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Best Buy Announces Special Two-Day iPad Trade-In Program

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot



    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
  2. macrumors regular

    anybody have a link to the fine print?
  3. CougRon, Jul 11, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013

    macrumors newbie


    I have an iPad2 with the glass in a corner all shattered. Think they'll take it?
  4. macrumors demi-god


    why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for ±200$?
  5. macrumors member


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

    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.
  7. macrumors Nehalem


    You didn't want to just go to BB's site?
    Fine print link:


    They quote $220 on their online estimator for my good condition (it's near mint) ipad 3 32 gb white wifi only.
  8. macrumors 68020


    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.
  9. macrumors 601


    Aw, come on, no iPad 1!!
  10. macrumors 68020

    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.
  11. macrumors regular

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


    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.
  13. macrumors newbie

    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.
  14. macrumors 68000

    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    it says ipad 2 32gig w/3g is only worth 170!
  16. macrumors 68020


    It's obviously for in store trade ins only. The online quotes are different....as this doesn't happen until sat
  17. macrumors 68030


    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.
  18. macrumors demi-god


  19. macrumors 6502a

    I will trade my ipad2 for the new iPad if they will allow me to do that. They could keep the money!!
  20. macrumors 6502

    Blue Fox

    HAHA! Go on eBay and sell them for almost twice as much!
  21. macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    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.)
  22. macrumors regular

    This sounds like a pretty outstanding deal... for Worst Buy.
  23. macrumors 6502

    I wouldn't bother.
  24. macrumors 68030


    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.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    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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