Technology

Trade In Your Electronics at Best Buy

A few months ago, I decided it was time to splurge on a new cell phone. I’d had my old one for three years and figured it was time to upgrade to something better. Once I transferred all my info to the new phone, the old phone was useless to me. I put it in a box in the back of my closet. I know I could have sold it online, but didn’t feel like making the effort. Recently, I learned about Best Buy’s Trade-In program and it sounds like a much better option than the back of my closet!

In fact, now that I’ve had time to look to see what’s lurking in my closet, I’ve found a couple other electronics that I could use for this program. Best Buy Canada makes it simple to trade in your old electronics and upgrade to a new device.

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How it Works

To begin, figure out the estimated value of your item online. The Best Buy Canada proprietary technology takes into account the age, condition and original accessories included when calculating the product value and giving you a competitive offer.

Bring your gently used electronics to your local Best Buy mobile or big box store and receive a Best Buy Canada gift card you can use to upgrade to a new device or buy whatever else you are coveting. Note: the three service producers for Best Buy’s Trade-In program are TELUS, Bell and Rogers.

I was curious to see what I’d get for my iPhone 4S that I used to use. The online calculator estimated I would receive $40. My current cell phone, if I were to trade it now, would net me a $360 Best Buy Canada gift card. Try it out with some of your devices to see. It’s pretty neat.

The items you can trade in are iPod and MP3s, tablets, cell phones, laptops, Macbook, games and gaming consoles.

Why Participate

The benefits of the program are that you can easily upgrade devices by trading in items you aren’t using. It beats them sitting in a closet somewhere gathering dust. It’s an easy, affordable way for you to upgrade and also do some holiday shopping! If you have old electronics in your home right now that you aren’t using, trade them in and use the Best Buy Canada gift cards to buy your family and friends the perfect gift. They’ll never have to know that you didn’t pay full price!

Gift Ideas

Ready to spend your gift card? Here are several ideas for you on ways to spend it at Best Buy Mobile, your one-stop shop for devices, accessories and wireless service providers.

1. OtterBox Symmetry 6/6s fitted hard shell case ($54.99)

Sleek, stylish, and pocketfriendly, the Symmetry series iPhone 6/6s case from OtterBox is the slimmest, most protective case in its class. Dualmaterial construction delivers tough protection from drops and shocks, and its onepiece construction makes it easy to install. It also includes wraparound graphics so you can make your case as unique as you.
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2. Koodo Motorola Moto X Play 16GB with aKoodo Tab ($0.00)

It’s time to play with the Motorola Moto X Play. Itswaterrepellant nanocoating protects it from lightrain, spills, and splashes. The 5.5″ LCD touchscreen display delivers Full HD 1080p resolution. Combined with a 1.7GHz octacore processor, this smartphone gives you an impressive entertainment experience,whether you’re streaming video or playing games.

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3. weBoost Drive 3Gcell phone signal booster ($189.99) 

Say goodbye to dropped calls, lost connections, and slow internet with the Drive 3GS cell phone signal booster from weBoost. Ideal for your vehicle or boat, this device enhances talk, text, and basic 3G internet services on one smartphone or tablet, while also helping to preserve battery life.

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4. CaseMate Rebecca Minkoff leather wristlet ($69.99)

Carry your daily essentials in style with this chic Rebecca Minkoff wristlet from CaseMate. Featuring Rebecca’s signature M.A.B flap design and zipper detailing, this genuine leather case exudes sophistication. Two interior pockets hold your credit cards or IDs, while an integrated stand delivers the perfect viewing angle.

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5. Electronics PowerPack 2600mAh portable charger ($19.99)

Do be caught with a flashing red power indicator. ThePNY PowerPack T2600 external battery keeps your USBand micro USBenabled mobile devices ready for use. It features a 2600 mAh capacity and delivers a 5V, 1amp output for fast, reliable power replenishment.

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Take note that Saturday, December 12th is the holiday “friends and family” sale at Best Buy Mobile stores and big box stores. This sale is in-stores only.

Then, from December 18 through 24th, TELUS Days will be taking place at Best Buy Mobile and big box stores. One hot deal will be offered every day. Remember stores open at 8 am local time so don’t miss it!

Do you have an old electronics that you can use to try the Best Buy’s Trade-In program?

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Disclosure: I received a gift card as compensation for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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