Have an old police scanner and time for an upgrade?


Click on your scanner model below for details.


  1. Print out PDF
  2. Fill out trade-in form
  3. Ship scanner and trade-in form
  4. Our scanner techs check in your scanner (1ish week from receive date)
  5. We mail you a check or apply store credit

Easy- peasy



Used Police Scanner Trade-in Policies & Legal Mumbo Jumbo

We only take the scanners listed for trade-in. We do not accept crystal scanners, PSR, RadioShack or any products that are not listed.

Once we receive your scanner our technicians will check your scanner in to make sure all items are included and it is in working order. This takes 1-7 business days after receiving it. Assuming your scanner is accepted we will reach out to you with your Zip Scanners' credit/payment and how to apply.

Please, only ship in your scanner if it is in like-new or good condition, and your scanner works and is not defective. We will check the scanner once we receive and before issuing credit so please do not send if the scanner does not meet requirements. Any scanner mailed into Zip Scanners that is not accepted is the shippers' responsibility to ship back to themselves.

The prices we pay are not negotiable. If you would like to sell your old scanner on your own here is the guide.

Software upgrade for Uniden scanners? We do not pay more for software upgrades. Why? Like all companies, we do not want to hold inventory longer than we have to. If we take in scanner X with Y and Z upgrades that means we have to find someone that wants those exact things which is hard to do.