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Best Buy offering minimum $100 trade in for XP laptops starting Sunday April 6, 2014

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From CNET [cnet.com]:

"Starting this Sunday, April 6, Best Buy will offer a minimum $100 credit when you trade in an old XP PC. And you can use that credit toward the purchase of any new Apple or Windows computer or Chromebook."

They suggest getting an Acer c720 Chromebook for $199 - $100 = $99.
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Last Edited by blombardo April 18, 2014 at 11:50 PM
YMMV: Using the image attached below and referencing bullet #3, I traded in a Chromebook cr-48 for this deal.

Important Bits:

Coupon is Unique, and has your name on it. Valid on Windows or Apple COMPUTERS or Chromebook. Based on the wording, any computer, not just laptop can be purchased with the coupon. Coupon states one coupon per upgrade, so no stacking, but you could use multiple coupons for multiple computers in the same transaction. As Always YMMV depending on the cashier/manager/string theory

This information has been verified by many SDers in this thread. So far, based on SDers experience/posts in this thread, the only thing that 100% work for ALL store require...Everything else is YMMV since "addition req. per store"

YMMV! Some stores require laptop to work on battery. Some check for XP COA Sticker. Some enter the XP Serial Number. Some require hard drives, power supplies, etc. Some don't check anything at all. THIS ALWAYS VARIES BY WHO YOU GET AND WHERE YOU ARE. Trade Ins require the power supply and accessories, but Recycles do not according to my store.

Quote from badboy2man View Post :
driver license/photo ID and right thumb (need fingerprint)must be presented to get GC/coupon, lol

Quote from equalizr458 View Post :
OK I stand corrected-you guys were right I was wrong!
i went back in after being turned away AT 10AM when the girl looked my old laptop up on a list.i found a manager at first he said no good, but I complained and said to call Corporate if you have to.I said the list he has is only of newer laptops with newer operating systems on them . Finally he saw in his computer that I was right, the Key words are :RECYCLE FOR TRADE IN" he told me for you guys to say
I got my $25 & $75 and used my tax ID & walked away with a Acer chrome book for $99.00 out the door.
FYI:- they never even checked if it booted up or turned on-just saw the XP sticker in it & the license key on the back- for all hey knew it could not had memory or a hard drive inside of it. -but it did

You DO NOT get a $100 GC for your laptop.

You get a $25 GC plus a limited use $75 coupon which expires on 5/3 if not used.


Desktops are NOT eligible. Offer is for WORKING LAPTOPS only.

Terms of the Deal states: $75 coupon is only good towards computers at normal price. Not good on markdown, clearance, open box, etc. Debatable on if SALE items are considered MARKDOWNS or if Markdowns refer to "manager's special", non-corporate discounts. YMMV thought some were able to get clearance ITEMS with coupon.

$75 coupon DOES NOT STACK [with same type coupon]!! (such as $75 coupon with another $75 coupon)
Coupon does stack with other coupons. E.g. generic 10% received by email.
Coupon reportedly does not have these restrictions.

Below copied from above link:
Quote :
Get a minimum of $100 toward a new Windows computer, Apple® computer or Chromebook

When you trade in a working Windows XP laptop. Support for Windows XP ends April 8, so now is the time to upgrade.

Valid 4/6/14–4/19/14. Valid in store only. Coupon redemption is good through 5/3/14. In store only when trading in a device. Get a minimum $25 Best Buy gift card guaranteed. Customer will also get a $75 discount coupon toward the purchase of a Windows computer, Apple computer or Chromebook. Excludes markdowns, clearance and open-box items. Not all products are eligible for trade-in. Not available in all locations and some stores may have additional limitations. Trade-in value may vary. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Device must power on to be considered working. Water-damaged devices and devices with cracked screens are not considered working devices for purposes of this offer. Not compatible with other trade-in offers. 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. The Best Buy Trade-In programs are intended for private, noncommercial use. No dealers. Limit of 3 trade-in transactions per person, per day. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in or limit quantities for any reason. See a Customer Specialist for details.

It must be WORKING Windows XP Laptop that can power on (assume power on to Windows XP since it stated "working XP")


Does computer need to power on?

Does it have to have the XP sticker?
(This is YMMV. They do look at it but let go if it actually has XP installed.... {rndman])

Is a monitor necessary?
Must be working Windows XP laptop ("working" assuming it means working laptop screen)

Does purchase of new system need to be immediate?
(No. The $75 coupon is valid till May 3rd {rndman])

Does it need to be a branded machine or will customs work?
Must be working Windows XP laptop (there are not many custom built laptop out there)

If you buy a Chromebook, don't forget to redeem your free +100GB for Google Drive:

Quote from Scamdog View Post :
Recycled a useless, worthless Samsung NC20 netbook, got a $25 GC and the $75 coupon. Asked to remove the hard drive, the CSR consulted Geek Squad who said I couldn't, until I showed her the official recycling FAQ which said I could, then she said yeah, no problem.

Bought an Acer C720 Chromebook and had it shipped to my house.

If anyone gets hassled about removing your hard drive when recycling a laptop, cite this FAQ:


"What happens to customer data included on a recycled product?"

"Best Buy accepts hard drives and items containing hard drives for recycling. Customers may consider removing or wiping their data at their own discretion. In the case of hard drives on laptops or desktop PCs, customers have the choice to remove their data themselves, or they can consult with a Geek Squad® Agent about services we offer to remove the hard drive before handing the PC over to be recycled. "
---But this does not state you one could physically remove a drive. But, I guess one could say that by removing the drive, then, it also removes the data???

You cannot use the coupon online.

The coupon will not apply towards purchase of a tablet or open box item.

YMMV=*Best Buy computer supervisor/middle manager approved a manual 75.00 credit on an open box laptop (a 550 Lenovo already discounted to 330 - the 100 discount meant I paid 230) - so if you are polite and friendly - and get a helpful employee they may get their friendly manager to approve it.


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Do I have to purchase any desktop/laptop at the moment of trade-in?
Can I save the credit for future purchase?
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does it have to be running ?
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Does the computer have to work? I have a 10 year old xp computer in the the garage that I can trade in minus the hard drive.
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i have like 6 junk xp desktops they run too
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Interesting I too would like to know if it works for computers that are no longer working. How do they confirm that it is an xp computer?
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can u do 2 and stack them?
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Wonder if I can buy a tablet instead of a computer.
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They probably jack up the price $100 bucks then lower back down for this "deal".
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Damnit I threw my old laptop away like a week ago.
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too bad you have to buy a computer or tablet from them
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This hasn't been made official to the public yet by BB so a lot of questions will be left unanswered until then probably.

Also, not every Geek Squad agent or CSR may handle this the same way, depends on how knowledgeable they are about the upcoming promo (or how much they care), ymmv.

Reserving my thumbs up (or down) for now.
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so just the desktop without the monitor would be okay?
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