Best Buy now accepting trade-ins for electronics

best buyYou want to sell your old Xbox, or Gamecube system, or maybe even your Wii for another system. The only thing is that you are hesistating to trade it in to Gamestop because you know you’ll only get a couple of bucks in change, and some lint thrown in there.

Well now thanks to our friends at Best Buy, you can trade in any "gently used" electronic in return for a Best Buy gift card. Well all you need to do is follow four easy steps and you’re on your way to getting rid of your old MP3 player for some extra cash.

* Step 1 — Use the Estimator to receive an instant estimate of your trade-in value.
* Step 2 — If the value is acceptable, register with the Best Buy Trade-In Center.
* Step 3 — Complete the transaction, print a prepaid shipping label and ship your items to our trade-in center.
* Step 4 — Receive a Best Buy gift card about 7 days after the item arrives at our trade-in center.

The different types of electronics you can trade in are pretty wide, anything from an Xbox 360 to a NeoGeo pocket color, a macbook laptop to a digital camera and everything in between. Unfortunately however you don’t get a Trade-in value for some of the items. I tried both the Nintendo 64 and PS1, which in the end resulted in no concrete value. When I checked the Gamecube however, the price of $24.50 came up if it was in good condition and came with 2 controllers. According to the official website:

Trade In Confirmation
After completing the trade-in form, you will receive an e-mail confirming the items you are trading in, the trade-in number and the estimated value of the items. We recommend you keep a copy of this e-mail for your records. You must ship your trade-in items within 30 days or the estimated value will be invalid. If you experience technical difficulties, use our trade-in support contact form.Our Trade-in Center will perform an inspection upon receipt of your system. Because the condition of the system plays a part in determining its value, you must accurately state the system’s condition.

The three condition levels include:

* Excellent — the system is in excellent working condition and needs no refurbishment. The body of the product is clean and in LIKE NEW condition – and all parts of the item operate as they did when the item was new.
* Good — Fully functional – with no technical problems, may have a few "normal wear" scratches, smudges.
* Poor — Functional and in working condition for the intended purpose with no major technical problems. The item may have cosmetic defects such as dents, scratches, stickers smudges. A battery door may be missing, or there may be a crack in the case.

To tell you the truth, I can’t really compare the prices of systems between Best Buy and Gamespot, but Best Buy is letting you trade in a large variety of electronics, not just game systems.

I just hope my family doesn’t notice when I trade in the family T.V. for a new cell phone. For extra information on how this process works you can visit their website here.


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