleading to say you can trade the old one in and “save” $xxx.  All you’re doing is selling your old iPod to PowerMax for a lot less than you could sell it on eBay.  I don’t understand the real advantage of this program, except if you just need your iPod really really quick.

    -Jason

    Posted by jerseyfreeze on May 4, 2003 at 3:52 AM (PDT)

    2

    I agree with jersey it is very misleading when they say you can trade in your old ipod for a new one, then later actually explains you are still spednign another 200 dollors.

    Posted by Fusen in UK on May 4, 2003 at 4:06 AM (PDT)

    3

    The above news item has been corrected. Thanks for catching that.

    Posted by iPodlounger in Irvine on May 4, 2003 at 8:36 AM (PDT)

    4

    well, if you have a original 5 gig iPOD, then it’s problay abused and that would be a good deal because i’m not sure will people on ebay buy a scratched up ipod.  Then again, people on ebay buys anything wink

    Posted by dvd in daly city on May 4, 2003 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

    5

    It would be a cheap way to pick up a used 20gb ipod tho im sure, even just for a backup….any news on how they are selling the ones they buy back and for how much?

    Posted by liet on May 5, 2003 at 2:19 AM (PDT)

    6

    Man, if they would take my iPod at $100 it would be a steal!!!  my 5GB iPod is in terrible condition…

    It does still work, though, fully…

    Anybody know to what condition they honer this???

    Posted by Bobby in Ventura, CA on May 5, 2003 at 7:57 AM (PDT)

    7

    Guys, 5 gb Ipods on Ebay that aren’t even working are going for $90 with time still left. Getting $100 for your working one, is not the deal of the century. Sure, for convenience, it’s not bad, but it ain’t amazing.

    Posted by Mookie on May 5, 2003 at 7:24 PM (PDT)

    8

    i have an i pod and the screen doesnt work can i trade it in, and if so how much would it coast?

    Posted by juliette on April 20, 2008 at 3:58 PM (PDT)

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