November 23, 2009

TomTom Recycle Trade-in Program - Buy, Recycle, Get Cash


UPDATE: has a sale going on right now on select GPS models which makes this trade-in deal a great one. Here are the prices on select models with free shipping though Christmas.

  • TomTom One 130 - $79
  • TomTom One 130S - $89
  • TomTom ONE 140 - $89
  • TomTom ONE 140S - $99
  • TomTom XL 340 - $109
  • TomTom XL 335S - $119
  • TomTom XL 340S LIVE - $199

Hit the TomTom Product Page for the Holiday Specials; using my old Maestro below as a trade in example (I have a closet full of trade ins as you might imagine) I could get a widescreen TomTom XL 335S with text to speech for $68 net after trade (Subject to the T&C's of accepting my unit in good working order as our commenter Jalan points out)

Cruised this weekend and saw that you can now buy a TomTom GPS from them, trade in an old one, and get cash back in a couple of weeks. They have a calculator that calculates what your old GPS is worth, and the prices offered back seem reasonable. I didn't see all models there, but they have a lot of TomTom and other manufacturer models listed for trade. I looked at trading in a TomTom ONE XL "Regional" - worth $77, and a Magellan Maestro 3140 - worth $51; not bad. According to TomTom, the program works like this:

Four Easy Steps To Trade In Equipment:
  • Step 1 -- Purchase any new TomTom GPS on
  • Step 2 -- Register for a Trade-In account and log in to the Trade-In Center.
  • Step 3 -- Select the appropriate trade-in estimator and receive an instant estimate.
  • Step 4 -- Print a prepaid shipping label and ship your items (GPS and all components, plus a printout of your order confirmation email from your purchase on to our trade-in warehouse.

the issue here that you need to tackle is that the prices on new are list price. So the TomTom 330 is listed at $179, less my generous trade on an old Magellan Maestro and I net out at $128. The Black Friday price is $99 in a couple of outlets. The process seems easy enough, just do your research and get going to take advantage of the program. I like that the old GPS doesn't clog a landfill, it instead will be sent to where it seems that these will be auctioned off in some attempt at a second life. (BTW - there is an auction going on right now for a Maestro 3140 for $37; guess there's a way to go before they cover the $51 trade-in that they are offering me).

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Posted by Scott Martin at November 23, 2009 10:10 AM

Recent Comments

This program looks good on the surface but read the terms and conditions closely. TomTom ought to be outright ashamed to put those kind of garbage terms and conditions in place. Basically, the quote they provide you is meaningless. Your trade is not accepted until they send you a check. They can price it at whatever they want once they receive it even if the condition is as you described it. And the terms say that the final rebate can be SUBSTANTIALLY less than the quote. TomTom should be ashamed.

Posted by: Jalan at November 23, 2009 10:32 PM
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