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MacRumors
Jul 11, 2013, 06:20 PM
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http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/bestbuy.jpgBest Buy will be accepting iPad trade-ins this Saturday and Sunday, according to AllThingsD (http://allthingsd.com/20130711/best-buy-launching-two-day-ipad-trade-in-promo-starting-friday/).

The company is accepting 2nd or 3rd-generation iPads in exchange for gift cards starting at $200 -- though in some cases Best Buy is offering larger amounts. The trade-ins are only for Best Buy retail locations.
Best Buy said it decided to launch this promotion based on the success of its iPhone trade-in event (http://allthingsd.com/20130621/best-buy-announces-nine-day-iphone-trade-in-deal/) last month. Though Best Buy wouldn't disclose how many people participated in the program, the company said there was an "overwhelming response" and that its initial June 1 event was the single biggest day for its trade-in business.

Article Link: Best Buy Announces Special Two-Day iPad Trade-In Program (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/11/best-buy-announces-special-two-day-ipad-trade-in-program/)



JSMencer
Jul 11, 2013, 06:51 PM
anybody have a link to the fine print?

CougRon
Jul 11, 2013, 07:06 PM
I have an iPad2 with the glass in a corner all shattered. Think they'll take it?

needfx
Jul 11, 2013, 07:19 PM
why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for 200$?

iheartiphone4
Jul 11, 2013, 07:22 PM
why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for 200$?

You'd be surprised how many people actually fall for this horrible "deal":confused:

taxiapple
Jul 11, 2013, 07:24 PM
why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for 200$?

They wouldn't nor is that what Best Buy is offering.
The article said starting at $200. I'm sure that would be for an iPad2.
Obviously, an iPad3 would be more.

GoCubsGo
Jul 11, 2013, 07:26 PM
anybody have a link to the fine print?

You didn't want to just go to BB's site?
Fine print link:
http://www.bestbuytradein.com/bb/howitworks.cfm

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They wouldn't nor is that what Best Buy is offering.
The article said starting at $200. I'm sure that would be for an iPad2.
Obviously, an iPad3 would be more.

They quote $220 on their online estimator for my good condition (it's near mint) ipad 3 32 gb white wifi only.

HappyDude20
Jul 11, 2013, 07:27 PM
I'd only do it if they'd give me $400+ for my 3rd gen iPad and use that fundage for an iPad when the new line up is released.

goobot
Jul 11, 2013, 07:28 PM
Aw, come on, no iPad 1!!

Mlrollin91
Jul 11, 2013, 07:30 PM
According to best buy trade in estimator my iPad 2 64GB AT&T is only worth $190... Not 200, plus amazon will give me like $280 trade in.

JSMencer
Jul 11, 2013, 07:32 PM
You didn't want to just go to BB's site?
Fine print link:
http://www.bestbuytradein.com/bb/howitworks.cfm

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They quote $220 on their online estimator for my good condition (it's near mint) ipad 3 32 gb white wifi only.

I couldn't find the fine print for the actual trade in deal.

mfvisuals
Jul 11, 2013, 08:32 PM
why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for 200$?

Learn to read. The article says the trade-ins start at $200, so that's probably for the iPad 2, meaning the iPad 3 would likely get you more.

Mr.Dave
Jul 11, 2013, 09:05 PM
Ya basically all the big retailer trade in deals are only good if you're desperate /lazy. Convience is nice but you'll always net more on eBay/Craigslist.

nepalisherpa
Jul 11, 2013, 09:07 PM
Their trade-in prices are crap. Just for kicks, I had the website give me an estimate for my Canon 7D and it gave me $328.86. I can easily get about $900 for this camera in a used market.

docal97
Jul 11, 2013, 09:57 PM
Learn to read. The article says the trade-ins start at $200, so that's probably for the iPad 2, meaning the iPad 3 would likely get you more.

it says ipad 2 32gig w/3g is only worth 170!

rmhop81
Jul 11, 2013, 10:06 PM
It's obviously for in store trade ins only. The online quotes are different....as this doesn't happen until sat

macs4nw
Jul 11, 2013, 10:34 PM
The online store quotes me $180 or $126 for my 64GB WiFi iPad 2, depending on how severely they judge those tiny scratches on the back. If I can't do any better than that in the store on Sat, I'm more than likely better off to sell it privately, a hassle, I know.

needfx
Jul 11, 2013, 10:49 PM
... 200$?

Learn to read.

yeah...

Dominicanyor
Jul 11, 2013, 11:57 PM
I will trade my ipad2 for the new iPad if they will allow me to do that. They could keep the money!!

Blue Fox
Jul 12, 2013, 12:21 AM
HAHA! Go on eBay and sell them for almost twice as much!

Anonymous Freak
Jul 12, 2013, 12:29 AM
Wow. I like how each doubling in flash capacity only adds $5. As opposed to the $100 that same doubling cost new. (iPad 1 16GB: $90, 32GB: $95, 64GB: $100.)

Frost7
Jul 12, 2013, 03:09 AM
This sounds like a pretty outstanding deal... for Worst Buy.

SoAnyway
Jul 12, 2013, 03:43 AM
I wouldn't bother.

sulpfiction
Jul 12, 2013, 05:29 AM
why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for 200$?

I can't believe anyone could even think this was a semi good deal. I have a mint retina 3 that I will be putting on CL at end of the summer...and it'll see on the 1st day for a lot more then $200.

lsutigerfan1976
Jul 12, 2013, 06:43 AM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/11/best-buy-announces-special-two-day-ipad-trade-in-program/)


Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/bestbuy.jpg)Best Buy will be accepting iPad trade-ins this Saturday and Sunday, according to AllThingsD (http://allthingsd.com/20130711/best-buy-launching-two-day-ipad-trade-in-promo-starting-friday/).

The company is accepting 2nd or 3rd-generation iPads in exchange for gift cards starting at $200 -- though in some cases Best Buy is offering larger amounts. The trade-ins are only for Best Buy retail locations.


Article Link: Best Buy Announces Special Two-Day iPad Trade-In Program (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/11/best-buy-announces-special-two-day-ipad-trade-in-program/)


Some of these retailers like best buy have been making bank with these trade in programs for iphones and ipads. Why someone would trade in a working ipad 2 or 3 for just $200 is insane. Could get more on ebay or craigslist. Hell even if you list in your local paper, you could get more.

GoCubsGo
Jul 12, 2013, 06:57 AM
People will also do this out of convenience. Look at how much can go wrong on eBay and some fear craigslist.
I couldn't find the fine print for the actual trade in deal.

Well I hope it helped then. :D
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr01/2013/7/11/13/anigif_enhanced-buzz-2585-1373563355-18.gif

cambox
Jul 12, 2013, 07:17 AM
I'd only do it if they'd give me $400+ for my 3rd gen iPad and use that fundage for an iPad when the new line up is released.

Fundage? What a great new word!!

Mr.damien
Jul 12, 2013, 07:37 AM
So basically you go there with an iPad and you return home with Disney Land dollars. What a deal :D

paulrbeers
Jul 12, 2013, 07:53 AM
While I am not going to use this deal (my iPad 3 is still a fantastic device and my iPad 2 is a great learning tool for my daughter that I don't worry about her breaking because it is "only" an iPad 2), for many eBay and Craigslist have their own headaches/pitfalls (disputed sales on eBay and getting the $#@# kicked out of you by a random stranger found on Craigslist) and just isn't worth the headaches. If Best Buy is going to up their trade-in value for a couple of days and people want to take advantage good for them.

Me personally, I just give my gear to family when I am done with it. I'd rather lose a few bucks, but know someone in my family is getting good use out of a device.

rdlink
Jul 12, 2013, 08:28 AM
I'd only do it if they'd give me $400+ for my 3rd gen iPad and use that fundage for an iPad when the new line up is released.

Screw Best Buy. Don't put any money in their pockets. Either sell it on Gazelle or Nextworth, or directly to someone on Craigslist. Then buy a new iPad directly from Apple.

Best Buy is the worst kind of retail wasteland, and we the consumer owe it to civilization to let them go the way of the dodo bird.

rdlink
Jul 12, 2013, 08:39 AM
People will also do this out of convenience. Look at how much can go wrong on eBay and some fear craigslist.


Well I hope it helped then. :D
Image (http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr01/2013/7/11/13/anigif_enhanced-buzz-2585-1373563355-18.gif)

Stopped using eBay years ago. But with craigslist all you have to do is use a little common sense. Follow their advice and never engage with anyone who wants to conduct transactions through mail or couriers, or starts talking about wiring money. And when you meet someone in person do so in a very public place, such as a Starbucks or a mall.

When I sold my iPhone 4 I met the buyer in the hallway of Pentagon City mall, two doors down from the Apple store. Then went into the Apple store and bought my 4S.

When I sold my girlfriend's 4 I met the buyer at a Starbucks at 5:00 PM.

When I sold my 3GS I met the buyer in the busy hallway of a Metro station.

ronnyweasle
Jul 12, 2013, 09:19 AM
They wouldn't nor is that what Best Buy is offering.
The article said starting at $200. I'm sure that would be for an iPad2.
Obviously, an iPad3 would be more.

I went on their website and got an estimate for my 64gb wifi iPad 3. $193.

paulrbeers
Jul 12, 2013, 10:43 AM
I went on their website and got an estimate for my 64gb wifi iPad 3. $193.

Yeah and the terms state IN STORE.

jdogg836
Jul 12, 2013, 11:23 AM
They're taking trade ins to sell in a secondary market. It doesn't make sense for them to offer the same amount you could sell it for. They intend on selling it for a profit.

keithers24
Jul 12, 2013, 11:26 AM
Screw Best Buy. Don't put any money in their pockets. Either sell it on Gazelle or Nextworth, or directly to someone on Craigslist. Then buy a new iPad directly from Apple.



Not defending Best Buy but Gazelle is only offering 175$ for a 32gb iPad2. Seems like an even crappier deal.

MikeRey
Jul 12, 2013, 11:52 AM
I have an iPad2 with the glass in a corner all shattered. Think they'll take it?


Better getting the glass fixed and use it instead of selling it, it costs around $140 if you ask a professional to do it. You can also do it yourself if you have patience.

DIY = http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iPad
Good Pro = http://cupertinophone.com/iPad.html

sparrky
Jul 12, 2013, 11:52 AM
I went on their website and got an estimate for my 64gb wifi iPad 3. $193.

You guys are mixing up the trade-in deals. The online estimate tool has been around forever and is not giving you an estimate of what you'll get at the special two-day program. Two different things.

BrentD
Jul 12, 2013, 12:06 PM
No one bothers to READ anything any more...

$200 is what they'd give you for a good condition iPad 2 16GB Wifi only, FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY. If you use their online trade-in calculator tool or go in the store ANY OTHER WEEKEND, then you will not get nearly that much for the same iPad. $200 is the MINIMUM you would get for trading in an iPad. Anything better than an iPad 2 16GB Wifi only and you will likely get much better than that $200, depending on condition. You're not going to only get $200 for your iPad 3 32GB Wifi model or for your iPad 2 64GB Wifi+3G model. Use some common sense and pay attention once in a while! :eek::rolleyes:

fa8362
Jul 12, 2013, 12:13 PM
Their trade-in prices are crap. Just for kicks, I had the website give me an estimate for my Canon 7D and it gave me $328.86. I can easily get about $900 for this camera in a used market.

Only a dope would give you $900 for that 7D. One can get a used one from B&H for $900.

Kevtech1
Jul 12, 2013, 12:24 PM
I get tired of hearing people talk about all the bad with eBay. I don't work for eBay, but I haven't had issues. If you are selling a legit product and someone buys it, there should be no problems. If the high bidder doesnt pay- you are out nothing. You just notify eBay and then re-list. It's safe to say Apple (the BMW of electronics) gets you about 65% maybe 70% back of your original purchase price.
I sold a nearly 3 year old MBP 13" for $700 on eBay. Paid $1100 for it. Do the math, its a no-brainier!
Obviously this assumes you have used eBay and have a positive track record, but $200 or even $275 for my IP3 32GB+ cell would be a ripoff!
Obviously Best Buy has to make a profit and that is why they are doing this....

rmhop81
Jul 12, 2013, 12:48 PM
I get tired of hearing people talk about all the bad with eBay. I don't work for eBay, but I haven't had issues. If you are selling a legit product and someone buys it, there should be no problems. If the high bidder doesnt pay- you are out nothing. You just notify eBay and then re-list. It's safe to say Apple (the BMW of electronics) gets you about 65% maybe 70% back of your original purchase price.
I sold a nearly 3 year old MBP 13" for $700 on eBay. Paid $1100 for it. Do the math, its a no-brainier!
Obviously this assumes you have used eBay and have a positive track record, but $200 or even $275 for my IP3 32GB+ cell would be a ripoff!
Obviously Best Buy has to make a profit and that is why they are doing this....
how many transactions have you done on eBay?

I used to be a powerseller for a few years. If you are selling old items just once or twice a year then chances are you probably won't have an issue. But if you use it quite often, you can run into problems.

eBay sides heavily with the buyers. So if you sell an iPad and buyer says it's SNAD (significantly not as described) they can just ship back a box with nothing in it and get a refund on their money. You as the seller cannot leave them negative feedback and you are at the mercy of ebay and paypal....who won't do anything for you. If you are someone who is fairly new to ebay and not much feedback...there are plenty of people who prey on the newbies.

I've had my paypal account frozen several times bc people can just lie and say something is fake all bc they decided they had buyer's remorse. I never had the problem with people not paying bc i required immediate payment with buy it now option.

I only use eBay now if I absolutely have to sell something I can't locally. Plus you are fee'd to death.

Kevtech1
Jul 12, 2013, 01:07 PM
how many transactions have you done on eBay?

I used to be a powerseller for a few years. If you are selling old items just once or twice a year then chances are you probably won't have an issue. But if you use it quite often, you can run into problems.

eBay sides heavily with the buyers. So if you sell an iPad and buyer says it's SNAD (significantly not as described) they can just ship back a box with nothing in it and get a refund on their money. You as the seller cannot leave them negative feedback and you are at the mercy of ebay and paypal....who won't do anything for you. If you are someone who is fairly new to ebay and not much feedback...there are plenty of people who prey on the newbies.

I've had my paypal account frozen several times bc people can just lie and say something is fake all bc they decided they had buyer's remorse. I never had the problem with people not paying bc i required immediate payment with buy it now option.

I only use eBay now if I absolutely have to sell something I can't locally. Plus you are fee'd to death.

You actually had someone mail back an empty box? Yeah, never seen that. I am not a power seller, been on eBay for about 12 years less than 200 trans. Although I do use paypal only and have excellent feedback so I don't foresee eBay not sticking up for me if the buyer is a newbee and tries to pull what you stated above.... A person who is on eBay and has a good track record does not want to be kick out, so I can't fathom the scenario you described. The fees still out-weigh the hassles of craigslist and the loss of trade-in. Just my opinion...

barkomatic
Jul 12, 2013, 01:08 PM
how many transactions have you done on eBay?

I used to be a powerseller for a few years. If you are selling old items just once or twice a year then chances are you probably won't have an issue. But if you use it quite often, you can run into problems.

eBay sides heavily with the buyers. So if you sell an iPad and buyer says it's SNAD (significantly not as described) they can just ship back a box with nothing in it and get a refund on their money. You as the seller cannot leave them negative feedback and you are at the mercy of ebay and paypal....who won't do anything for you. If you are someone who is fairly new to ebay and not much feedback...there are plenty of people who prey on the newbies.

I've had my paypal account frozen several times bc people can just lie and say something is fake all bc they decided they had buyer's remorse. I never had the problem with people not paying bc i required immediate payment with buy it now option.

I only use eBay now if I absolutely have to sell something I can't locally. Plus you are fee'd to death.

Agreed, eBay is a big hassle and not worth it. Too easy for a seller to get screwed.

rmhop81
Jul 12, 2013, 01:17 PM
You actually had someone mail back an empty box? Yeah, never seen that. I am not a power seller, been on eBay for about 12 years less than 200 trans. Although I do use paypal only and have excellent feedback so I don't foresee eBay not sticking up for me if the buyer is a newbee and tries to pull what you stated above.... A person who is on eBay and has a good track record does not want to be kick out, so I can't fathom the scenario you described. The fees still out-weigh the hassles of craigslist and the loss of trade-in. Just my opinion...

I've also had someone claim my item was fake, file a claim with ebay, get my paypal frozen, they shipped the item back and the item they sent back was a fake and not the original item i had sent. Their money refunded and i'm stuck with a pos item that is fake. Since they claimed my item was fake...ebay cancelled all my remaining items i had for sale and would not give me a refund back on my listing fees and suspended my selling account for 3 months. I sat on thousands of dollars worth of inventory I could not sell. All bc one ebay buyer decided to lie. eBay's response=we had no reason to believe the buyer would not be telling the truth.

buyer's can also do chargeback on credit cards....so you could be a month or 2 down the line thinking all is ok and it's not.

You also get people who don't read the entire auction and expect all these extra things once the item shows up. Where is this? where is that?

Just bc you haven't had any issues...doesn't mean issues don't occur. You just haven't had very much activity on eBay like some of us.

I learned a good lesson from using eBay. The extra $30 or so for selling on there was totally not worth the hassle or the risk. For me, my time and less hassle is worth a lot more than the $30 extra I would have had in my pocket from eBay.

Again, eBay doesn't let you leave negative feedback to a buyer. Why do you think that is?

nepalisherpa
Jul 12, 2013, 01:47 PM
Only a dope would give you $900 for that 7D. One can get a used one from B&H for $900.

I love how you fail to see the point. Fine, I can only get $750 for it. That is still nowhere close to what Bestbuy has to offer.

rdlink
Jul 12, 2013, 03:10 PM
Not defending Best Buy but Gazelle is only offering 175$ for a 32gb iPad2. Seems like an even crappier deal.

But it's cash that you can spend somewhere besides BB.

SpaceKitty
Jul 12, 2013, 04:12 PM
Not defending Best Buy but Gazelle is only offering 175$ for a 32gb iPad2. Seems like an even crappier deal.

Gazelle will not offer much more than BB because they need to make a profit also. If they offer too much, how would they be able to make the difference when they sell it?

Gazelle would give me $270 for my 32GB AT&T Mini. Change that to a Verizon 32GB Mini and they offer $225.

merkinmuffley
Jul 12, 2013, 05:21 PM
Tho this sounds like a (not) smoking deal, it would require me to go into a BB store, and I promised I would not do that after they screwed me on a return 5 years ago. BB is one of those entities I hope goes out of business soon.

garya73
Jul 12, 2013, 07:14 PM
No matter how much they increase the buyback amount for, remember it's in BB gift cards, so it's win-win for them. They get your iPad, and you have to spend the money they give you at their store.

Better off selling it locally.

Fusion79
Jul 13, 2013, 07:32 AM
Stopped using eBay years ago. But with craigslist all you have to do is use a little common sense. Follow their advice and never engage with anyone who wants to conduct transactions through mail or couriers, or starts talking about wiring money. And when you meet someone in person do so in a very public place, such as a Starbucks or a mall.

When I sold my iPhone 4 I met the buyer in the hallway of Pentagon City mall, two doors down from the Apple store. Then went into the Apple store and bought my 4S.

When I sold my girlfriend's 4 I met the buyer at a Starbucks at 5:00 PM.

When I sold my 3GS I met the buyer in the busy hallway of a Metro station.

Man robs Craigslist seller at Oakview Mall

http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/man-robs-craigslist-seller-at-oakview-mall/-/9674510/20620720/-/6pyn7yz/-/index.html

jayhawk11
Jul 13, 2013, 11:57 AM
Man robs Craigslist seller at Oakview Mall

http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/man-robs-craigslist-seller-at-oakview-mall/-/9674510/20620720/-/6pyn7yz/-/index.html

Which is why I always sell stuff on Craigslist by meeting the buyer in the parking lot of a police station. Nobody is going to be an idiot there.

krravi
Jul 13, 2013, 11:59 AM
No wonder eBay is doing booming business. With such low ball offers.

egoistaxx9
Jul 13, 2013, 03:43 PM
time to say goodbye to my ipad 2.:D

otismotive77
Jul 13, 2013, 05:47 PM
too bad i sold my ipad 3 last month.:(

blitzer09x87
Jul 13, 2013, 05:57 PM
looks like it's my lucky day, get out ipad 2, hello ipad 4.

Medoncology
Jul 13, 2013, 08:28 PM
Went to Best Buy NYC Union Square today, waited 15 min at Geek Squad, told $200 for iPad 3 but only if iPad 4 was purchased at time of trade in. Told could not use credit towards iPad 5 when announced.

iLilana
Jul 13, 2013, 09:22 PM
for 200.00 dollars AND i wont laugh at you on the way out for being dumb.

AutoUnion39
Jul 14, 2013, 12:45 PM
Which is why I always sell stuff on Craigslist by meeting the buyer in the parking lot of a police station. Nobody is going to be an idiot there.
Lol yeah, that's perfect. When someone is selling me something, I've gotten a picture of their ID recently. Especially with all of those stolen phones these days.

rdlink
Jul 14, 2013, 03:49 PM
Man robs Craigslist seller at Oakview Mall

http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/man-robs-craigslist-seller-at-oakview-mall/-/9674510/20620720/-/6pyn7yz/-/index.html

Quite a difference between meeting someone in a parking lot of a mall and inside of a mall hallway where there are literally hundreds of people walking by within 10 feet.

e-coli
Jul 14, 2013, 07:09 PM
Jeez. For my mint 64 GB AT&T iPad 2 they offered $200. The guy behind me had a 16 gig wifi only iPad 2 and they offered him the same. Kind of a screwy deal.