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#13776312 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 11 July 2017 - 06:16 PM

so is this officially over?

As of right now, yes.

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#13775959 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 11 July 2017 - 02:58 PM


EMPLOYEE HERE.

I can confirm that the promotion is no longer applying (or even showing up in the system). I'm not sure why or if it will be back and/or fixed.

I'll keep you all posted.

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#13774096 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 10 July 2017 - 02:26 PM

People posting on the SlickDeals thread on this deal are reporting Best Buy might have ended this promotion early. :-/

I can confirm it's still active. I literally JUST did a trade-in of two laptops two minutes ago.

EDIT: To clarify, I'm a customer service rep, so I actually processed them.

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#13771905 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 07 July 2017 - 07:33 PM

Has anyone finished the trade in online and brought it to the store? There's an add to basket at the bottom which leads you to an information form that you can fill out and just bring it to the store already prepared.

I haven't had any customers do that yet, but if I'm not mistaken, we still just process it manually.

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#13771850 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 07 July 2017 - 06:58 PM

I completely forgot I have two old hp netbooks I never use. According to the trade in link, they each have a $50 value. Are you saying I should most likely get $125 each?

The trade in page has some weird math saying "Your trade in value = $50, Your Promotional Value = $25, Your total value = $75"

You'll get $75 each. They promotion bumps up whatever the trade-in value by whatever amount it takes to get it to $75. So for two if them, you'll get a giftcard for $150.

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#13771636 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 07 July 2017 - 04:31 PM

Traded in 3 laptops yesterday:

First one was a Lenovo with an i3 intel CPU and 4GB or RAM, in decent shape, got about $80 from it
Second one, which surprised me, was a Samsung with similar specs, only issue was that it was a bit beat up but with no cracks on the screen with a dead battery, and it said that i got $11 something for it. He's excuse was that Samsung laptops don't get much trade in value, which i thing is BS, The third and last was an old netbook Dell with an Atom CPU and 2GB, had a dead battery and track pad, and i got around $50 for it.

Overall i was gonna get around $153 for all of them, but at the end the guy said that the total was $230! I tried my best to not show how surprised i was. I looked at the paper work and the Samsung got a nice boost at the end with the small Dell netbook with the promotion that was going on.

So even if the guy said that you're getting less than $75, wait until hes done and the system will give you the promo. He said that not having the charger and the battery is dead might had lowered the value even more, not sure if that is true.

I can try to upload the paper work that shows this later today if anyone needs it.

The battery and lack of charger has no impact on the promotion UNLESS it disqualifies the laptop from trade-in entirely. As long as it still has some sort of value after selecting "No" on the charger option, it will still bump it up to $75.00.

Go to www.bestbuy.com/tradein and do a dry run if you're (that's a generalized "you're" to anyone on the fence) concerned. As long as it shows some trade-ins value, even just a penny, it'll bump it to $75.00 at the end.

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#13770876 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 06 July 2017 - 08:54 PM

So by power on do they check to see if the screen lights up and shows a boot logo, or is just the fan and led blinking good enough?

If they power it on and the screen doesn't work, I can all but guarantee it won't be accepted.

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#13770692 Best Buy Ad 7/2-7/8

Posted by enigma on 06 July 2017 - 06:12 PM

I didn't think he was lying. I did feel one of three managers should've said it was okay though.

The Gamestop is like 300 yards away. So it's definitely a local competitor.

Strange it's not on the list.

Yeah, I wasn't questioning his honesty either. I just swore I saw it on there before when doing price matches. I'll check tomorrow, because I may be able to do an adjustment over the phone, in which case I'll process it for you if you still bought it.

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#13770527 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 06 July 2017 - 04:30 PM

Here's the official wording and models for the iPad promo:

Get a minimum $150 Best Buy gift card with trade in of any working Apple iPad Mini 2 (retina), Mini 3, Mini 4, Air, Air 2, or iPad Pro.

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#13770387 Best Buy - trade in a working laptop and get a minimum $75 gift card

Posted by enigma on 06 July 2017 - 02:46 PM

Best Buy Customer Service employee here. Posted this on the other thread. Gonna post it here too.
  • IMPORTANT: The official terms posted state that the promotion is limited to one (1) trade per customer. This will be the biggest YMMV of the entire ordeal. CoreBlue WILL allow multiple trade-ins per transaction and it WILL automatically apply the $75.00 promotion to any and all eligible items. Whether the employee you get allows more than one depends entirely on a combination of their knowledge of the terms and how much they happen to give a shit at that particular moment. I've done multiple for customers as long as they were pleasant about it and not acting entitled and my lead up here traded in three for me last night.
  • The laptop MUST be able to be traded in to begin with. Meaning if you check the trade-in page and put in the required info, it must give you SOME sort of dollar amounts even if it's only $1.00.
  • The laptop MUST turn on. Whether or not this is actually checked is YMMV, but if they do check and it doesn't power on, it will not be accepted.
  • If it will only power on via power cable (i.e. the better is dead), I'd suggest bringing your own power cable with you. Geek Squad may have one available to test it with, but I wouldn't leave it to chance.
  • Speaking of power cables, it doesn't matter if you trade that in as well. Even if it's not selected as included, the base value will still jump to $75.00.
  • As far as the condition goes, once again, it actually shouldn't matter. As long as it powers on and has a base value of at least SOMETHING when you select "poor," it will still bump it to $75.00.
 
 
Hope this helps someone!
 
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#13763550 Best Buy Ad 7/2-7/8

Posted by enigma on 01 July 2017 - 06:33 PM

I guess I should have posted the ad yesterday. :D Anyways, this is what is missing from the OP:

  • Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch $24.99 Save $5
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 400 Wireless Gaming Headset for PlayStation 4 $79.99 Save $20
  • Turtle Beach Ear Force XO ONE Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox One $64.99 Save $15
  • Save $10 on a 3-Month or 6-Month Xbox Live Gold Membership when you buy an Xbox One Console
  • Save $10 on an Xbox One Wireless Controller when you Buy an Xbox One Console
  • Nintendo Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link 11" Premium Collectible Figure $79.99 Save $10
Thanks! Wasn't trying to steal your thunder. Just bored as hell at work. πŸ˜›

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#13763418 Best Buy Ad 7/2-7/8

Posted by enigma on 01 July 2017 - 04:42 PM

A bit more to come, but that's the juicy parts for gaming. And by "juicy," I mean "the ad sucks this week."

Sorry for the delay guys. I was gonna work on this during downtime but accidentally hitting post screwed that all up. I've been trying to get it typed up in between customers.

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#13763302 Best Buy Ad 7/2-7/8

Posted by enigma on 01 July 2017 - 03:16 PM

I'm dumb and posted an ad. Typing it up as we speak. Continue holding. Roast away, guys. Just trying to help.

* :ns: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ - $29.99
* :ns: PuYoPuYo Tetris - $29.99
* :ns: :ps4: :xb1: Lego City Undercover - $39.99
* :ns: ARMS - $59.99
* :ps4: :xb1: NBA 2K17 - $24.99
* :ps4: :xb1: Mafia III - $24.99
* :ps4: :xb1: Battlefield 1 - $29.99
* :ps4: :xb1: Tekken 7 - $49.99
* :ns: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass - $19.99
* :ns: Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - $69.99
* :ns: Insignia Switch Power Pack - $29.99


#13698616 YMMV- Gamestop and Best Buy are receiving NES Classics. UPDATED

Posted by enigma on 24 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

If you want to be useful you mind cutting my grass and maybe washing the dishes? The washing machine is on the fritz too... pos


Sounds like your wife is broken. πŸ˜‚


#13698612 YMMV- Gamestop and Best Buy are receiving NES Classics. UPDATED

Posted by enigma on 24 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

Let's play nice, everyone. I did offer this on my own after all. I just wanted to contribute and be a useful Cheap Ass Gamer. People have helped me in the past, so I was just looking to pay it forward. I don't mind having checked for anyone. ☺️