Posted by William Charles on April 8, 2018
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Published on April 8th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Expired] Best Buy: Trade In Working Laptop & Get $50 Giftcard + $100 Off Pixelbook

This bonus has expired and is no longer available, view more Best Buy deals by clicking here.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Best Buy is offering a $100 coupon for a Pixelbook and a minimum $50 best buy when you trade in any working laptop

The Fine Print

  • Valid in store only 4/8/18–5/5/18.
  • When you trade in any working laptop, get a minimum $50 Best Buy gift card and a $100 receipt coupon toward the purchase of a Google Pixelbook (SKUs 6131501, 6131502, 6131432). Not all products are eligible for trade-in.
  • Not available in all locations and some stores may have additional limitations.
  • Laptop must have a trade-in value to qualify for gift card minimum.
  • Trade-in value may vary. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value.
  • Excludes devices that are cracked, water-damaged or that lack power.
  • 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.
  • Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in or to limit quantities for any reason. Limit of 1 trade-in per person.
  • No rainchecks. Tax is applied based on the full retail value.
  • Limit 1 coupon per transaction. For details see an Associate or BestBuy.com/TradeIn.

Our Verdict

Not as good as the $75 you could get last year. The Pixelbooks are $999 minimum without the coupon, sadly the coupons can’t be stacked. The $50 Best Buy gift card is worth it if you have a POS laptop that still powers on. Might be worth looking for cheap laptops that still work on eBay/craigslist if you have a use for Best Buy gift cards and can be bothered. In previous years some people have been able to do multiple trade ins, but YMMV.



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Abey

Time to take out the dusty Asus, the heavy sticky Acer Aspire and maybe if i can find the moldy Dell 😜

Matt
Matt

Hello Doc,

I sent you an email through your contact form . It was regarding a bonus deal. I am yet to here from you. (That deal is still not posted on your website)

James B.
James B.

Hi Matt,

Can you share the bonus deal here?

Superchurn
Superchurn

oh hell yes i’m ON this mofo

I’ve got a stack of old craptops I can trade in

Max
Max

>Laptop must have a trade-in value to qualify for gift card minimum.

I have a really cheap small laptop. Works fine, but it’s clearly cheap (11 inch screen, atom processor, 2 GB RAM). In fact originally bought it for $100. They could easily say “it doesn’t have a trade-in value at BBY, only laptops that cost more than $600 today have a trade-in value.” So it depends whether they take cheap laptops at all.

escot
escot

+1

Jonathan
Jonathan

Correct me if I’m wrong but I think by working they means “boots into an OS”, do they not? Which necessitates you leave the HD in, which necessitates not wiping it, which necessitates them potentially having whatever data you “deleted”.

Sparky
Sparky

I turned some in last year with just a cd that booted into linux.

Brian C
Brian C

I have a few lap[tops i prepped for last time I couldn’t use. Don’t forget, the last one ended early, so don’t sit on this.

When you follow the link and fill out the details, it asks you if you have a power adapter and battery. Even if you say no, it still gives you the promotional value of $50. I have the battery but not an adapter for it (i use one i have for antoher latpop, but i can’t turn that in). So I printed out that sheet, and I’m gonna bring the laptop, charged up, to best buy, without the adapter, and i’ll let you know what happens…

Ken
Ken

Can I bring in an old laptop for the $50 GC and not buy the Pixelbook? Also my laptop screen is a little wonky with colors. I’ve been using it for years for work. Battery holds a charge and I’ve had it since college, so like 15+ years old now.

Can I trade in a Chromebook too? Everything works well on that.

Brian K
Brian K

If the laptop is worth more than $50 trade in value, will they give you the actual trade in value plus the $100 coupon off the pixelbook?

I assume they wouldn’t give you the actual trade in value plus the $50 gift card and the $100 coupon, right?

Nate
Nate

Can you use the Best Buy gift card to buy other gift cards at Best Buy?

Redrotors
Redrotors

I have bought eBay gift cards in store using BB gift card. AFAIK BB no longer sells Amazon/Kindle GCs. My last purchase was in Dec. ’17

Yana
Yana

yes, but they no longer carry VGC and amazon GC.

Sam
Sam

I certainly understand that it is YMMV… After going through the process of the verification of laptop (OS, Memory, Storage etc.,) with CSR for 20+ minutes, they offered to give me $50 Giftcard, but only if I can wipe the system clean… Unfortunately I didn’t have any tools with me at that time to wipe all off the data, but Geeksquad was willing to do that if I pay $95 to clean the data… Really 🙂

Master Allan
Master Allan

This might be dead. The direct link posted takes you to a page that reads “We’re sorry, something went wrong.” I also backtracked to the BB offers page and the pixel book link on it also does not work. A Samsung offer link does work.

My store has taken some odd things from me. No name laptop brands and they just select “other brand” “other CPU” “other OS” just to keep the line moving. But you could probably do the same as $50 or better selling on eBay. Like an old car, to the right person working parts are worth more separately than everything assembled.

Brian C
Brian C

I think i remember the last one ending early too.

I printed out the sheet showing the $50 gift card and details and I hope when i take it to Best Buy they’ll honor it.

James B.
James B.

Did you confirm that this deal is dead?

Johnny
Johnny

@Best Buy now. Promotion is still running in Ohio.

Johnny
Johnny

I got it just now for an really old dell vostro laptop

NerdyOne
NerdyOne

I got it today on two old laptops. Limit of 1 per person wasn’t enforced. Thanks doc!

Talia
Talia

This deal is dead. I got another good deal to buy a laptop from Dealhack. It worked for me and I saved big.

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