Staples offers up to $400 for old PCs in trade for new Windows 8 touch PC

In February, Best Buy offered a $100 discount for nearly all of their Windows 8 notebooks and all-in-one touchscreen PCs. Now Staples is offering its own sale promotion that, in theory, could offer even more savings for people who want a new Windows 8 PC with touchscreen hardware.

Staples's promotion page has the details. You first have to go ahead and pay full price for your Windows 8 notebook, all-in-one or tablet. Yes, the list of PCs that qualifies for the promotion does include all models of the Surface and Surface Pro tablets from Microsoft. Then you fill in an online form with which PC or tablet you want to trade into the retailer.

The list states that the minimal you will get is $100 for any notebook or netbook of any age. The numbers go up to $400 if you are trading in any notebook with an Intel i7 or AMD FX processor, any Apple Macbook Air and any Macbook or Macbook Pro of up to four years of age each.

Once you fill out the form, Staples will send you a prepaid shipping label for you to attach to the box containing the old PC, along with the power supply. Obviously, you should wipe the hard drive of any personal information you might still have stored on the disk.

The box must then be shipped within 30 days of the purchase of the new Windows 8 PC. After that, you have to wait for the Visa prepaid card to come in the mail with the agreed upon trade-in amount. This Staples promotion ends on April 27th and is only for US residents.

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