Best Buy giving out $75 gift cards for your old notebooks
Giant electronics retailer Best Buy is encouraging its customers to bring in their old laptops for recycling and to stimulate foot traffic across its brick-and-mortar stores. Customers will receive a $75 store credit towards any in-store purchase and another $75 credit if that purchase happens to be the recently announced Samsung Notebook 9 Pro.
Is there a catch to the promotion? According to the fine print, Best Buy will only be handing out the gift cards until July 15th. All laptops brought in for trading must not be cracked or water-damaged and should be able to power on without issues. Users cannot bring in more than one laptop either, so readers who were hoping to trade in a dozen Windows 95 laptops sitting in their closets all at once will be disappointed.
Beyond those limitations above, the retailer appears to be fairly lenient regarding the brand, processor, and even operating system as Chromebooks and Linux laptops are potentially acceptable towards the $75 store credit.
Such promotional events differ from store to store and users will likely have contrasting experiences. Nonetheless, the chance to turn in an aging laptop on its last breath for something of greater value is certainly worth the attempt.