Ibiquity Digital hopes to speed public adoption of HD Radios by enticing consumers to trade in their old analog radios on eBay to receive cash back when they buy a new digital radio on eBay or someplace else. Those who buy their HD Radio through eBay or other retailers through Jan. 31 are eligible to receive an additional $20 mail-in rebate, according to Ibiquity.
The Ibiquity radio trade-in process is completed in four steps: A consumer would go to the “Trade in your old radio” link on www.ebay.com/hdradio. The individual then receives an estimate on the value of the analog radio he or she plans to trade-in using an on-line estimator. After receiving an e-mailed shipping label, the customer prints a prepaid shipping label and ships the old radio with the proof of purchase of the new HD Radio to the trade-in center. Participants will receive a check for the trade-in value of their old radio, whether it was purchased from eBay or another retailer.
The following HD Radio receivers are eligible for the rebate program:
– Alpine (DVA-9965)
– Audio Design Associates (Quadri-tune)
– Boston Acoustics (Recepter Radio HD)
– Fujitsu/Eclipse (HDR-105 HD Radio tuner box only)
– JVC (KD-SHX900)
– Kenwood (KTC-HR100, Kenwood KTC-HR100MC, KTC-HR100TR, EZ 900 HDS – HD Radio tuner boxes only)
– Panasonic (CQ-CB8901U)
– Polk Audio (i-Sonic Entertainment System)
– Radiosophy (Multistream)
– Rotel (RT-1084 HD)
– Sanyo (ECD HD 1990M)
– Yamaha (RX-V4600)