Microsoft Will Pay You up to $650 for Your Old Surface Tablet

Well, here’s an example of poor planning. The rulers of Redmond are running a trade in program right now that will let you send in any working Surface tablet and get a credit towards the purchase of a new Surface Pro 3.

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The program runs until 8 March, and it will net you anywhere between $84 (for an original Surface RT) to $650 (for a Surface Pro 3, which kinda defeats the purpose). One MS gets your tablet, they’ll email you a redemption code which can be applied to the purchase of a new Surface Pro 3.

You can only trade in a single Surface tablet, and the offer is only good in the US, but it’s a great deal if you’ve been thinking about getting a Surface Pro 3. Otherwise, this isn’t a very good deal.

It’s a shame MS didn’t offer this deal in the fall; they could have used it to sell quite a few Surface tablets.

It’s also unfortunate that the fine print says this deal is only good for a credit towards a Surface Pro 3. There’s stuff I’d like to buy from Microsoft, but a Surface tablet is not one of them.  Those are very pretty tablets but they cost more and do as much as my current laptop, and I don’t need a whole other computer – not at those prices.

I think I’ll just put my Surface RT tablet on Craigslist (since I can’t find a non-profit program to donate it to).


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Paul23 February, 2015

    I’ll give you $84 for it (inc keyboard)


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