Kodak will pay for your old camera if you buy a new Kodak EasyShare. It's like trading in your old car, except there are no shady dealers.
5 Easy steps: Register for a Trade-In account and log in to the Trade-In Center. Select the appropriate trade-in estimator and receive an instant estimate.
Buy your new camera at kodak.com. Ship a copy of your kodak.com receipt & your old camera using the prepaid shipping label.
7 to 14 days after receipt of the item, we send payment to you by check.
This program has been active since last October. It evaluates several factors, including camera condition, zoom level, and whatever external media is included. The trade-in value is determined primarily by megapixel count.
They tested Kodak's Trade-in Estimator by entering the specs of the new Kodak EasyShare C653, which retails for $129.95. The Trade-in Estimator estimated its value at $66.00. Seems like a new camera is like a new car; drive it off the lot, and it loses half its value.
I guess it is a good step forward. Some of the value is better then none. Especially since you are upgrading anyway. Great idea and I love that they are helping their customers.