An old tablet which is still in good condition can be re-purposed as a kid's tablet or as a security camera or media player, but what do you do with a tablet which is simply to old or too junky to be worth using?
You could take it in to Best Buy. They will dispose of truly dead gadget via their free electronics recycling program, but that's not your only option.
For the next two weeks Best Buy is running a special trade-in program. Starting on Friday, anyone who brings a still functional tablet in to a Best Buy store will get a minimum of $50 (as a gift card).
That's not much, but when we're talking about tablets that might get you $10 on Ebay, a $50 store credit is a much better deal - even in spite of the restrictions. In order to get the $50 gift card, the tablet has to be able to turn on, and it must have an unbroken screen. This offer is not available in all stores, and there's a limit of two trade-ins per person.
The offer also excludes ereaders, and it excludes all Nook models. The deal is only good in US Best Buy stores between 20 June and 28 June, and you can find more details on the Best Buy website. YMMV
Has anyone tried the BB trade-in program? Do they make it difficult for you to get a credit?
I have never used trade-in programs anywhere, not with Amazon, BB, Walmart, anyone. The prices just weren't good enough, not when I could sell a device locally for a better price. But I also have a few older tablets which have effectively no value and are just sitting around collecting dust. I'm going to give the BB program a shot.
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