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What you need to know

  • Surface Duo 2 is a supremely expensive device, clocking in at a minimum of $1,499.
  • Up until now, it seemed Best Buy was capping out discounts at $450 for trade-ins of a working Duo 1.
  • However, there is another, far more hidden promotion on the site that'll let you save up to $700.

If you thought Surface Duo 2 was prohibitively expensive, imagine bringing its starting price down from $1,499 to $799. In the event you have a Duo 1 lying around, that could be your final price thanks to a new, not-very-widespread Best Buy promo.

Here's the scoop. Right now, people are getting $450 for their 256GB Surface Duo 1s (and $400 for 128GB models) over at Best Buy when trading toward Surface Duo 2. But you can get more than that if you print out a particular promotional page on Best Buy's site and physically visit one of its stores. On the page linked in the previous sentence, you'll find this coupon:

Order the new Microsoft Surface Duo 2, and get up to $700 when you trade in a qualifying device. Up to $700 total value applied though trade-in gift card and $250 point of sale coupon. Valid in store only. Taxes/surcharges due at time of purchase. Taxes applied to price of phone prior to the gift card credit. Not all phones are eligible for trade-in and trade-in value may vary. Total value given in the form of trade-in gift card and $250 point of sale coupon. Coupon can only be applied to the new Microsoft Duo 2 device. Excludes phones that are cracked or that lack power. Not available in all locations and some stores may have additional limitations. Offer may not be combinable w/ other credits, discounts & offers. No rainchecks. See BestBuy.com/TradeIn for full details.

Here's the math: $450 for a 256GB Duo 1, plus $250 from the above coupon, equals $700 in savings. Or $650, if you combine the offer with a 128GB Duo 1. Folks on Reddit have discussed the deal and one claims that in-store employees told them the promo wraps up on December 31, 2021. We've reached out to Best Buy for comment on the promotion's specifics, including its end date, and will update the article when we hear back.

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The Surface Duo 2 is an expensive piece of hardware, but it doesn't have to be a four-digit sticker-shocking stinger. With Best Buy, you can potentially lower the price to right around $800.

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