Best Buy mail-in trade for AW, anyone done it?

ApplePersonFreak

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I have a S0 AW that I’m thinking of upgrading to the S3. It looks like Best Buy is offering $76 for it, but I’ve never done their mail in trade before, has anyone ever had a good experience with it?
 

Relentless Power

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I have a S0 AW that I’m thinking of upgrading to the S3. It looks like Best Buy is offering $76 for it, but I’ve never done their mail in trade before, has anyone ever had a good experience with it?
Personally, I would not mail it in. If you can do so in the store, that might be easier. I don't think $76 is necessarily unreasonable depending on the condition of your Apple Watch. But as someone else mentioned, you could likely accrue more money if you sell on Swappa.
 

Coffee50

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I traded mine in at Best Buy for $85 towards AW3 Nike +. Skip the mail in and go in store. Saves you the hassle or risk.
You just do the trade in, in store? Do you have to bring in the box / accessories? How does the process work? Thanks.
 

CaptMarvel

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You just do the trade in, in store? Do you have to bring in the box / accessories? How does the process work? Thanks.
I used the Best Buy app to initiate the process and get the value of my trade in. Once you get the value, you enter your email address so they can look it up in store. I think mine was valid for two days. Keep your charger, all you need to bring to the store is the original strap to trade it with the actual watch. No box or that other stuff, they just put it in a bag once everything is done. Pretty seamless process if you ask me. Hope this helps.
 
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shox2k2

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If it’s Best Buy credit your looking for it’s easier in store. Also check out amazon trade in. There’s is pretty easy and you get the credit pretty quick as well. (Not as fast as bb in store.). Even gamestop has a current offer of +50 credit for electronic devices. Of course you can only use it on gamestop items although some do sell visa gift cards
 

Coffee50

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I used the Best Buy app to initiate the process and get the value of my trade in. Once you get the value, you enter your email address so they can look it up in store. I think mine was valid for two days. Keep your charger, all you need to bring to the store is the original strap to trade it with the actual watch. No box or that other stuff, they just put it in a bag once everything is done. Pretty seamless process if you ask me. Hope this helps.
Thanks!
 

seatton

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That seems a bit low, but it is good for convenience. I spent weeks trying to sell my AW SS Series 0. Finally, I got 179 for a watch that was in an excellent condition. I do not know how many hours I spent and it was not so worth the time and effort. It is a shame how much the price goes down, but I still get my Series 3 in SS because it is too gorgeous.