Microsoft is gearing up to unleash its second generation Surface tablets later this month, and as expected, its partners are also joining in the fun as they roll out new promotions and programs to make the most of this opportunity.
Best Buy, for instance, has just rolled out its new trade-in campaign.
And while good old Redmond wants people to trade in their old iPhones and iPads for Microsoft Store gift cards, Best Buy is ready to take in your old Surface RT and first generation Surface Pro tablets and will give a minimum of $200 gift card, up to an offer of $350 maximum.
All you need to make sure is that the old devices can be powered on and have a fully working display.
Additionally, this trade-in offer is only available if you bring the tablet to a Best Buy retails store — there is no option of mailing in the device to be eligible to receive the gift card. And there is one more limitation as you may have guessed. Yup, time.
This promotion runs through October 21.
And this is actually the last day when you can preorder a Surface 2 tablet. Microsoft has promised to start shipping the new slates by October 22. So these are the couple of factors you will need to keep in mind if you are game for this new promotion.