Trade Up Your Tech

Tech Shop offers a hardware trade-in program in partnership with PowerON Services, Inc.

Bring in your used technology hardware and get instant store credit toward the purchase of new technology from Tech Shop. Any laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone, smart watch, media player, display, gaming console, or dslr camera may qualify.

Visit our partner site at for program details, eligible products, and a no-obligation quote for your trade-in value.


Good to Know

Store credit can be used toward the purchase of anything in the Tech Shop catalog.

Submitting a quote request (“Sell My Device”) does not obligate you to accept the trade-in offer. This simply generates a quote, which you can review at your leisure, then choose whether or not to proceed with the trade-in.

We want to make sure that you receive the most money possible for your products but do verify the quote and hardware condition per our partner guidelines. Please review carefully the product condition criteria and device security steps listed in the trade in process. If the quote needs to be revised based on physical assessment of the hardware, you will have the option to generate a new quote.

You must wipe all personal data from your device(s) prior to trade-in. A checklist for your device will be provided as part of the quote process. If you need help preparing your device for trade-in, just make an appointment with one of our Tech Consultants!

This program is intended for personally-owned devices. For information on disposal of university-owned technology, please visit Property Disposition for U-M departments.

Need more info? Visit the FAQ on our partner site or send us your questions at