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. But don’t throw anything out just yet.

Did you know that there are ways 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.  

And who knows, maybe the laptop, video games or tablet you don’t need anymore can take on a new form and become fiber-optic cables or even an airplane.

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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.
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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

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08 May: Trade-In Your iPhone at Best Buy This Weekend, Get a Free iPhone 5s

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Go ahead. Try and find a better iPhone deal than the one at Best Buy this weekend.

Now through Sunday, May 11, customers can trade in their working iPhone and receive up to $200 in guaranteed Trade-In credit when they upgrade to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers who trade in an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s can walk out of our stores with a new iPhone 5s, plus a $100 or $50 Best Buy gift card.

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25 Apr: How to Get an Xbox One for $400 Only at Best Buy

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Xbox One sales just eclipsed the five-million mark.

That skyward trend is likely to continue now that you can have it for $400 at Best Buy.

Between April 27 and May 3, turn in your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to Best Buy and get a minimum of $100 in-store credit.

It’s that simple – you’ll get a $50 gift card and $50 coupon in return for upgrading to Xbox One.

Best Buy’s Trade-In program makes it easy and convenient for customers to give old technology a second life and instantly get value in return.

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21 Apr: For Earth Week at Best Buy: An (Unofficial) World Record and $20 Trade-In Value for Nearly Anything

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Everyone screams how green they are as Earth Day nears.

But Best Buy can prove it.

Just last year, Best Buy recycled more than 96 million pounds of electronics. That averages out to 263,013 pounds of recycled gadgets … per day.

The current world record for most consumer electronics recycled in a 24-hour period is 80,370.

Well, last time we checked 263,013 > 80,370.

How’s Best Buy celebrating this (unofficial) world record?

By offering customers a $20 gift card at minimum for when they trade in any working gadget until Saturday, April 26.

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02 Apr: Think Blue When You Want to Go Green

Best Buy loves Earth Month.

Best Buy Recycles 2Best Buy also loves Earth Minute.

Every minute Best Buy stores are open, Best Buy’s helping people recycle 400 pounds of electronics and by offering the convenience  of in-store drop-off.

Meanwhile, Trade-In options and plentiful Energy Star certified products will put green in everyone’s pockets.

 

Try out top-notch Trade-In options

Watch this month for multiple Trade-In deals worth up to several hundred dollars in Best Buy gift cards.

And seeing that Best Buy’s Trade-In program accepts more than 11,000 different consumer electronics items, there’s good reason to clear out that closet cluttered with old gadgets and get a clean conscience too.

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28 Feb: You’ll Never Guess What Your Old iPhone 4S or 5 Will Get You at Best Buy

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See that fatigued iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 in your hand?

Make it an iPhone 5s. For free.

That’s right.  Turn in your working iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 on Friday, Feb. 28 or Saturday, March 1, and receive a guaranteed minimum of $150 Trade-In credit. Seeing the iPhone 5s 16GB is available for $149.99, it makes Apple’s top-tier phone free for two straight days.

You need to be eligible for an upgrade and activate the iPhone 5s on a two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon.