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Best Buy Gadget Buy Back Program Official. Not As Sweet a Deal As It First Appeared



Last week in the middle of CES 2011, we posted about a new gadget Buy Back program coming from Best Buy. It sounded like a good deal when we posted what we knew. Now the program is official, and the deal doesn’t sound quite so reasonable. In essence, you have to buy-in to the Best Buy Buy Back Program and as it looks it’s a pretty steep cost.

The program allows users (who buy-in) to return gadgets and depending on the length of time they’ve owned the device get credit back towards a new purchase. (We outlined those specifics here.) But there’s a but. You have to plop down some cash up front when you purchase the gadget in order to participate. In the case of a netbook or laptop, that cash is $69.95. That certainly knocks a hole in any potential savings. There’s still some question out there if that same price applies to smartphones, and there’s no word on what the price would be for TVs.



  1. Joe

    01/11/2011 at 3:27 pm

    well the least we could sat is that the deal is fair enough.. WIndows is also comin up with it’s own mobile tablet, would be interesting to see how the competition would react to this..

  2. Joe

    01/11/2011 at 3:29 pm

    Well the least i could say is that the deal is fair-enough.. Microsoft recently came up with its own windows tablet. Would be interesting to know how the competition would react..

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