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Best Buy Offers Microsoft Surface Trade In
Posted By Small Business Editor On October 15, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Technology Trends | 3 Comments
If you business is interested in quickly liquidating its existing Microsoft Surface RT and Pro tablets for upgrade, one retailer is offering a simple option if not very lucrative option. The Surface you might have paid $500 to $1,000 for originally, will only be worth $200 to $350 at trade in now at Best Buy.
But the electronics chain is providing a quick and easy way to turn your tablet into credit toward another device. The Microsoft Surface trade in offer announced recently on the Best Buy website also includes a few terms and conditions.
First, devices need to be in working order. This means able to power up, and without cracked screens or water damage, terms on the website state .
Microsoft Surface trade ins are only available by visiting a Best Buy store not through the website. And the offer is only valid through Oct. 21, which is the final day before the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 arrive  in stores.
The Microsoft Surface trade ins are for Best Buy gift cards only to be used to buy additional merchandise from the chain.
Obviously the trade-ins from Best Buy represent a drop from at least the original retail cost of both devices. Initially the Surface RT cost $499  and the Surface Pro started at nearly $900  and could easily pass $1000 with ad-ons.
Microsoft has since dropped the price on both. Still you could probably get a better deal on Craigslist or eBay, reports Chris Welch of The Verge. But if getting rid of the old devices quickly is your goal, Best Buy may be the better option.
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 the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 arrive: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/09/new-microsoft-surface-tablets.html
 Surface RT cost $499: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/07/microsoft-drops-price-of-surface-rt.html
 Surface Pro started at nearly $900: http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/08/surface-pro-tablet-price-drop.html