Online marketplace eBay is offering a unique program to give you cash for that old console you have laying around so that you can buy a new console like the Wii U… You can exchange select models of the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS Vita for cash beginning today and up until November 18 – which just happens to be release day for the Wii U in North America. You can get started with the transaction at eBay's Instant Sale page. After initiating the deal on the aforementioned page, customers will have up to a week to send in their current consoles for free. Once the console has been received by eBay and is verified to be in working condition, users will receive a cash payment via their PayPal account.
The pricing for select consoles is as follows (list via Polygon):
- Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect Bundle – $150
- Sony Playstation 3 PS3 Slim 320GB – $110
- Sony PS Vita WiFi + 3G – $105
- Sony Playstation 3 PS3 80GB – $80
- Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite 120GB – $65
- Nintendo DSi XL – $40
- Nintendo Wii – $25
- Nintendo Wii Black – $25
The offer is only available in the U.S.