Best Buy to offer between $200 and $350 for your original Surface tablets in trade-in program

The US retail chain Best Buy is running a trade-in promotion for those who own a Microsoft Surface tablet. It's worth noting this promotion as you're guaranteed a gift card worth at least $200 when a full functional unit is traded in at a participating store. The most you'll be awarded is $350, so while it's not as lucrative as eBay you'll still be offloading your older model in time for Surface v2.

There are a few requirements to be eligible. Your Surface must power on, be free of any liquid damage and the display can't have any cracks. If you're considering the offer, be sure to act promptly as the promotion ends October 21st. It's a handy closing date as the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 launch the day after. Will you be looking to trade your older models in?

Source: Best Buy, via: The Verge; thanks, DJCBS, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
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