BestbuyBest Buy will be accepting iPad trade-ins this Saturday and Sunday, according to AllThingsD.

The company is accepting 2nd or 3rd-generation iPads in exchange for gift cards starting at $200 -- though in some cases Best Buy is offering larger amounts. The trade-ins are only for Best Buy retail locations.

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.

Top Rated Comments

needfx Avatar
139 months ago
why would anyone trade a perfectly operational, retina ipad3 for ±200$?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrentD Avatar
139 months ago
No one bothers to READ anything any more...

$200 is what they'd give you for a good condition iPad 2 16GB Wifi only, FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY. If you use their online trade-in calculator tool or go in the store ANY OTHER WEEKEND, then you will not get nearly that much for the same iPad. $200 is the MINIMUM you would get for trading in an iPad. Anything better than an iPad 2 16GB Wifi only and you will likely get much better than that $200, depending on condition. You're not going to only get $200 for your iPad 3 32GB Wifi model or for your iPad 2 64GB Wifi+3G model. Use some common sense and pay attention once in a while! :eek::rolleyes:
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
139 months ago
Aw, come on, no iPad 1!!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xpected_one Avatar
139 months ago
Screw Best Buy. Don't put any money in their pockets. Either sell it on Gazelle or Nextworth, or directly to someone on Craigslist. Then buy a new iPad directly from Apple.


Not defending Best Buy but Gazelle is only offering 175$ for a 32gb iPad2. Seems like an even crappier deal.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdogg836 Avatar
139 months ago
They're taking trade ins to sell in a secondary market. It doesn't make sense for them to offer the same amount you could sell it for. They intend on selling it for a profit.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paulrbeers Avatar
139 months ago
I went on their website and got an estimate for my 64gb wifi iPad 3. $193.

Yeah and the terms state IN STORE.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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