Microsoft may want you to trade in your old iPhones and iPads for a Microsoft Store gift card, but the folks at Best Buy also would like for you to consider trading in your old Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. This week, the retailer launched a program that will give owners of Microsoft's first generation hardware devices a $200 minimal gift card, with a maximum trade in offer of $350.
The website indicates that this Surface trade in offer is only available if you bring the tablet to a Best Buy retail store. It is not offering the option of mailing in the product to get the gift card. The other limitation in this program is time. The last day that you can trade in your old Surface to Best Buy is October 21st. It's certainly not a coincidence that the second generation Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets go on sale the next day, October 22nd.
As we have mentioned before, trade-in offers like this one do give consumers a set price for their old gadgets but the chances are good you can get more money if you auction them off on sites such as eBay.
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