Microsoft will take your Apple iPad and give you a minimum $200 gift card

Microsoft will take your Apple iPad and give you a minimum $200 gift card
Unhappy with your Apple iPad? Microsoft will gladly take it off your hands and give you back a minimum $200 gift card that you can use toward the purchase of a Microsoft Surface or anything else in the Microsoft store. The deal has already started and runs through October 27th. While the offer is good in most Microsoft stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, it is not valid online.

You have to love the way the marketing guys at Redmond worded the offer, saying that Microsoft will accept your gently used Apple iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4. You might want to wait a few days because Microsoft is expected to introduce the next gen Microsoft Surface 2 on September 23rd. The next gen slate is expected to have an enhanced kickstand with two locked positions, and a Tegra 4 under the hood.  The 10.1 inch glass will now sport 1920 x 1080 resolution which you might know as FHD.

So if you feel like Microsoft has nailed it with its new ad campaign pitting Apple's tablet against the Microsoft Surface, take your iPad 2 through 4 and bring it with you to your local Microsoft store and see just how much Microsoft is willing to give you toward the purchase of a Surface or anything else on the shelves.


source: Microsoft via ZDNet, Pocketlint

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28 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

how about trading my ipad 4,..for a X-BOX ONE...

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Just sell it and buy a gaming PC. The new consoles suck. Fx 6300 and a GTX 760 will run you $700 and its way better than the new consoles.

5. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I, personally, don't like pc gaming. So you see, not everyone likes high end pc gaming. Some of us want consoles.

23. rassouli5 unregistered

Exactly like me... And new consoles don't suck! Playstation 4 is a high-end device. It's supe powerful and it comes with amazing feautures!

24. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

microsoft's Xbox One is great but i wish there was no restrictions(Sucks)....im good with Xbox360 PS4 caught my attention this time...sorry MS

10. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Or for people who enjoy the games on console that will never go to PC but at the same time they own a customer built pc and play on it also.

14. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Mehh., eventually they go on PC.. the top ranked ones anyways

15. taikucing unregistered

Can PC play Gran Turismo 5, Forza 4, & other console exclusive games? I have Core i7 2700K, GTX680, 16GB RAM, 512 GB OCZ Vector SSD but I can't play Gran Turismo & Forza. So, yeah, I need a console.

16. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I have the same pc. I hate console only games but my goodness do games look nice on a proper monitor!

17. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I have the core i7 3770, GTX670 4GB,16GB ram, 2TB HDD, GA-Z77X-UD5H, hackintosh OSX/windows 8 PRO, im waiting on GTA5!!! Ha

28. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

gta v haven't been confirmed for pc EPIC FAIL lol

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Their max trade in value is $200 much less than the open market value. This deal don't do anyone much favor.

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It says $200 minimum.

6. HASHTAG unregistered

Someone's a bit illiterate.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Ok my mistake.

11. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

Damn right your mistake, Go jump off the internet bridge now.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

yepee!

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Question, is there anything worth buying in a Microsoft store. Maybe a Xbox one when launch but now...?

18. _god_

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Luckily its the type of gift card that you could use on hardwares If its those gift cards that you get but only could be used in apps that would be pretty pointless because Microsoft has no apps ! If i am trading i would probably get a Surface Pro or Lumia 1020

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Surface Pro 2 with haswell is around the corner. So still better to wait.

19. jaxson983

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

To late for me. my old job gave me a ipad. I paid for a surface(so much better). But I just threw the ipad away. Didn't pay for it, didn't care enough to try to sell it.

22. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Cool story bro

25. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

was that ipad 1???i would only throw it for surface pro

21. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Next quarter MS will take another 900 million charge on all the rebates they didn't use. /s

26. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

They probably going to break the iPads that they get and sell them for scrap depending on how they feel about Apple

27. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Meh. If they gave me an iPad and a minimum of $200 I'd consider getting a Surface, otherwise I'll stick with my Android tablet.

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