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Long time lurker, first time poster.  I just saw that Best Buy is going to start offering a $100 credit for trading in an XP computer (laptop or desktop).  The article says the credit can be used for a new windows, apple, or chromebook computer.  I couldn't find a direct link to Best Buy outlining the terms & conditions of the upcoming deal, so if anyone else has that, please chime in.

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-best-buy-100... 

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Get a minimum of $100 toward the purchase of a new Windows computer, Apple computer or Chromebook when you trade in a working Windows XP laptop at a Best Buy store.

Now through 4/19/2014, bring in your working Windows XP laptop and trade it in for a $25 gift card plus a discount coupon good for $75 toward the purchase of a new Windows computer, Apple computer or Chromebook. This offer supersedes trade-in values provided by the estimator tool on our Trade-in page.

Fine print:

Valid 4/6/14 to 4/19/14. Valid in store only. Coupon redemption is good through 5/3/14. In store only when trading in a device. Get a minimum $25 Best Buy gift card guaranteed. Customer will also get a $75 discount coupon toward the purchase of a Windows computer, Apple computer or Chromebook. Excludes markdowns, clearance and open-box items.

Not all products are eligible for trade-in. Not available in all locations and some stores may have additional limitations. Trade-in value may vary. Condition, documentation and accessories may affect value. Device must power on to be considered working. Water-damaged devices and devices with cracked screens are not considered working devices for purposes of this offer.

Not compatible with other trade-in offers. Payment is by Best Buy gift card. You are responsible for removing any data from your product before providing the product for evaluation. You will be required to agree to the Terms & Conditions. The Best Buy Trade-In programs are intended for private, noncommercial use. No dealers. Limit of 3 trade-in transactions per person, per day. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in or limit quantities for any reason. See a Customer Specialist for details.
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Chromebooks and Macs too?  Guess MSFT isn't paying for this promo.

b534202 said:   Chromebooks and Macs too?  Guess MSFT isn't paying for this promo.

 

  
Doesn't the subject line say, "XP based"?  I'm guessing you have to boot the computer for the trade-in discount.

i have yet to see any other source confirm this, and knowing my local BB, they are going to know nothing about it and deny anything i try to trade in.

Edit: Please forget about this post as it is not related/applicable to this thread.

The $100 credit applies to computers and laptops ranging from $599 to $2,299. The promotion lasts through June 15 and is available only to customers who can verify that they are currently using a Windows XP machine.

Link 

Or Copy & Paste the Following:
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microsoft-10... 

Edit: Please forget about this post as it is not related/applicable to this thread.

Barrymis:  That's a different promo.  That one you linked is for purchases from the Microsoft Store. 

barrymis said:   The $100 credit applies to computers and laptops ranging from $599 to $2,299. The promotion lasts through June 15 and is available only to customers who can verify that they are currently using a Windows XP machine.

Link 

Or Copy & Paste the Following:
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microsoft-10...

Microsoft != Best Buy

BooTang said:   Barrymis:  That's a different promo.  That one you linked is for purchases from the Microsoft Store. 
Thank you.  It was oversight.
But, I have a question:  Should the computer be in working condition?  I have a Toshiba Laptop (A15-S1292) with the Win Xp Product ID Tag attached on the bottom, but the hard disk has crashed and does not boot-up any more.  Can I get $100 for that?
 

barrymis said:   
BooTang said:   Barrymis:  That's a different promo.  That one you linked is for purchases from the Microsoft Store. 
Thank you.  It was oversight.
But, I have a question:  Should the computer be in working condition?  I have a Toshiba Laptop (A15-S1292) with the Win Xp Product ID Tag attached on the bottom, but the hard disk has crashed and does not boot-up any more.  Can I get $100 for that?

  I'm in a similar boat. I have a laptop circa 2001 that boots, but the screen has tons of dead pixels and it whirs like it's clearly on its last legs. I can scavenge an old hard drive for booting purposes, but without specific terms from another source, it's going to be a huge YMMV depending on who is handling these trade-ins. 

Take a Vista system, put XP on it, trade in. Now Vista works too.

Hopefully it will work with in-store pickup as I need an XPS 12 for work.

dvsdimsum said:   i have yet to see any other source confirm this, and knowing my local BB, they are going to know nothing about it and deny anything i try to trade in.
  +1

Do they wipe the hard drive on premises?

asuka said:   Take a Vista system, put XP on it, trade in. Now Vista works too.

Hopefully it will work with in-store pickup as I need an XPS 12 for work.
 

 According to a BB district manager there are two requirements the Geek Squad will check before your old XP to qualifies for the trade in:  1) PC needs to have a genuine XP COA attached. (For OEM machines with an OEM XP COA attached the OEM name on the attached XP COA must match the OEM manufacturer (ie taking a COA off a HP and putting it on a Dell isn't going to fly) OR you must provide proof of a retail upgrade purchase showing you upgraded your OEM installed OS to XP )  2. The installed XP OS must pass MS genuine validation.

I have a laptop that had XP originally. It now has Vista. Would it qualify???

If it still has the recovery partition, restore it to factory state and you should be OK.

cheapest qualifier?

vickh said:   cheapest qualifier?
 most likely a chromebook?

Yeh, I'll turn my XP comp over for a Win 8 machine, when you pry it outta my cold dead hands ...

omarECD said:   Do they wipe the hard drive on premises?
  I doubt it.

Do we have a link to an official source?

Drat, have a tiny Asus laptop with XP but no COA on it (too small, it came with XP and a Linux distro cd, but no optical drive).

Why won't they let you trade in a Win8 touchscreen computer for an XP Desktop? :mad:

vickh said:   cheapest qualifier?
  I've got a bunch to sell.

Ananrefugee said:   Drat, have a tiny Asus laptop with XP but no COA on it (too small, it came with XP and a Linux distro cd, but no optical drive).
  
I'd try with it anyways. Not every XP system came with a COA. Managers can override that on good grounds.

lordoffire said:   
vickh said:   cheapest qualifier?
  I've got a bunch to sell.

  example?
 

Which chromebook is best bang for the $ at the moment to maximize this deal?

I'm not giving up my XP

The last time I booted up an old XP laptop the updates took like 2 days of download...reboot..download patches to the patches...reboot.  

Ananrefugee said:   Drat, have a tiny Asus laptop with XP but no COA on it (too small, it came with XP and a Linux distro cd, but no optical drive).
Did you happen to check under the battery? I don't think Asus would release one without it... bad MS mojo.

ManuFact said:   
Ananrefugee said:   Drat, have a tiny Asus laptop with XP but no COA on it (too small, it came with XP and a Linux distro cd, but no optical drive).
Did you happen to check under the battery? I don't think Asus would release one without it... bad MS mojo.

  Yeh those ASUS netbooks had the COA under the battery.  A few of the early Gateways and Acers actually had the COA on the AC adapter..Anyway a physical XP COA IS required to qualify according to GM who we have dealt with for many in our prior salvage relationship with BB. No Bootleg, NFR, Institutional or promotional XP installs which typically had no COAs are going to be accepted but of course when dealing with the BB Geek Squad YMMV as most BB employees are morons.

Anyone know if there's a way to reinstall XP on a system if you don't have the original HD/restore? Still have COA on the case, just had don't have the original drive (with XP Home on it). Used a larger HD and installed XP pro (that might not stand up to Window GA checking, but not sure as it was... 10 years ago?)

Danzilla said:   Anyone know if there's a way to reinstall XP on a system if you don't have the original HD/restore? Still have COA on the case, just had don't have the original drive (with XP Home on it). Used a larger HD and installed XP pro (that might not stand up to Window GA checking, but not sure as it was... 10 years ago?)
 

  Any XP OEM disk of the same XP version will work. Just use the product key from your COA

Can anyone confirm if this is valid in their local BB store? I hesitate to call them or ask them as they would probably deny any knowledge of such program. Message will self-destroy in 5 seconds...

cheaperisbetter said:   Can anyone confirm if this is valid in their local BB store? I hesitate to call them or ask them as they would probably deny any knowledge of such program. Message will self-destroy in 5 seconds...
 

  This deal does not even start to Sunday so exactly how exactly is  one going verify it at their local store today?

Sk8terboy said:   Yeh, I'll turn my XP comp over for a Win 8 machine, when you pry it outta my cold dead hands ...
You realize you can install XP on the new machine, right?

jayK said:   
Sk8terboy said:   Yeh, I'll turn my XP comp over for a Win 8 machine, when you pry it outta my cold dead hands ...
You realize you can install XP on the new machine, right?

  I'd make sure you can find XP drivers for the new machine first.

I'm going to guess your old XP machine needs to boot up and show it's legitmately activated to get this deal. I'm in! Love me a new chromebook. Been eyeing them for a while, but just don't have the need for one really. For $100-150, I'd get one for sure.

cyfan said:   The last time I booted up an old XP laptop the updates took like 2 days of download...reboot..download patches to the patches...reboot.  
  That particular problem should be going away after only 4 more days.

Thanks for the suggestions, no go on the COA being under the battery though and the restore cd is lost in a box in storage somewhere (and I lost the original charger while traveling, I bought a replacement off eBay), it's an Asus 701SD like this one, I guess I'll try anyway on Sunday.

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BlurryEyed said:   
NJwisdom said:   Good news and bad news for me. They were going to take a netbook that needed the power cord, but as we went through the transaction, they wanted my driver's license. I am sure that everyone here who has traded in their laptops did this, but I was surprised. The staffer didn't know why they needed it, only that they did. Not only does BestBuy apparently keep the information but they share it with other companies. Collection of driver's license information makes identify theft that much easier, not just for dishonest employees, but for hackers as well. Unlike the Target breach which is essentially solved by issuing new cards, once an identity is stolen, it can lead to years of problems.

Make your own decisions, but I wouldn't risk it.

  
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