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Old Jul 22, 2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Best Buy to Reinstate iPad Trade-In Program




Earlier this month Best Buy announced a special two-day iPad trade-in program where 2nd or 3rd generation iPad owners could trade in their devices for fourth-generation iPads. Best Buy is now set to relaunch the program tomorrow, according to 9to5Mac.

The program is largely the same, with 2nd and 3rd generation iPad owners getting gift cards starting at $200 toward a fourth generation iPad when they trade in their devices. However, Best Buy will now only accept iPad models without water damage or cracked displays.

Best Buy originally launched the iPad trade-in program after the "overwhelming response" it received for a similar iPhone trade-in program. It's likely that this relaunch is due to a largely positive response to the first iPad program.

The program is expected to run until August 3.

Article Link: Best Buy to Reinstate iPad Trade-In Program
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Only towards a 4th gen iPad? What about the next iPad or at least an iPad mini?
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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The program is largely the same, with 2nd and 3rd generation iPad owners getting gift cards starting at $200 toward a fourth generation iPad when they trade in their devices.
I took my 3rd Gen iPad and they offered me $190. Screw that. It wasn't broken or water damaged. It's practically new and only 6 months old.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 11:29 PM   #4
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Best Buy did not take cracked displays/screens or water damaged the last time. Perhaps some were able to sneak it by some employee but those were YMMV type cases. If they did, I would've gladly trade in a 16gb iPad2 with a cracked screen for $200.

Here are the terms from last time

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In store only. Valid 7/12/13–7/13/13. In store only. 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad with Retina display $499.99 prior to gift card credit, which is deducted after taxes. Not all products are eligible for trade-in. Excludes first generation iPad and iPad mini. Not available in all locations. Trade-in value may vary. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Device must power on to be considered working. Device with cracked screens or water damage are not considered working for purposes of this offer.
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 11:56 PM   #5
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$200 for an iPad 3? Forget that. You can easily get almost 2x that on CL or eBay.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:04 AM   #7
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I traded in my old 16GB, WiFi iPad 2 when they did this earlier in the month and got a $200 store credit. Used that to get my daughter a 5th gen iPod Touch.

Overall, I'm happy with the decision. I definitely would not have been ok with $200 for an iPad 3, though.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:27 AM   #8
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Don't fall for this nonsense. "Starting at $200" also means "ending at $200." I walked in with a 64GB wifi + cellular and was offered $200. The guy behind me had a 16GB wifi only. He was also offered $200. It's a scam.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 12:39 AM   #9
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Cool Got my $200

I had an iPad 2nd gen 16gb AT&T with a couple of dents and Bestbuy gave me a $200 gift card that I used to buy a convertible laptop. I gave them all that it came with and it was easy and no questions asked.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 01:03 AM   #10
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wise thing to do for ipad 3 owners: wait till next year then trade in ipad 3rd gen for ipad 5.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 01:30 AM   #11
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Don't fall for this nonsense. "Starting at $200" also means "ending at $200." I walked in with a 64GB wifi + cellular and was offered $200. The guy behind me had a 16GB wifi only. He was also offered $200. It's a scam.
At least you got the advertised $200. I was offered $190 for my iPad 3rd Gen
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 03:43 AM   #12
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$200 for an iPad 3? Forget that. You can easily get almost 2x that on CL or eBay.
I sold a 64GB 3rd gen Wi-Fi for $490 with a few accessories via Craigslist about 5 weeks ago. To be honest, I wanted a little more (mainly due to the accessories); but I needed the money, so I went with it.

Whoever gives their [working, good condition] 3rd gen up for $200 is a sucker!
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 06:35 AM   #13
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I took my 3rd Gen iPad and they offered me $190. Screw that. It wasn't broken or water damaged. It's practically new and only 6 months old.
How is it only 6 months old? I bought my 4th Gen back at the start of November last year. They pretty much stopped selling 3rd Gens almost immediately.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 06:55 AM   #14
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$200 for an iPad 3? Forget that. You can easily get almost 2x that on CL or eBay.
Indeed...
Another case in point, a local Apple Store offered me $700 for my mid-2012 Ultimate 13" MBA I can get about double that private.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 07:34 AM   #15
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$200 for an iPad 3? Forget that. You can easily get almost 2x that on CL or eBay.
It's a good deal for those who don't want the hassle of dealing with individual buyers. It's the same concept of trading in your car vs. selling privately - yes, a private sale can get you more, but trading in will guarantee you an immediate sale exactly when you need it.
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no thanks, i'm gonna wait till october and buy the next ipad.
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How is it only 6 months old? I bought my 4th Gen back at the start of November last year. They pretty much stopped selling 3rd Gens almost immediately.
You can still find brand new 3rd gens.
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC733LL-.../dp/B00746VPXY
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:24 AM   #18
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And nothing for the 1st Gen iPad... I guess that can't really re-sell those very well. I'm waiting until Apple releases an iPad that doesn't weigh so much (which is the main reason I bought a mini).
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:40 AM   #19
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another typical best buy scam to rip customers off... can't believe people are so naive to fall for these low ball trade in programs.

the day that best buy dies will be a good day!
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I took my 3rd Gen iPad and they offered me $190. Screw that. It wasn't broken or water damaged. It's practically new and only 6 months old.
Compare that to what Best Buy resells them for from their clearing house CowBoom.com.
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Old Jul 23, 2013, 08:48 AM   #21
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oh yes! i wasnt able to trade-in my ipad before, looks like god gave me another chance.
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Just for grins, I took my 32GB iPad 2 Wifi and they offered me $175. I walked out and sold it two days later on Craigslist for $320.
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another typical best buy scam to rip customers off... can't believe people are so naive to fall for these low ball trade in programs.
They're a business... their goal is to make money.

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This isn't terrible for 2nd gen iPad's. It would be nice if the 5th gen iPad was released in time, however this is merely a way to clear out stock before the next revision.
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How is it only 6 months old? I bought my 4th Gen back at the start of November last year. They pretty much stopped selling 3rd Gens almost immediately.
It was a gift. New in the box.
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