1. Michael Essany's Avatar

    For two days only this weekend, you can trade in your iPad at Best Buy for a $200 Best Buy gift card.

    Beginning today (Friday) and lasting through Saturday, customers can take advantage of the promotion, which is available at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores that accept trade-ins. The company, we're told, will recycle all tablets.

    All Things D confirmed that the surprisingly quiet promotion is only for customers who can trade in a working iPad 2 or 3. In return, they will receive at least a $200 gift card. As you might expect, customers also have the option of upgrading to an iPad with Retina display.

    Best Buy said it decided to launch this promotion based on the success of its iPhone trade-in event last month. Though Best Buy wouldn’t disclose how many people participated in the program, the company said there was an “overwhelming response” and that its initial June 1 event was the single biggest day for its trade-in business.
    So if you're wanting to dump an old iPad you're no longer using in return for a couple hundred bucks good for some new gear or goodies at Best Buy, this weekend could provide a great opportunity to do just that.

    Source: All Things D
    2013-07-12 07:44 AM
  2. fleurya's Avatar
    So if they're just recycling them, does that mean they'll take ipads in any condition? There's tons of old broken iPads all over for sale for less than $200. I'd go sweep up as many as I could and make some $
    2013-07-12 01:42 PM
  3. artbran's Avatar
    "All Things D confirmed that the surprisingly quiet promotion is only for customers who can trade in a working iPad 2 or 3."
    2013-07-12 03:35 PM
  4. Villebilly's Avatar
    Guess what, just about ANYONE would give you $200 for a working iPad 2 because that's less than market value. They aren't recycling them, hence why they have to be working, they will sell them to poor countries.
    2013-07-12 03:52 PM
  5. mr117's Avatar
    Reading carefully is always a good idea before posting:

    "customers who can trade in a working iPad 2 or 3"
    2013-07-12 04:29 PM
  6. vthree's Avatar
    is that the best buy at firewheel parkway in north garland texas?
    2013-07-12 05:45 PM
  7. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
    What about a "working" iPad with cracked screen?
    2013-07-12 06:36 PM
  8. At3eS's Avatar
    Why on the earth we should trade a working ipad 3 for only 200 bucks?
    2013-07-12 10:23 PM
  9. Eonhpi's Avatar
    Best buy sucks they are the worst place to buy devices and there warranty policy sucks thanks but no thanks
    2013-07-12 10:30 PM
  10. punjabi212's Avatar
    The best buy near me said the $200 gift card has to go to purchasing a new ipad. Can't spend it on anything in the store which blows.
    2013-07-13 12:46 AM
  11. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
    From bestbuy.com:

    iPad® with Retina® Display
    Starting at $299.99 when you trade in your working iPad® 2 or iPad (3rd generation). Get a minimum $200 Best Buy gift card which you may put towards the purchase of an iPad with Retina display.

    Terms and conditions apply.
    In store only. Valid 7/12/13–7/13/13. In store only. 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad with Retina display $499.99 prior to gift card credit, which is deducted after taxes. 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.
    2013-07-13 12:53 AM
  12. drmacrofish's Avatar
    Ok so the ipad 3 aka "New ipad" has a retina display already so...?
    2013-07-13 05:18 AM