I was @ msft store and put a reservation on an 8/256 SP2. Asked jokingly if they would "buy back my SP1." to my shock, they said they have a trade-in program available immediately for whatever you want to sell them: SP1, touch cover, type cover, etc. offered me $360 for the SP1 (128), which seems reasonable given that it is 8 months old and shortly obsolete. plus, will pull the price of the 8/256 under $1000, which is good optically.