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. Your laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone, smart watch, media player, or gaming console may qualify.

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


We also offer a remote trade-in program for U-M alumni and other customers not located near one of our Ann Arbor locations. Simply use our remote trade-in program portal to generate your quote and get complimentary secure packaging and shipping at your nearest FedEx Office Print & Ship Center. After your hardware is received and its condition confirmed, PowerON will issue payment via email as a virtual Visa Reward Card.

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. On some rare occasions, additional damage is discovered after the trade-in credit is issued; in that instance, the credit issued may need to be adjusted accordingly.

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 ask 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 [email protected].