Getting Tired of Your iPad? Microsoft Invites You to Trade it In

Posted on September 13, 2013 1:22 PM by Rob Williams

You have to give it to Microsoft sometimes… it sure does know how to grab someone’s attention. With its latest promotion, you’re able to bring in your “gently used” iPad 2, 3 or 4 to any Microsoft Store and get at least a $200 gift card – perhaps for that Surface tablet you’ve been salivating over?


This deal might seem a little pointless at first, given that a lot of people are unlikely to get rid of their tablet, but Microsoft seems to be rather fair about its offer here. If you have a newer iPad, but happen to have an iPad 2 kicking around that’s in good shape, that’s an easy $200 that could go towards something like an Xbox 360 (we’re not sure if the Xbox One would be eligible for the discount given it’s unreleased) or some other Microsoft product.

I have major doubts we’ll hear about the success of this promotion, but I really hope that isn’t the case.

  • Bilal Khan


    • Rob Williams

      You genuinely made me LOL with that reaction.

  • zacharyt1122

    This isn’t too bad of a deal. I know most people are bitter about Windows 8 but I’ve played with their tablets and its not bad. Seeing as iOS has been mostly the same since its inception trading in an iPad for a Surface may not be a bad idea. Would be nicer if the One was out but oh well.

  • Marfig

    Getting rid of something that works in exchange for something that doesn’t… Now, this should make us feel outraged, were it not the fact it perfectly describes tech consumer behavior.

  • e550mercedes

    I have Windows 8 and I like it. The Metro interface works great on a tablet but there’s no way I’d go with any other tablet than an iPad right now, and especially with 64 bit ones on the horizon and iOS 7. I don’t own an iPad, but I’ve played with them as well as the Surface tablets, not to mention a host of other Android devices, but the sheer selection of apps and just how smooth and bug free they run on the iPad then It is going to take a lot more than a mere $200 trade in to get me to bite. I guess buying your customers is the only way Microsoft can get customers considering how they been losing money on them. This is just another way to lose more?. As great as Surface is as a tablet it’s just too late to the party when the iPad and other Android tablets clearly are taking the publics eye.

  • xOptix78

    If only some of you folks were privy to the conversation that kicked off via email amongst the staff…


  • Kougar

    It’s ironic they won’t accept the original iPad, because out of all the other models users will still make just as much (or more) just dumping them onto eBay. This might be worth it for the convenience factor if already planning to buy, but otherwise it’s not a good deal.

    • Rob Williams

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

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