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In the upcoming Staples add, there is a recycle deal if you trade up to a Windows 8 tablet. Usually, these aren't the best deals, but given that some tablets were cleared out or discontinued, there is an opportunity to get your money back if you want to try something new. (I am talking to you RIM and Touchpad owners). WHile this deal is not for everyone, some people can benefit.

The web site is www.tradeupandrecycle.com/tablets

The listed tablets and fine print are:


Qualifying Trade Ins
Does my old Tablet qualify for a trade in?

For your Tablet to qualify for a trade in, it must be one of the qualifying trade in products listed below

$100 Reward, qualifying trade ins
Amazon Kindle Fire®
Barnes & Noble Nook® Tablet

$150 Reward, qualifying trade ins
Apple Ipad® (all models)
Acer Iconia® (all models)
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 7" and 8.9"
HP Touchpad®
Toshiba Thrive® or Folio®
Motorola Xoom® (All models)
Asus Epad Transformer®
Blackberry Playbook®
Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet® (All models)
Sony Tablet P®

$250 Reward, qualifying trade ins
Apple Ipad 2® (all Models)
Apple Ipad 3rd Generation® (all models)
Samsung Galaxy tab® 10”
Sony Tablet S®

It should be working (including power supply and battery), and clear of your personal data
Laptops, Desktops, Workstations and Tablets not listed above are not accepted for trade in.
If any of the items required to make your Tablet fully operational are missing from the package received or if the Tablet is not a qualifying Tablet, you may receive a revised valuation by email or your claim may be rejected.

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Yeah, it makes so much sense to sell a 10in tablet for $100 and then get a 7in tablet for five times that.

JuniorMember (Oct. 24, 2012 @ 10:51a) |

Well, I was mostly commenting on just that the 'reward' value they're offering doesn't seem commensurate with the Touchp... (more)

Danzilla (Oct. 24, 2012 @ 10:54a) |

thanks for sharing

TheNewbGuy (Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:13p) |

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Get-what-you-paid (or even more) for touchpad owners.

What is the cost and spec of minimum windows 8 tablet that qualifies for this? If that tablet itself is overpriced/under spec(than playbook) then does not look much interesting.
thanks OP.

From FAQ's https://tradeupandrecycle.com/tablet/faqs

Q. I have received a revised valuation for my old Tablet which I do not agree with, what can I do?
A. The promoter’s decision is final when it comes to revaluations. We assess each Tablet which is sent to us honestly and fairly using an industry specialist.
If you do not agree with the valuation we can arrange for your Tablet to be sent back to you, however there may be a charge for administration and postage and your claim for a prepaid Visa cash card cancelled.

Q. How long will it take for me to receive my prepaid Visa cash card?
A. We endeavor to provide your Visa card within 30 working days of a validating your claim, however please allow up to 5 extra days for postal delays. We do not validate any claims until we have received and tested your trade in Tablet to confirm it matches the description given and the qualifying criteria.

I'm keeping my Touchpad.

chikuMarwadi said:   What is the cost and spec of minimum windows 8 tablet that qualifies for this? If that tablet itself is overpriced/under spec(than playbook) then does not look much interesting.
thanks OP.


From the website, tablets must be regularly priced $599 or higher.

How much are these Windows Tablets going to be ? I will really consider trading in my $150 HP Touchpad.

Hardly "get your money back"

GreenTrash said:   Hardly "get your money back"
Are you not aware of what the HP Touchpad was selling for during the firesale and what Staples is now offering for it as a credit?

nice post.

I also have a Touchpad and I can't get myself to downgrade to a 7" screen.

Careful with your choice of Windows tablet. The least expensive ("RT" model) won't run traditional Windows apps, only store-supplied touchscreen apps. And that store won't have much variety of app choices for some time.

There are far greater app choices for that HP Touchpad when running Cyanogenmod 9.

But it's good that Microsoft is pulling out many different stops to attract the tablet buyer. That might mean competitive tablet prices before the trade-in credit.

I'm keeping my Sony Tablet S. This is probably a good deal for some.

dannyliu138 said:   I also have a Touchpad and I can't get myself to downgrade to a 7" screen.

What makes you think the Surface, or the other Win8 tablets, have a 7 inch screen?

No way, I'm hanging on to my TouchDroid. I like it better than my ipad.

badboi said:   I'm keeping my Touchpad.

I'm in for 5!

i love webos and I am running dualboot but it's time to trade in my touchpad. thanks op.

If you are in the market for a Win8 tablet, BB Playbooks can be had for ~$100; bit of work, but saves ~$50.

Win 8 tabs are overly priced at the moment. Does the 20% coupon exclude tabs?

My 32GB Touchpad is still worth more than that. A 16GB TP maybe...

Danzilla said:   It may not sell for more than $150, but my 32GB Touchpad is still worth more than that. A 16GB TP maybe...
Yeah, it makes so much sense to sell a 10in tablet for $100 and then get a 7in tablet for five times that.

JuniorMember said:   Danzilla said:   It may not sell for more than $150, but my 32GB Touchpad is still worth more than that. A 16GB TP maybe...
Yeah, it makes so much sense to sell a 10in tablet for $100 and then get a 7in tablet for five times that.
Well, I was mostly commenting on just that the 'reward' value they're offering doesn't seem commensurate with the Touchpad's real value. I have a 7" Nexus too. It cost more, is easier to hold on to, is faster and more responsive than the older TP. The Touchpad still gets used as much as the newer Nexus 7 in our house. Partially just because of it's larger screen, but also because it's a really good device (esp. with Android loaded).

thanks for sharing



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