Where to Trade In Old Tech: Best Buy’s Trade-In Program

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Easily find out the value of your old electronics using the Best Buy Trade-In program. If you've got old tech lying around, see how much it is worth.


If you have old electronics you are no longer using, you can trade them in at Best Buy for a gift card. You can go online to the Best Buy Trade-In Program and see what your old tech is worth before you decide. If you want to proceed, then you can trade in your items either online or in-store.

Where to Trade In Old Tech: Best Buy’s Trade-In Program

Categories Include:

Cell Phones – Computers – Tablets and E-Readers – MP3 Players – Video Games – Gaming Hardware – Wearable Tech – Camcorders and Cameras – TV and Home Theater and more.

You must be 18 years old except in AL or NE where you must be 19 or older to take advantage of the program. The Best Buy trade-in program is not available in all store locations. Check at Best/Buy/TradeIn to find your nearest participating store.

Best Buy will evaluate the condition of your trade-in based on the age, condition, included accessories and the current resale price. Your devices must “power on” to be considered working. At a minimum in order for your tech to be accepted, the device must function as a user would normally expect and there can’t be any missing power supplies. The device must run on its own battery.

You must remove any data on your electronics before turning them in. If you are not sure how to do this, Best Buy has an online tutorial here.

For Apple iPhone,iPad and iPad touch devices that use iOS 7 and above, you must disable the “Find My Phone” function and Android 5.0 or newer users must reset the device to factory settings. More information on how to do this can be found here under FAQs.

Customers are limited to no more than three of the same product per day with some exceptions which are found here in the FAQs.

Best Buy’s Online Trade-In Program

If you want to trade in your old electronics online, you can use the online estimator to determine the value before you decide to trade it in at Best Buy. You will get an estimate of the trade-in value.

If the amount is acceptable to you, create an account and then print out a free UPS shipping label. Drop off your item at a UPS store or call UPS to arrange a pickup. Your item must be received within 14 days of the estimate. After your item is evaluated, you will get a confirmation with the final offer and then you will be emailed an electronic Best Buy gift card within 7-9 days.

Best Buy Deal of the Day

Once you get your Best Buy gift card, see what is on sale to stretch your dollars.

Here is the Best Buy link to their weekly sales events and free shipping offers.



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