Trade-in Your Old Reader

Have an old unit to dispose of? You can trade it in or have us recycle it for you. Check out our recycling center for more options and learn about our environmental compliance policies.

Complete the process below to receive cash back on your old unit when you purchase a brand new mobile barcode scanner or contactless reader/writer of your choice.



Verify eligibility of your old Socket Mobile barcode or contactless reader.



Purchase your desired new product from the Socket Mobile store.



Return your old unit within 60 days to receive your trade-in refund.

Instructions on how to return your old product will be emailed 72 hours after placing your order.

See all terms and conditions.

Trade-in/Upgrade Terms and Conditions

  1. Any Socket Mobile barcode or contactless reader, under 10 years old, is eligible for trade-in/upgrade, regardless of working condition.
  2. This upgrade process is for one device per transaction. Multiple devices cannot be traded in at this time.
  3. New products must be purchased via our official Socket Stores at full MSRP/RRP. Current MSRP/RRP pricing is correct as seen on each regional Socket Store.
  4. For the trade-in rebate to be issued, your old product must be received at the designated returns address within 60 days of receipt of your new product. Return instructions will be sent separately, via email, after your trade-in/upgrade purchase.
  5. You, the customer, are responsible for any shipping costs when returning the old product. We strongly recommend the use of a fully track and traceable method of shipping as Socket Mobile cannot be held responsible for any missing products.
  6. The refund will be processed within 48hrs of receipt of an old Socket Mobile product. It may take longer for the credit to show on your account, depending on the time it takes your payment provider to process the refund.
  7. Contact us at with any questions or inquiries about the Trade-in/Upgrade program.

Ready to get started?

Enter the Bluetooth address or serial number of your old Socket Mobile barcode
or contactless reader into the box below and click 'Verify Eligibility'

Use Coupon Code for an additional $10 discount on top of Socket Mobile's standard trade-in rates.

Not sure which reader you need? Check out our comparison guides.