July 12, 2013
For the next two days, Best Buy is paying customers at least $200 to trade-in their iPad 2 or iPad 3. The promotion runs in-store only through tomorrow, July 13. The Best Buy gift card that you receive must be used to purchase an iPad with Retina display. Here’s the fine print:
Not all products are eligible for trade-in. Excludes first generation iPad and iPad mini. Not available in all locations. Trade-in value may vary. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Device must power on to be considered working. Device with cracked screens or water damage are not considered working for purposes of this offer. Payment is by Best Buy gift card. You are responsible for removing any data from your product before providing the product for evaluation. You will be required to agree to the Terms & Conditions. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in or limit quantities for any reason. Taxes and any applicable surcharges due at time of purchases. No rainchecks. See a Customer Specialist or BestBuy.com/TradeIn for details.For folks looking to upgrade, this is definitely a nice deal. It is also very convenient. However, it’s important to note that companies such as Amazon, Gazelle, and even Apple, also offer trade-in options. Some of these, in fact, may offer you more than $200. Therefore, it is wise to check out these offerings online first before visiting a Best Buy retail location. You should also consider that Apple is likely to announce the iPad 5 in the coming weeks. This model, according to the rumors, will include a new design.