Microsoft is now offering a minimum $200 gift cards for "gently used" for new iPhone models, its most recent attempt to sway users of other platforms to its mobile devices. The deal was first reported by Forbes on Tuesday.
The deal, which can be seen on the Microsoft Store's offers page, applies to iPhone 4S and 5 models and expires Nov. 3. Users who meet the requirements can trade their devices in at participating Microsoft Store locations and will receive a $200 or more gift card to the retail outlet. Microsoft's page for the deal touts the fact that Windows Phone devices will be available to view for those who trade in their Apple phones.
The full disclaimer of the offer is as follows:
Valid September 27, 2013 until November 3, 2013. Available in select Microsoft retail stores in US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada; Not valid online. Offer only valid for the exchange of listed iPhone products, no exceptions. To be eligible for trade-in, device should include power cord, if available, and device cannot be password protected. Microsoft Store gift-card value will be equal to trade-in value, and is subject to Microsoft’s discretion and manager approval. All trade-ins are final. Recycle for Rewards program provided by CExchange, LLC. and other terms and conditions may apply. See store associate for details. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash. Limit 1 per customer.
Microsoft's most recent trade-in program joins two others recently began by the company, which provided at least $200 for older iPads and up to $350 for iPads, iPhones and other devices. The former deal came in the form of Microsoft Store gift cards, while the latter offered Visa prepaid cards.
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