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

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  1. NamelessPFG

    NamelessPFG Limp Gawd

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    They power-test it without an AC adapter? Crap, my iBook G4's battery is just flat-out dead, probably needs a recell. Works fine on AC, though.

    Then again, going by that site, it's probably not valued at all because, hey, nothing supports PowerPC CPUs anymore! Not even Debian!
     
  2. T4rd

    T4rd [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Does it even have to have a HDD in it then? If not, I'll just pull the HDD so I don't have to worry about sanitizing it and boot off of CD in the store.
     
  3. WhoBeDaPlaya

    WhoBeDaPlaya 2[H]4U

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    Nope. All the lappys I traded-in either had dead/dying HDDs, or none at all.
    The CSRs only cared about condition, model, serial #, CPU and RAM.
     
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  4. doublejack

    doublejack Limp Gawd

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    I have a 20 year old 486 laptop running windows 95. I wonder if they would take that lol. The battery is shot but I have it. The machine still boots and I let my three year old play the original Doom and Hexen on it, which of course run fine :)
     
  5. MrMitch

    MrMitch Spinning Drives Rule!

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    I have a Vostro V131 with an i3-2330m and a 500gb hard drive that is dying I should trade in. I wonder if I could get more for it on craigslist or if I should just try best buy for simplicity purposes.
     
  6. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    i can order that laptop on ebay right now for $82

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Vostro...080784?hash=item2cc27619d0:g:VRMAAOSweIlZX9Y7

    I'd trade it in, especially if itll need a new HDD sooner than later. Bird in the hand...
     
  7. WhoBeDaPlaya

    WhoBeDaPlaya 2[H]4U

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    BestBuy by far. No need to clean HDD, install actual OS, drivers, etc.
     
  8. MrMitch

    MrMitch Spinning Drives Rule!

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    I think I'll do Best Buy, thanks for the ebay link, shows a good picture of just how (not) valuable it is. With the rift package for $399 if I can get a $75 gift card maybe I'll do that.

    Its got an old SSD in it I'll yank, put the suspect HDD back in and install windows 7 but not activate it and take it in.

    Thanks!
     
  9. WhoBeDaPlaya

    WhoBeDaPlaya 2[H]4U

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    Don't even bother. Just wipe the HDD, slip in live CD (Ubuntu, Knoppix, etc.), and call it a day.
    Definitely keep the SSD since just about any ~120GB SSD is worth ~$40 on eBay alone.
     
  10. MrMitch

    MrMitch Spinning Drives Rule!

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    No disc drive :(
     
  11. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Dang. You can try what I did for a single T42 with a wonky ODD.
    "I wiped the HDD for security, but you can get the specs from the BIOS"

    Worked, but maybe I got lucky :)
     
  12. MrSneis

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    No go at my Tempe AZ best buy.

    I'm sitting on about 30 ex-work laptops and the dude at the counter pulled a "need proof of purchase " on me, I brought in four. I said I could literally get my ceo on the phone for him to tell him this is all above board but having to do that is a joke, like getting a letter from your parents about your report card. Mf'er I'm 33 years old.

    Kinda pissed/insulted.
     
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  13. luke51087

    luke51087 2[H]4U

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    yeah I just took in 2 crappy d830s and had my coworker take is 2 more. They didnt care. I think it is all about which BB employee doesnt care to look at the rules lol
     
  14. DTN107

    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    My friend went through a similar situation when he was trading in 35x Dell D830s (he ran a small business). He worked down the street and had one of his employee printed out the invoice and brought it to him. He asked specifically the young girl who gave him an attitude to do all the trading in.

    She wasn't happy or thrill about it.

    I would say try again in a smaller batch and spread across other best buys. Best of luck!
     
  15. sparky1_2007

    sparky1_2007 2[H]4U

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    Traded in 2 old POS laptops that ran and got my 2 $75 gift cards. Had to have my wife do one since they were verifying drivers license numbers and such.

    Ended up buying myself a nice pair of wireless headphones.
     
  16. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have a Dell Atom Netbook and a Turion X2 laptop to get rid of, this sounds worth the time.
     
  17. cybrnook

    cybrnook [H]ard|Gawd

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    Worked for me, thanks!

    Got $75 for an old Compaq Pentium II (with integrated floppy and still running install of Win98), and $75 for an old Toshiba with a Pentium IV.
     
  18. antok86

    antok86 [H]ardness Supreme

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    going to try two netbooks...do they take your license? last time i sold an ipad1 they required a license and swiped. it. just htought it was wierd
     
  19. cybrnook

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    Yeah, they key in your license info. They swipe it to get your ID number faster.
     
  20. Dan

    Dan [H]ardness Supreme

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    I just traded in a windows xp netbook with a atom processor. It was in MINT condition with everything working though
     
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  21. DCookSta

    DCookSta [H]ard|Gawd

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    They really do mean anything that runs. I thought I'd have a tough time with my Dell C640 but once I saw you traded in a PII, I'm not worried. It's got 2 batteries so they just need to last through the inspection. I've traded in a few laptops so far, luckily I've gotten great service.
     
  22. buttons

    buttons [H]ard|Gawd

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    I traded in a samsung (first gen amd apu) last night with lines going vertical down the screen and a jacked up power jack (though it would charge and run for an hour on battery) had it on craigslist for $20 for months and no interest. Got my $75 gift card... took about 5 minutes. If you want to expedite it, fill out your info online and have the laptop make/model/ serial number printed. My best buy rep had to hunt for the serial number on that samsung.
     
  23. antok86

    antok86 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Doesnit need a working battery?
     
  24. antok86

    antok86 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Uhoh link doesnt work anymore
     
  25. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    Going by as soon as they open, they have the 1TB Blacks ("Performance") drives for ~$80 before gift card. Not much else there of interest to me right now.
     
  26. buttons

    buttons [H]ard|Gawd

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    deal might be dead, website no longer shows $75 minimum and people are reporting on slickdeals of being turned down.
     
  27. antok86

    antok86 [H]ardness Supreme

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  28. Dan

    Dan [H]ardness Supreme

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    i got 1 gift card yesterday. I had 3 laptops ready to trade in today.... guess not =[
     
  29. buttons

    buttons [H]ard|Gawd

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    I got one more, going to ask them tonight if its still live.
     
  30. sparky1_2007

    sparky1_2007 2[H]4U

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    Trade-in website doesn't show the in-store promotion anymore.

    Glad I managed to get that done yesterday!
     
  31. ChedWick

    ChedWick Gawd

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    Hmm I was going to give this a shot this week. I thought it was valid until the 15th.

    They must get grant money or something for this. Probably just ran out of funds if it did indeed end early.
     
  32. WhoBeDaPlaya

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    Thank goodness I got off my butt and did a massive blitzkrieg last Sunday.
    I was going to put it off to this weekend since it was supposed to end on the 15th (and it had started ages ago - June 25th).
     
  33. Dan

    Dan [H]ardness Supreme

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    I now have 4 laptops to trade in wtfffff. So mad.
     
  34. DTN107

    DTN107 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ah damn... I had two more I wanted to trade in this Friday.

    Well guys... don't throw out any old laptops. Hopefully this deal will come around again. I think it happened twice last year?
     
  35. TheSmJ

    TheSmJ 2[H]4U

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    I was about to get this one in one of the three stores in the area right until a Geek Squad guy came over and told me and the other guy I was working with that the laptop was "invalid" since the battery didn't work. Thanks, fucker!

    I'll bring it to another location later today or tomorrow.
     
  36. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    So is this *officially* dead??
     
  37. Dan

    Dan [H]ardness Supreme

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    deals dead buddy
     
  38. 6foot4geek

    6foot4geek [H]ard|Gawd

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    Welp, I was gonna cycle a few more before the deal ended but I got out with $525 in GC before it died :) Might go pickup that $400 Oculus Rift since I missed the Amazon deal :/
     
  39. MrSneis

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    Many thanks to the employee of the month who shot me down yesterday, tried again at another store, looks like the deal is dead today.
     
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  40. TheSmJ

    TheSmJ 2[H]4U

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    I don't believe it is. Everything I've read said it was running until the 15th. Nobody told me anything about it being dead at the store either.