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GoPro really wants you to buy one of its new Hero5 cameras. So much so that the company will pay you cold, hard cash for your old GoPro. You know, the one you’ve probably got sitting in a random drawer gathering dust. The question you have to ask is, do you really need a new GoPro?

There are plenty of reasons to own a GoPro, and not all of them involve extreme sports 6 Ways To Use GoPro Cameras That Don't Involve Extreme Sports 6 Ways To Use GoPro Cameras That Don't Involve Extreme Sports GoPro cameras can be used in plenty of ways other than shooting extreme sports, six of which we'll be exploring in this article. Read More . However, as desirable as a GoPro is, it’s not something most of us need. And that’s a problem for GoPro, whose stock is tanking. Perhaps a financial incentive will help increase sales…

GoPro Wants You to TradeUp

GoPro has launched a new trade-up program designed to reinvigorate sales. It means that anyone who owns an old GoPro can get a significant discount off of a new GoPro Hero5. Specifically, you’ll get $100 off the price of a Hero5 Black and $50 off the price of a Hero5 Session.

The Hero5 Black retails at $399, which means you’ll get one for just $299. The Hero5 Session retails at $299, which means you’ll pay just $249. And all you need to do to receive the discount is send your old GoPro to the company, which will even cover the shipping for you.

To qualify, you’ll need to own an old GoPro Hero GoPro HERO4 Session Review GoPro HERO4 Session Review If you're going to jump out of a plane or fly down a mountain on the back of a bike; I'd guess that you'll be doing it with a GoPro. Read More . It can be in any condition, even if it’s not working, has parts missing, or has been “melted in a fire”. Whatever the case, your old GoPro will be “recycled responsibly via zero landfill and recycling methods appropriate to material type”.

No Longer the Only Game in Town

GoPro is essentially a victim of its own success 8 Things You Probably Don't Know About GoPro Cameras 8 Things You Probably Don't Know About GoPro Cameras GoPro action cameras have enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity in the last few years, but despite their prevalence, there is a lot you probably don't know about the devices. Read More . It created a market, and grew at an astonishing rate as everyone rushed to buy the new shiny shiny. Having created the market GoPro was the only game in town. But now there are plenty of other companies offering alternatives What's the Best Action Camera or GoPro? What's the Best Action Camera or GoPro? Ever since GoPro launched, the action camera market has heated up. GoPro still rules, but Sony, Polaroid, JVC, Xiaomi, and many others have their own models now. So, what's the best action cam around? Read More .

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So, those people who wanted a GoPro now own one, and probably don’t need to upgrade to the latest and greatest version You Shouldn't Waste Your Money on a New GoPro - Here's Why You Shouldn't Waste Your Money on a New GoPro - Here's Why Should you upgrade your live action camera, or is GoPro doomed to failure? We investigate. Read More . While everyone else sees GoPro as just one of many companies selling action cameras to the masses. We’re not sure a trade-up program is going to be enough.

Do you own a GoPro? If so, which model? Or do you own a different make of action camera? What made you choose that brand over GoPro? What should GoPro do to lure customers back? Is this trade-up program enough? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Denzo Guiney
    April 19, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Yeh... I bought a Hero 3+ and the bloody thing has never worked. I tried to update the software and failed. My big question is 'where do you send the camera to have it reset at factory conditions' because I have tried to contact GoPro in the US via internet but got no response. So... here I have a brand new camera and at the time I paid $750 which now acts as a paperweight on my desk. All I need is to make the software in the camera work and who can I get in touch with to make this happen.

  2. Art
    April 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

    To much cost for to little ... Highly over priced for what it is, and is not! No Thanks.

  3. Enrico
    April 12, 2017 at 5:10 am

    I own a GoPro 4. Before I owned a GoPro 3. The move from 3 to 4 was justified by the improved resolution and speed. I don't see any technological improvement between GoPro4 and 5 worth the money of a new camera.
    I don't need voice control. But for sure I need longer battery time. I always use a battery bakpack and the GoPro 5 lost the best functionality by eliminating the bakpacks. So I'll wait for GoPro 6 and switch to it if it will bring improved video capabilities, i.e. 4K at 120fps