Last Updated on January 13, 2019
If you’ve wanted to try out GoPro’s HERO6 or Fusion cameras, this is your chance to do so. GoPro has once again launched its Trade-Up Program, first introduced in 2017, but now it’s even better.
An improved Trade-Up Program
The first GoPro Trade-Up Program ran for a limited time in 2017. That program also only accepted previous-generation GoPro models in order to get a newer unit at a discounted rate.
This time, the new Trade-Up Program accepts older GoPro models OR any other digital camera. That’s right, you can bring in an old camera – even one that don’t work – and exchange it for the HERO6 or Fusion cameras at a discounted price. However, the camera does have to be at least $99.99 when it was new.
Also: the program is only offered to those living in the US.
How much of a discount is on offer?
You can get $50 off the new HERO6 Black and $100 off the Fusion.
How to participate in the program?
You have to go the the Trade-Up website at https://shop.gopro.com/tradeup. You just have to pick the camera you want to get, either the HERO6 Black or the Fusion, and then follow the rest of the instructions.
What about shipping costs?
GoPro will cover shipping costs at both ends. You will receive an email containing instructions from FedEx (very important to note) on how to get your prepaid shipping label. You just have to print that out, pack your cameras, and send it.
You won’t be charged any additional fees as well. GoPro will take care of everything, even the shipping of your new camera.
Of course, you have to pay the discounted rate for the new camera.
How many cameras can be traded in for a discounted GoPro?
You can send in as many cameras as you want. They can have scratches or they can have dents – it doesn’t matter. However, the cameras need to have been priced at least $99.99 when it was new.
When will the new camera arrive?
Once GoPro has received the camera or cameras you want to trade, they will charge the provided payment method. After that, you can expect to receive your new GoPro within 14 days.
Meghan Lafferty, senior vice president of product at GoPro says that this program is the company’s way of allowing fans and customers to experience their products and see just how convenient the new models are.