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Old Jul 11, 2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Best Buy Announces Special Two-Day iPad Trade-In Program




Best Buy will be accepting iPad trade-ins this Saturday and Sunday, according to AllThingsD.

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.
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Best Buy said it decided to launch this promotion based on the success of its iPhone trade-in event 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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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anybody have a link to the fine print?
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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I have an iPad2 with the glass in a corner all shattered. Think they'll take it?

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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for ±200$?
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for ±200$?
You'd be surprised how many people actually fall for this horrible "deal"
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:26 PM   #7
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anybody have a link to the fine print?
You didn't want to just go to BB's site?
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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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:27 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:28 PM   #9
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Aw, come on, no iPad 1!!
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:30 PM   #10
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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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 07:32 PM   #11
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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 $220 on their online estimator for my good condition (it's near mint) ipad 3 32 gb white wifi only.
I couldn't find the fine print for the actual trade in deal.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 08:32 PM   #12
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why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for ±200$?
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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 09:07 PM   #14
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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.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 09:57 PM   #15
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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!
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 10:06 PM   #16
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It's obviously for in store trade ins only. The online quotes are different....as this doesn't happen until sat
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 10:34 PM   #17
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The online store quotes me $180 or $126 for my 64GB WiFi iPad 2, depending on how severely they judge those tiny scratches on the back. If I can't do any better than that in the store on Sat, I'm more than likely better off to sell it privately, a hassle, I know.
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 10:49 PM   #18
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... ±200$?
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Learn to read.
yeah...
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Old Jul 11, 2013, 11:57 PM   #19
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I will trade my ipad2 for the new iPad if they will allow me to do that. They could keep the money!!
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 12:21 AM   #20
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HAHA! Go on eBay and sell them for almost twice as much!
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 12:29 AM   #21
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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: $100.)
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 03:09 AM   #22
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This sounds like a pretty outstanding deal... for Worst Buy.
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I wouldn't bother.
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why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for ±200$?
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.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 06:43 AM   #25
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Best Buy will be accepting iPad trade-ins this Saturday and Sunday, according to AllThingsD.

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

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.
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