Get a minimum $75 Best Buy Gift Card with trade-in of working laptop B&M at Best Buy

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  1. DTN107

    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    From Slickdeals

    Trade in any working laptop get a minimum $75 Best Buy® gift card and a $75 trade-in receipt coupon toward the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (BBY SKU 5886103 & 5886107).

    Excludes devices that are cracked, water-damaged or that lack power. Limit of 1 trade-in per person. Limit 1 coupon per transaction.

    Valid in store only 6/25/17-7/15/17

    Best Buy Link


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    Even though Best Buy says the deal is limited 1 per customer, I have traded in 4 laptops at the same store. If they give you a hard time then just head over to another Best Buy store and repeat.
     
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  2. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I thought about updating my Chromebook, which is how I got the one I currently have. But I started looking at Chromebooks and most of them aren't upgradable anymore. Especially not in the sub $200 range. I got a 128GB m2 in my Acer C720....and honestly the C720 is still plenty fine for Chrome.

    But I did do this about 3-4 years ago to get my C720 (I think it was even $75 back then, and it was fantastic).
     
  3. fightingfi

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    worst Buy ever...............
     
  4. Guarana [BAWLS]

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    Exact opposite. I've got a pile of C2Duo laptops around that work was ditching, and I've been trading them in slowly and have collected 3-400$ in cards for them.

    Bought me a new TV and a bunch of other stuff along the way.

    If you're trading in a /good/ laptop? Different story. But this is how you get some $ for old stuff that still works.
     
  5. DTN107

    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I traded in some dusty Pentium 3 laptops and a netbook.

    $300 Best Buy gift cards is pretty nice. It was a while back that people would use these Best Buy gift cards to buy Amazon gift cards. I am not sure if they fixed that but it was pretty awesome back then.
     
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  6. DF-1

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    I have a laptop but its missing 2 keys on its keyboard, and it has a spot where the paint has worn down from use (was my gaming machine in 2006 til 2008/9) i wonder if they would take that.
     
  7. DTN107

    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    It wouldn't hurt to try. If they reject it, just try another Best Buy whenever you are passing by one.

    I'm guessing they are recycling these old laptops as a tax write-off and make sale numbers look better.
     
  8. evilwon

    evilwon Limp Gawd

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    Got $75 for my netbook. Entirely worth it...thing is a POS 9 years later.....
     
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  9. Gamerdad

    Gamerdad Limp Gawd

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    I traded in a couple of 7 year old Asus Eee PCs that were running Linux on them. At first they tried to tell me that they would only take laptops with Windows until I pointed out that their site mentioned
    "other OS" as acceptable.
     
  10. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Fantastic! I need to get rid of a stack of D620/D630s.
    Two questions :
    1) Needs a batt / charger / both?
    2) Live distro linux via ODD alright (ie. no HDD)?
     
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    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    1) Yes to the charger. Battery charge is a hit or miss. If they turn it down, just try another Best Buy or worker on a different day.
    2) Linux folks had some issues but it shouldn't matter. Some folks just boots off a live Windows XP or Linux disk.
     
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  12. viper_0307

    viper_0307 Limp Gawd

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    Thinking I may trade in a Dell Latitude netbook. Can probably use the gift card to offset cost of video card.
     
  13. HeavensCloud

    HeavensCloud Oswego, not shitty as Buffalo

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    I remember doing this ~5-6 years ago at Staples and I believe they gave you a $200 trade in value on another laptop if it booted. $75 seems kind of wimpy, but not bad if you can use it for anything in store.
     
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    Got rid of an old Dell atg that I got from work. Picked up a switch pro controller on the same trip. Seems like a good 1 for 1 trade to me.
     
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    Dan [H]ardness Supreme

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    so you just walk in, drop off a working laptop and they gift you a 75$ gift card?
     
  16. [L]imey

    [L]imey [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah just head over to the service desk. Tell them you want to do the trade in, and that there's a promotional credit to make it 75 minimum for the giftcard and another 75 coupon for a specific laptop/tablet they seem to be trying to push. Took the giftcard and tossed the coupon.
     
  17. Dan

    Dan [H]ardness Supreme

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    My brothers best friend works for the local best buy. Going to see if i can try to trade in a few... Hes sketchy so it might work lol
     
  18. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Gracias! But it definitely needs a battery, dead or not (ie. can't be missing)?
     
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    They will boot it without plugging it in. If it doesn't turn on w/o plugging it in, no dice.
     
  20. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Well sh*t, looks like I won't be dumping all 24x D620/630s :(
    Not a huge deal (I paid $5 a piece, and they all work), just would like them not to hold down the floor :p
     
  21. DTN107

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    Actually I remember the last time this deal was around and one of my laptops didn't have a battery charge. Rep walked to the back to plug it in and turn it on and still approved it. Give it a try! The worse they can say is no (and you can try again later or at a different place).
     
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    Gotcha. Problem is, I don't have enough dummy batts to go with 24x laptops.
    Still, can't complain if I trade even half of them in :D
     
  23. T4rd

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    What do they mean by "cracked"? Just the display? Because I have an old 17" Asus G2P laptop with the bezels all broke off and cracked to shit (I deployed with it, it had a hard first year of life), but the display is good. Has Win 7 on it (shipped with XP) and it boots fine. Will I have to give up the power supply and well? Because I only have a decent universal power supply now that I'd rather keep. Battery still holds a small charge.
     
  24. DCookSta

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    Sounds like this is a good time to move some C2D's. I'm going to miss my old D630.
     
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    One of the Eee PCs I took had a battery that wasnt any good.They just took it to the back and plugged it in to make sure it booted and that was it.
     
  26. ShepsCrook

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    I took an Asus Z96J (Core 2 Duo T7400, 3GB, 80GB IDE, 15.6" laptop) and they valued it at $35. Then the guy applied the promotion and I walked away with my $75 gift card. They mentioned that some guy came in with like 6 or 7 laptops yesterday before they knew it was 1 per person. Apparently, a few of his laptops valued at $4 each. Either way, I'm trying to dig up some other laptop to have my wife trade in. I thought I had more around here, but sadly, its not looking good.
     
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  27. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    All right fellas, it took a heckuva lot of time, but I traded in 30 laptops at 12 BestBuys today (Grapevine, Lewisville, Addison, Richardson, Plano, etc.) :eek:

    Two dozen Dell D630s, a few odd IBM T42/ps - all without HDDs booting Knoppix from the optical drive.
    Absolutely no problems, and I'm sitting on a $2,250 of BestBuy gift cards :D
     
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    I wonder if a busted screen is ok by them.
     
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    Nein. I had 2-3 various laptops with busted screens, but were otherwise perfectly functional.
    These came up as $0 in their system (due to the cracked screen), and the min $75 promo would not apply.
     
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    Darn, well... It is what it is. And I just offloaded about 4 laptops that would have at least been able to boot into SOMETHING temporarily.
     
  31. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Just got back from a second round of trade-ins.

    Last 5 laptops are gone. Was hesitant about these this morning since these had real issues (minor screen corruption, noisy fan, dead CMOS batt, etc.),
    but BestBuy accepted them anyway.

    Now I wonder if strippers will take BB GCs :p
     
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  32. Rabid Badger

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    So they took machines with missing batteries?
     
  33. Snowknight26

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    Where's this secret Best Buy in Richardson? :p
     
  34. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    I did not try that. I had enough bad batteries (either wouldn't hold a charge, or just ~5 mins) that it wasn't a problem.
    Now missing AC adapters was not an issue (eg. trading in 3 laptops with only 2 AC adapters).
    LOL, very funny. Typed my reply in a hurry as I was heading out the door for the 2nd round of trade-ins before BB's 8pm closing time :p
     
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    So they didnt care if you took 5 laptops in at once?
     
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    The most I could do in one shot was 4 laptops.
    Usually 3 max, some places 1 max (around the Addison / Farmers Branch area).
     
  37. DTN107

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    Lol. Nice win man! Now.... wheres my cut? ;)
     
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    will they take windows 98 laptops?
     
  39. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Just stick a live distro CD in there and call it a day.
    I used Knoppix for all my trade-ins.
     
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    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I hope you guys didn't trash your $75 Samsung laptop coupon.

    Last time this deal was around it was a $75 windows laptop coupon and I sold each coupon for $10 each (before ebay/paypal fees).