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Valid in store only 10/27/16–11/19/16. Get a minimum $250 Best Buy gift card when you trade in any working Macbook Pro 2010 or newer or a minimum $150 when you trade in any Macbook Air 2010 or newer. 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. Excludes devices that are cracked, water-damaged or that lack power. 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 and conditions. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in or to limit quantities for any reason. Limit of 1 trade-in per person. No rainchecks. Tax is applied based on the full retail value. Limit 1 coupon per transaction. See a Blue Shirt for details.
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not this again lol. tips for anyone going first day or to a store that never did it before. call 888-bestbuy first confirming, call the store confirming (making sure its the right store, yeah its stupid but they are redirecting calls to other stores), if store says no than have 888bby call them and get back to you, when you get to the store get a manager asap.

if its not in the in store ad the store has no clue. if the person does not want to process it they wont. I had gone first day for the windows one this past sunday. they flat out refused and were on the phone with corp for 10 mins before i had to leave. they would not pick up the phone before that and got some geek squad sr to talk to me to which he suggested the customer service rep call the help desk.

so I call 888bby than call the store and they say sure thing. i go to the store and they tell me i did not call because their phone number goes straight to another bby. so same person does not want to try. i told them they have to do it as a recycle if its not in the system. they said they could not. wont work they tried supposedly. got the manager. explained. he went through the actual trade in process and it went through without a problem. he had a sku for the old hp i bought from them and they would have given me 33 bucks outside the promotion for the specs it said. I asked him what he did differently and he said he had to do a backdoor to make it work. I worked at bestbuy years ago and did trade ins. that's not how it works. I have no clue what the rep did but the manager did it right. he went screen by screen punching in specs. she just 'looked it up' and said it's not in the system. I am tired of fighting with them and will be phasing out shopping there to limit my exposure to their customer service.

i was doing their tradeins to limit the hassle of ebay but now thats about the same so might as well go through the listing process and try to get more for my about 2 hours. i don't like the chance a buyer could dispute and get a refund months later for a 'not as described! because of something stupid like a virus they caught. its worth the risk at this point compared to arguing about a promotion that states 'any'. we are not talking cracked screens or bad batteries even though others have gotten those trade ins done.
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^ reading that was physically painful.
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what is the maximum they will give out?
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ugh reading the post by burner1515 made me cringe because i was going to go tommorow morning to do this. i think the deal may be pulled quickly because 1) it doesnt require you to purchase a new mac and 2) you can still get the 250$ if your mac is in poor condition.
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Glad there's a thread on this so we can report our experiences. Prior to seeing this thread I went into best buy and was unable to get any credit because their third party appraiser did not have my model in the system (2015 12" Macbook).

I might try the number mentioned by burner1515 but I'm not very optimistic on the value they'd be giving me. Certainly this could be a good deal for those with an aging 2010 macbook.
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Cant you get more for a Macbook Pro? Thats cheap, why would you wanna trade in for that price! Unless its broken then by all means....but...idk maybe im trippin
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I had a mid 2010 MBP that I was told had a bad logic board by apple. Decided to mess around with it when I saw this offer. Was somehow able to get it to boot off a USB. Got 250 for it.
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not this again lol. tips for anyone going first day or to a store that never did it before. call 888-bestbuy first confirming, call the store confirming (making sure its the right store, yeah its stupid but they are redirecting calls to other stores), if store says no than have 888bby call them and get back to you, when you get to the store get a manager asap.

if its not in the in store ad the store has no clue. if the person does not want to process it they wont. I had gone first day for the windows one this past sunday. they flat out refused and were on the phone with corp for 10 mins before i had to leave. they would not pick up the phone before that and got some geek squad sr to talk to me to which he suggested the customer service rep call the help desk.

so I call 888bby than call the store and they say sure thing. i go to the store and they tell me i did not call because their phone number goes straight to another bby. so same person does not want to try. i told them they have to do it as a recycle if its not in the system. they said they could not. wont work they tried supposedly. got the manager. explained. he went through the actual trade in process and it went through without a problem. he had a sku for the old hp i bought from them and they would have given me 33 bucks outside the promotion for the specs it said. I asked him what he did differently and he said he had to do a backdoor to make it work. I worked at bestbuy years ago and did trade ins. that's not how it works. I have no clue what the rep did but the manager did it right. he went screen by screen punching in specs. she just 'looked it up' and said it's not in the system. I am tired of fighting with them and will be phasing out shopping there to limit my exposure to their customer service.

i was doing their tradeins to limit the hassle of ebay but now thats about the same so might as well go through the listing process and try to get more for my about 2 hours. i don't like the chance a buyer could dispute and get a refund months later for a 'not as described! because of something stupid like a virus they caught. its worth the risk at this point compared to arguing about a promotion that states 'any'. we are not talking cracked screens or bad batteries even though others have gotten those trade ins done.
This guy wrote a essay. Smh !
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I had a mid 2010 MBP that I was told had a bad logic board by apple. Decided to mess around with it when I saw this offer. Was somehow able to get it to boot off a USB. Got 250 for it.
I have a 2010 MBP that I'd like to replace with a new MBP. So, when you give them your old MBP and they give you the gift card, do you have to buy a new MBP right then and there? Or can you use the GC later online to order your new Mac? TIA!
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I have a 2010 MBP that I'd like to replace with a new MBP. So, when you give them your old MBP and they give you the gift card, do you have to buy a new MBP right then and there? Or can you use the GC later online to order your new Mac? TIA!
They give you a gift card that you can use for anything. Doesn't have to be towards the purchase of a new mac.
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they extended this promo for anyone looking to do it. I traded mine in the weekend when I posted up earlier in the thread. took forever to do at the geek squad bar because I guess the people rarely do trade ins? anyways the comp recognized the promo and I got the 250 no problem.
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Considered doing this because it is easier than listing on eBay but then I realized I'd have a $250 Best Buy gift card essentially useless garbage to me until next year when the kids need their iPads upgraded laugh out loud
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For anyone who is interest, this deal has been extended until 12/17/2016. Just traded in a 2011 13" MacBook pro for $250.

It was really easy in my case. I walked up to customer service, they did a quick inspection of the computer to get the model number and make sure the computer booted up, and walked out with a $250 gift card.
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not this again lol. tips for anyone going first day or to a store that never did it before. call 888-bestbuy first confirming, call the store confirming (making sure its the right store, yeah its stupid but they are redirecting calls to other stores), if store says no than have 888bby call them and get back to you, when you get to the store get a manager asap.

if its not in the in store ad the store has no clue. if the person does not want to process it they wont. I had gone first day for the windows one this past sunday. they flat out refused and were on the phone with corp for 10 mins before i had to leave. they would not pick up the phone before that and got some geek squad sr to talk to me to which he suggested the customer service rep call the help desk.

so I call 888bby than call the store and they say sure thing. i go to the store and they tell me i did not call because their phone number goes straight to another bby. so same person does not want to try. i told them they have to do it as a recycle if its not in the system. they said they could not. wont work they tried supposedly. got the manager. explained. he went through the actual trade in process and it went through without a problem. he had a sku for the old hp i bought from them and they would have given me 33 bucks outside the promotion for the specs it said. I asked him what he did differently and he said he had to do a backdoor to make it work. I worked at bestbuy years ago and did trade ins. that's not how it works. I have no clue what the rep did but the manager did it right. he went screen by screen punching in specs. she just 'looked it up' and said it's not in the system. I am tired of fighting with them and will be phasing out shopping there to limit my exposure to their customer service.

i was doing their tradeins to limit the hassle of ebay but now thats about the same so might as well go through the listing process and try to get more for my about 2 hours. i don't like the chance a buyer could dispute and get a refund months later for a 'not as described! because of something stupid like a virus they caught. its worth the risk at this point compared to arguing about a promotion that states 'any'. we are not talking cracked screens or bad batteries even though others have gotten those trade ins done.
What up, essay?
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