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ARosch

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It looks like Best Buy is doing a special trade in program for the Surface and Surface Pro that ends the day before the second generation tablets are released. Page states that you would receive $200 minimum but when you click to find out the trade in value, the numbers are different.

Online Trade In: Cell Phone Trade In, Computer Trade In - Best Buy



I looked around and didn't see that anyone else had posted about this, so forgive me if I missed something.
 

oion

Well-Known Member
That link looks like a generic trade-in program for Best Buy, not something specific to Surface (no mention of Surface anywhere). Microsoft has essentially the same thing, probably many other stores. As for the actual calculator:

Item: Microsoft Surface Pro 10.6 128GB Windows 8 Black (9UR-00001)
SKU : 7952262
Model: 9UR-00001

What's this item worth?
Best Estimate: $350.00

Good
$350.00
Fair
$245.00
Poor
$157.50
Not Working
$0.00


Item: Microsoft Surface Pro 10.6 64GB Windows 8 Black (9SR-00001)
SKU : 7952226
Model: 9SR-00001

What's this item worth?
Best Estimate: $315.00

Good
$315.00
Fair
$220.50
Poor
$141.75
Not Working
$0.00

Item: Microsoft Surface RT 10.6 64GB Windows 8 Black (7ZR-00001)
SKU : 7979401
Model: 7ZR-00001

What's this item worth?
Best Estimate: $175.00

Good
$175.00
Fair
$122.50
Poor
$78.75
Not Working
$0.00

Item: Microsoft Surface RT 10.6 32GB Windows 8 Black (7XR-00001)
SKU : 7411049
Model: 7XR-00001

What's this item worth?
Best Estimate: $150.00

Good
$150.00
Fair
$105.00
Poor
$67.50
Not Working
$0.00

Now compare to some completed (sold) eBay listings for the lowest spec, Surface RT 32GB:

The ones that sold October 11 averaged $290, varying between totally busted up to "brand new," some with Touch cover and some without. When the bare tablet could be sold on eBay for just under $300 right now, clearly the trade-in programs--including Microsoft's own--are rip-offs. :)

That's not even mentioning that the lowest spec Pro v1 is still getting around $600-700 average on eBay.
 
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ARosch

ARosch

Member
Apparently the link has changed. If you hit the arrow key on the banner near the top it will take you to the Surface specific page.

Edit: I never said it was a good deal. I just noticed they had a specific promotion for it and thought it was worth noting for those that don't want to use ebay.
 

oion

Well-Known Member
Apparently the link has changed. If you hit the arrow key on the banner near the top it will take you to the Surface specific page.

Edit: I never said it was a good deal. I just noticed they had a specific promotion for it and thought it was worth noting for those that don't want to use ebay.
Ah, I see.

And it's true, trade-ins are pure convenience. Craigslist might be easier, but there's still an element of risk too.
 

TeknoBlast

Active Member
Trade offers are always a rip. Just don't understand why people that do not intend to use it, get all up in arms. Obviously there are people that are willing to use that offer.
 

iandv

New Member
I bought the surface pro not realizing the pro 2 being released a week later. Saw the commercial for the pro 2 and immediately went to best buy with the receipt. 13 days later, I only had to pay $100 more. Got lucky.

Got a new screen guard along with the last type cover 2 for free.
 
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