Trade-In

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28 Dec: How to recycle (or trade in) your old tech

Now that the holiday season is over, you might find yourself with tech gadgets you won’t be using anymore. Before you throw out your gadgets to make room for the new, consider other alternatives to get more out of that old tech and help the environment, too.

About 50 million tons of e-waste is thrown away each year, but Best Buy makes it easy to give your tech a second life. In fact, we’ve helped our customers recycle more than 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009.  

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26 Dec: Trade In or Recycle the Old Tech, Enjoy the New

One of the great things about the holidays is getting to unwrap the newest and coolest devices. This year, 68 percent of U.S. adults planned to buy technology gifts, according to the Consumer Technology Association.

But getting new technology leads to an ongoing dilemma: What do you do with the old stuff?

Well, you can take advantage of trade-in or recycling programs it at Best Buy.

Try trade-in first

Some of your old gear might have some value and could be flipped for a Best Buy gift card.

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05 May: Trade-In, Recycling Programs Give Old Tech New Life

Earth Month might be over, but at Best Buy, we think about our environmental footprint every day of the year. In addition, we help our customers live more sustainably, including offering a convenient place to responsibly recycle unwanted electronics.

Before you bring in your items for recycling, check to see if your tech still has value with our Trade-In Calculator. Depending on the item, Best Buy might give you a gift card for your used tech, which will then be re-sold giving the product a new life.

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23 Mar: Tips for Making Your Office More Earth Friendly

Whether your office is at home or in a shared space, there are many easy changes you can make to reduce your workplace’s impact on the earth. By using more energy efficient products and by recycling devices you no longer use, you can make your office more sustainable. Feel good about reducing your impact, while saving money.

For a more sustainable office, follow these five tips.

Be a star

An ENERGY STAR®, that is. ENERGY STAR products are certified to use less energy than standard models.

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09 Oct: 5 Things You Need To Know When Trading in Your Phone

There’s nothing like the feeling of a brand new smartphone with the newest technology at your fingertips (not to mention the bragging rights) – and the feeling is even better if you can get some money back for the outdated one.

That’s where Best Buy steps in. With our trade-in program, you can get money back for that cellphone you no longer need, based on the condition and original accessories you bring in.

Here are five tips to make sure that process goes smoothly:

  1. Get an estimate.

12 Sep: 6 Simple Steps to a Smart Phone Trade-In

If you’re hoping to get your hands on Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus,  or the Samsung Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge phones, you’re probably considering trading in your current phone for cash towards your  purchase.   While the trade-in process is simple, you want to be sure that you don’t pass along your data, pics, music or apps along with your old device.

Here are the simple steps to take before handing in your new phone.

1. Know Your Trade-In Value – Find out your estimated trade-in value by visiting your local Best Buy store or checking out BestBuy.com