Microsoft starts iPad trade-in program, offers at least $200

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Sep 13, 2013.

By RaduTyrsina on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    Microsoft is known to run a lot of anti-iPad commercials to promote its own devices or those of its partners. But now, the Redmond company is trying a new strategy, starting an iPad trade-in program at some of its brick-and-mortar stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. Microsoft will only accept "gently used" Apple tablets, but the first iPad is not included in the trade-in program. In exchange, you are entitled to a gift card worth of at least two hundred dollars.

    Microsoft further recommends that you use those $200 to purchase a Surface tablet or “other cool products at the Microsoft storeâ€. The program has kickstarted on September 5 and will run until October 27, 2​​013. The iPad trade-in program is only available at Microsoft’s physical retail stores and not online. Microsoft reminds that your iPad should come with a power cord and it should not be password protected.

    The Surface RT tablet comes with pre-installed touch-enabled versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote and currently starts at $349 while the Surface Pro runs Windows desktop programs, with a price starting at $799. However, Microsoft is also expected to unveil its next-gen Surface tablets at a press event on September 23rd, so if you are curious, maybe you should wait until then.

    We’re not sure if $200 is a good or bad deal for you, but just for reference, you should know that Gazelle is promising $150 for the WiFi-only iPad 2 in "good condition" while Amazon now offers $240.

    But the question remains: what will Microsoft do with the traded-in iPads?

    Source: Microsoft
     

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Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Sep 13, 2013.

    1. ardchoille
    2. iJamesH
      iJamesH
      So trade my superior iPad for an inferior RT um yeah and I can trade my stereo system for an 8 Track!
    3. ardchoille
      ardchoille
      Yeah, Microsoft just doesn't get it. No one is going to trade in a jet fighter for a paper airplane.
    4. dwhygienist
      dwhygienist
      There is a Microsoft store in Christiana mall in Delaware- just around the corner form the Apple store- apple store always buzzing - Microsoft store( install sound of crickets) I walked around for 20 minutes- could not figure out prices of any of the devices there and was hard pressed to get the attention of an employee- anybody who has walked into an apple store is greeted within minutes- i found it easy to understand the pricing right away( this was when i was just planning on switching from PC to Apple- )
    5. col.bris
      col.bris
      Try the other way around trade a Microsoft surface for an iPad $1 dollar if you are lucky
    6. Poisonivy
      Poisonivy
      You have to give them 10 out out 10 for trying lol.
    7. tlbaker
      tlbaker
      Desperadoes LMAO!!!!


      Sent from my WiFi Only Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using Tapatalk HD
    8. tlbaker
      tlbaker
      You won't be sorry, I love my iMac; I hardly use it cuz I am always on my ipad, but I love it. I use a pro at work. ;)


      Sent from my WiFi Only Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using Tapatalk HD
    9. tlbaker
      tlbaker
      Too funny


      Sent from my WiFi Only Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using Tapatalk HD

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