TechCyte Trade-In


The ISU Book Store TechCyte department has partnered with Power On to accept preowned electronics in good condition for store credit towards the purchase of a new device or other items!


How to trade in your device:

Go to and follow the prompts to determine the value of the device you are trading in. Complete the process and bring your item for trade to TechCyte in the ISU Book Store in the Memorial Union. We’ll finish the process here and give you a gift card to redeem in the store or online.

What items are eligible to trade in?

You can trade in your gently used iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or PC for credit at the ISU Book Store. Just find the item you are trading in at, select its condition, and check the boxes provided. Ensure you are including the power adapter with your device when you bring it to TechCyte, and we will complete the trade in process and securely wipe the data on your device.

What can I spend my gift card on?

Your gift card is good for anything in the ISU Book Store or online at You can use the gift card for new technology to replace the device you are trading in, or you could use it to buy anything in our textbooks, supplies, gifts, or clothing departments as well.

Can I trade in my device for cash?

No. We are only able to offer credit to the ISU Book Store in the form of a gift card.

This online tool is for quote estimation purposes only. The trade-in process will be performed by a TechCyte team member to ensure all steps have been taken and your information has been safely removed before trade-in.