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#1 Gamer SDP

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

I recall a while back Best Buy had some promotion where bringing in essentially any old electronic device would get you a $5 GC. I was just wondering if that was still ongoing or if there is any news about it.

Apparently there are some places that charge people to bring in old stuff to recycle :hot:

Even if Best Buy doesn't give anything they will at least let us dump stuff there right? I think Staples may also recycle old stuff too.

#2 YBX87

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:25 AM

I recall a while back Best Buy had some promotion where bringing in essentially any old electronic device would get you a $5 GC. I was just wondering if that was still ongoing or if there is any news about it.

Apparently there are some places that charge people to bring in old stuff to recycle :hot:

Even if Best Buy doesn't give anything they will at least let us dump stuff there right? I think Staples may also recycle old stuff too.

it is long dead, it ended around february. ppl were abusing the deal, by bringing all tons of crap that is considered " electronics", to recycle it for $5

#3 SangesTheLurker

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

http://www.bestbuy.c...cat149900050025

Amazing things happen when you search google using very basic terms, try it sometime. ;)

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#4 maxpower0965

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:42 PM

$5 BestBuy Gift Card when you trade a qualified device.

Ends April 27th

http://www.bestbuy.c...chterm=trade-in

*Qualified device means any product in the following categories: laptops, tablets/e-readers, mobile phones, MP3 players, gaming hardware (console and handheld), digital SLR cameras, digital point-and-shoot cameras, and digital camcorders. Device must be able to power on to qualify for gift card. In store only. Not all products are eligible for Trade-in. Not available in all locations. Trade-in value may vary. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Payment is by Best Buy gift card. You are responsible for removing any data from your product before providing the product for evaluation. You will be required to agree to the terms and conditions. Limit of 3 Trade-in transactions per person, per day. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in for any reason. See a Customer Specialist in store or check out these Trade-in FAQs.



#5 hotpocket

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

Hmm, I have a couple old flip phones I've just stored and never used.

Would that net me a gift card?

#6 maxpower0965

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:36 PM

Hmm, I have a couple old flip phones I've just stored and never used.

Would that net me a gift card?


Yes. As long as phone turns on. I traded in an old phone I had, and nobody knew about this promotion going on. It took about 5 people to finally figure it out.

#7 freshzen

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

$5 BestBuy Gift Card when you trade a qualified device.

Ends April 27th

http://www.bestbuy.c...chterm=trade-in

Sounds like a $5 bonus in addition to the trade value, if the product qualifies. I'm sure its a huge rip off.
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#8 maxpower0965

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Sounds like a $5 bonus in addition to the trade value, if the product qualifies. I'm sure its a huge rip off.


Actually you get a $5 gift card for bestbuy to recycle your old phones. It's not a $5 bonus on trade.

#9 DNukem170

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:14 AM

Unfortunately for me, the two closest BestBuys cannot take part in the deal due to county laws, despite them having a cell phone recycle bin right inside the door.

#10 scum1

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

They would not take my old sansa mp3 players. They took a locked up ipod nano, a cheap o digital camera, and a chocolate phone though
I'm all over that like a donkey eatin a waffle

#11 Gamer SDP

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:05 AM

http://www.bestbuy.c...cat149900050025

Amazing things happen when you search google using very basic terms, try it sometime. ;)


I knew BB took stuff so that "Google it" shit isn't warranted.


$5 BestBuy Gift Card when you trade a qualified device.

Ends April 27th

http://www.bestbuy.c...chterm=trade-in


Saw this a few days ago but thought it lasted longer. Hopefully I can get rid of a few phones.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:24 AM

I would not take anything to BB recycling that has any type of personal info on it. If you remember the CAG that was wrongly accused by MS of hacking last year, it was found out by MS/him that his console ID that he had given to BB to recycle when he bought a Slim 360 (back then GS wouldn't take RROD systems) was the one that had been doing the hacking, but MS didn't check to see if was from a different IP/ISP.

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#13 SangesTheLurker

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

I knew BB took stuff so that "Google it" shit isn't warranted. .


Apparently there are some places that charge people to bring in old stuff to recycle :hot:

Even if Best Buy doesn't give anything they will at least let us dump stuff there right? I think Staples may also recycle old stuff too.


Don't get mad, bro. You asked two questions, a basic google search answered your second one. ^

Buuuut you knew that already, I guess? You have an interesting way to show it.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

I would not take anything to BB recycling that has any type of personal info on it. If you remember the CAG that was wrongly accused by MS of hacking last year, it was found out by MS/him that his console ID that he had given to BB to recycle when he bought a Slim 360 (back then GS wouldn't take RROD systems) was the one that had been doing the hacking, but MS didn't check to see if was from a different IP/ISP.

Link? need some laughs :lol:

#15 hotpocket

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:53 AM

Couldn't trade in my phones due to employee incompetence.

#16 freshzen

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

Hmm I do have two old and worthless phones, might have a "digital camera" that only works when plugged into a computer still too. Would be nice to get Jurassic Park 3D for $5 with those and my reward zone $5 and trade & save.
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